On August 18, 2023, Wizkid, the renowned international superstar also known as Ayodeji Balogun, mourned the passing of his mother, Jane Dolapo. The heartbreaking event occurred on Friday, October 13, 2023, as the singer, deeply immersed in grief, laid his beloved mother to rest amidst the supportive presence of his family.
Social media was flooded with poignant clips from the service held in Lagos, capturing Wizkid’s overwhelming emotional turmoil. The intimate church ceremony was attended by the star’s family, all clad in gold attire, where they collectively confronted their sorrow during the wake held on October 12, 2023. Even Wizkid’s eldest son, Boluwatife, couldn’t contain his grief, breaking down over the loss of his grandmother.
In a touching moment captured on social media, Wizkid, seated in the front row, rose from his seat to console Boluwatife, who was visibly moved to tears. The singer himself was seen shedding tears multiple times, clearly shattered by the profound loss, which he described as the most profound pain he had ever experienced.
Wizkid consoling his son Boluwatife at his mother’s wake-keeping ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FAyXyPZFgj
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Despite his own profound grief, Wizkid managed to find the strength to comfort his family members in attendance, acknowledging the deep sense of loss that had left him feeling utterly lost since his mother’s passing.
He said, “The pain is profound. It hurts deeply. The deepest pain I’ve ever felt in my life. I’m lost but I pray God will comfort every one of us. I’m lost without you mom, I love you so much.”
Wizkid’s mother was highly pivotal to his success as a global superstar. She was also sometimes seen supporting her son’s music career by attending his concerts on occasion.
Fans and well-wishers have since sent their condolences and words of support to the singer and his family, wishing them comfort.