The heartfelt sympathy for Wizkid in the wake of his mother’s demise continues to flow as fans come together to commiserate with the popular Nigerian singer.
Confirming the tragic incident, Wizkid’s manager, Sunday Are, spoke to The PUNCH on Friday, stating, “Yes, she died this morning at about 1.30am.”
Wizkid’s deep affection and admiration for his late mother was evident in his public expressions. The singer often lauded the unwavering support she provided him throughout his artistic journey. He expressed his fondness for her on numerous occasions, even dedicating a song titled ‘Mummy Mi’ to her. His love for his mother was also reflected in his music, with references to her found in tracks like ‘Joy’ and ‘Jaiye Jaiye’. A tattoo of the name ‘Morayo’ on his hand served as a testament to his devotion to her.
The artiste’s birthday was a special occasion for the pair to celebrate their bond. In July 2019, Wizkid took to Instagram to honor his mother, an unusual gesture from a celebrity who rarely shares personal matters on social media. Alongside a picture of her, he wrote, “My backbone, prayer warrior, my life! I love you. I’ll do anything for you. I will do everything for you. (I wish you) long life.”
Wizkid’s mother reciprocated his love openly, expressing her joy and gratitude for having him as her son. In an interview with Daily Post in April 2014, she said, “I am so glad that he is my son and I’m his mother. I give God all the glory. God has kept him for us and He will continue to (do so).”
The news of her passing led to an outpouring of condolences across various platforms. Alabi Lawrence, a digital creator, expressed his sympathies on X (formerly known as Twitter), highlighting Wizkid’s deep love for his mother. Social media influencer Mc_Phils wrote, “Sad to hear that Wizkid lost his mum. May she rest in peace.”
Fans also shared their sorrow and support. David Onyemaizu expressed, “Wizkid’s mum has passed on? A very sad news. May her soul rest in peace. Losing a parent when one is at the apex of one’s career can be very devastating. I wish this wasn’t true.” Another fan, Adebayo, conveyed, “Losing a mother can feel as if the wind was knocked out of you. May her soul rest in peace.”
The overwhelming show of sympathy from fans and followers underlines the profound impact Wizkid’s mother had on his life, career, and the hearts of those who admired him. As the Nigerian music industry and his fans unite in mourning, Wizkid’s memories of his beloved mother will undoubtedly endure as a testament to the profound bond they shared.