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First Posthumous Birthday: 10 Things To Know About Wizkid’s Mum

Popular hip-hop and Afrobeats singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has paid tribute to his late mother, Jane Dolapo Balogun on her first posthumous birthday.

The singer made the tribute in a post on his official page on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, 4th of July, 2024.

He referred to his late mother as the love of his life, explaining how much he missed her hugs and kisses.

Wizkid tweeted, “Happy birthday love of my life! Miss you everyday. First one without you here feels unreal. Nothing makes sense without you mama! Life is empty without you. Continue to watch over us ! My heart is broken forever ! 💔 love you love love you MORAYO mi. Your smile is all a memory I will never forget. Your laugh! Your hugs and kisses. I miss you dearly! ❤️❤️”

Mrs Balogun’s death was confirmed by the artiste’s manager, Sunday Aare, who said she died in the early hours of Friday, 18th of August, 2023.

Below are 10 things to know about Wizkid’s mother:

1. Her full name was Jane Dolapo Balogun.

2. She hailed from the Shitta-Bey family in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.

3. Balogun played a significant role in WizKid’s life, supporting his musical aspirations from a young age.

4. She encouraged WizKid’s interest in music by buying him instruments and supporting his participation in the church choir.

5. WizKid has often cited his mother as his biggest inspiration and source of strength in his journey to success.

6. She raised WizKid and his siblings as a single mother, showing resilience and determination.

7. She obtained a degree in Social Sciences from the University of Lagos.

8. Balogun was known for her entrepreneurial ventures and commitment to her family’s well-being.

9. Despite the challenges she faced, she remained a strong pillar of support throughout WizKid’s rise to fame.

10. WizKid often expressed his deep love and appreciation for his mother in his music and public statements.


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