Family announces burial arrangements for Wizkid’s late mother


The grieving family of Nigerian superstar Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Balogun, has officially released the funeral arrangements for their beloved mother, Jane Dolapo Balogun.

The news of her passing had left fans and well-wishers deeply saddened. Since her death, Wizkid has taken time off social media and only appeared to change his Instagram profile picture to a picture of his late mother.

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According to a flyer circulating on social media, the wake and tribute night in honour of Mrs. Jane Dolapo Balogun will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Flyer of Wizkid’s mum funeral. [Instagram @wizkid_blogger_]

Following the tribute night, a funeral service is scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2023, where Mrs. Balogun will be laid to rest.

Jane Dolapo Balogun is survived by her loving husband, Alhaji M.O. Balogun, who has been a pillar of support during this difficult time. She leaves behind four children: Yetunde Balogun, Omolara Balogun, Olubusayo Balogun, and Ayodeji Balogun, whom the world knows as Wizkid. Additionally, she was blessed with grandchildren who will undoubtedly cherish her memory.

The passing of Mrs. Balogun is not just a loss to her family but also to the entire community and music industry. Wizkid, one of Africa's most influential and acclaimed musicians, often spoke of his deep love and admiration for his mother, and her support played a significant role in his success.

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As fans and well-wishers prepare to pay their last respects to Jane Dolapo Balogun, the family has requested privacy during this emotional time. The funeral arrangements provide an opportunity for those who loved her to remember her life, legacy, and the impact she had on her family, especially her superstar son, Wizkid.