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Wizkid at mum’s funeral: I’ve never felt this much pain

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Pop star, Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, stated that he has never experienced the type of pain he is feeling, as his mother, Juliana, was laid to rest. She passed away on 18 August 2023.

Speaking at the wake and tribute service in honour of the deceased on Thursday, 12 October 2023, at the Balmoral Hall of the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos, Wizkid said, “I have no words to describe the pain that I feel, and I know every one of my family members shares this pain with me. I know that it is impossible for the pain to go away, so I’m not going to say, ‘take away the pain’, but I know God in his infinite mercy is going to comfort us, to be able to go on with life. The pain is profound; it hurts deeply. It is the deepest pain I have ever felt in my life. I am lost, but I pray and I know God will comfort every one of us”.

The late Juliana was eventually laid to rest on Friday, 13 October, after a church service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (City of David), Victoria Island.

At the funeral, the first Bible reading was taken by one of Wizkid’s elder sisters, Yetunde; while the younger brother of the deceased, Olusanya Dawodu, read out a tribute.

A multimedia presentation of the life and times of the deceased was shown during the service, which evoked tears and intense emotion from members of the family and other guests.

The late Juliana had four children— Yetunde, Omolara, Olubusayo and Ayodeji (Wizkid); and nine grandchildren— David, Boluwatife, Iremofetide, Moyinoluwa, Modesireoluwa, Ayodeji, Ireoluwaposi, Zion, and Michael.

Meanwhile, Nigerian celebrities came together in a magnificent display to celebrate with the Pop star, Wizkid at the burial of his late mother.

Wizkid’s previous manager, Bankole Wellington, known as Banky W, veteran Fuji singer King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal KWAM 1, Tony Elumelu, Oba Elegushi, DBanj, Osas, and various other well-known figures were in attendance at the party.


Female artist Tiwa Savage was also seen dancing with Wizkid and showering him with money during the celebration.

Numerous other celebrities joined the gathering to show their support and mark the occasion as Wizkid bid his final farewell to his mother

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