Grammy Award-winning Afrobeat singer and songwriter Burna Boy joined the list of other celebrities, well-wishers, and fans around the world who have been sending their heartfelt condolences to singer Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun over the loss of his mother, Mrs Jane Dolapo Balogun.
Burna Boy paused in the middle of his AfroNation performance to pay to Wizkid’s mother.
In a video that has been circulating online, Burna Boy (real name Damini Ogulu) is seen telling fans how he felt hearing the news of the death of Wizkid’s mother.
“Before I move on, some news came to my hearing not too long ago that one of my brothers lost his mum, Wizkid. So I want to say, ‘Rest in peace, mom’,” he said.
He then went on to perform Wizkid’s ‘Ginger’ featuring Burna Boy, off one of the singer’s world best-selling album ‘Made In Lagos’, as a means of showing his true love and support to Wizkid in this trying times.
“I can’t imagine how it would be to lose my own mother, that would be the end of me!!” Burna Boy added.
Recall that Wizkid’s long-time manager, Sunday Aare, confirmed the passing on of the singer’s beloved mother to several media outlets over the weekend.
The Nigerian Observer earlier reported that Wizkid apparently loved his mother very much and never let any opportunity to celebrate her pass him by. The singer always accredited his musical success to his mother for never doubting his talent and for always supporting him.
Other prominent figures who have sent their condolences to Wizkid in his moment of grief include philanthropist, businessman and politician, Peter Obi, Young Panthauze signee Cheque, dancehall/Afrobeat singer Timaya, Reggae/dancehall singer Patoranking, among others.
30BG and DMW imprint record boss David “Davido” Adeleke also shared few words of encouragement to the singer on his social media account, while other Afrobeat artistes, businessmen/women, and influencers were not left out.
Meanwhile, since the news broke on the internet, the singer has not made any post on social media and fans and well-wishers are eagerly awaiting what his first post would be.