The presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has commiserated with Afrobeats superstar, Wizkid over the passing of his mother.
Recall that the Grammy award-winning artiste lost his mother, Jane Dolapo Balogun, to the cold hands of death in the early hours of Friday in London.
The labour party flagbearer expressed his condolences in a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday.
Obi stated, “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.”
Similarly, Nigerian writer, political commentator, Japheth J. Omojuwa wrote, “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.”
Media personality and influencer @PoojaMedia wrote, “Wizkid loses Mum. Thoughts with you, Legend. 🙏❤️”
The news of the death of the mother to one of the biggest and most influential African artists, Wizkid, was a shocking event that has now thrown the entertainment industry into a state of mourning.
His mum, a formidable cornerstone of strength, lent unwavering backing to her son’s meteoric rise in the industry.
Her steadfast support was also a familiar sight on the periphery of Wizkid’s concerts and events.
She was a pillar of support in her son’s successful music career and her presence at Wizkid’s performances was not just that of a mother; it embodied an emblem of unyielding allegiance to her son’s career.