Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has extended his condolences to Afrobeats sensation, Wizkid, following the heartbreaking news of his mother’s demise.
The Grammy award-winning artist, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, lost his mother, Jane Dolapo Balogun, in the early hours of Friday while in London.
In a statement shared on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, Peter Obi expressed his sympathy and offered his support. He wrote, “On behalf of the OBIdient family, I sincerely commiserate with Mr Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, (Wizkid), who reportedly lost his beloved mother. The death of a loved one is a very painful experience, more so a beloved mother.”
Japheth J. Omojuwa, a Nigerian writer and political commentator, also highlighted the special bond between Wizkid and his mother in his music. He tweeted, “Wizkid’s love for his mum has been apparent in his music through the years. It was a major theme of the ‘Ayo’ album. He needs all the support he can get at this time. Prayers and love to the Balogun family. For fortitude & acceptance. May her soul rest in peace.”
PoojaMedia, a media personality and influencer, shared her condolences, writing, “Wizkid loses Mum. Thoughts with you, Legend. 🙏❤️”
The passing of Wizkid’s mother has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, casting a pall of mourning over it. She had been a steadfast pillar of support for her son’s remarkable journey in the music world, often seen at his performances and events, providing unwavering encouragement and contributing to his success.