Nigerian Music Industry Mourns the Passing of Jane Dolapo Balogun

Nigerian Music Industry Mourns the Passing of Jane Dolapo Balogun


The Nigerian music industry is grappling with a profound loss as news spreads of the passing of Jane Dolapo Balogun, the cherished mother of renowned artist Wizkid.

The news of her demise emerged in the early hours of Friday, casting a shadow of grief over the industry.

The exact cause of her passing remains undisclosed, leaving many in a state of shock and sadness.

Unity Amidst Grief: Artists Unite to Offer Condolences

In an industry often characterized by competition, moments of sorrow tend to bridge gaps and unite artists in empathy.

Notably, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, was quick to extend his condolences to Wizkid.


Using his social media platforms as a medium, Davido expressed his sympathy, saying, “Praying for you, my brother, Wizkid.

Sadness flies away on the wing of time.”

This gesture holds significance due to the history of rivalry between the two artists, a rivalry that has taken a back seat in the face of this shared sorrow.

Buried Hatchets: Evolving Relationship Between Davido and Wizkid

The dynamic between Davido and Wizkid has witnessed fluctuations over the years.

However, recent times have witnessed a shift in their relationship, marked by camaraderie.


The surprise announcement of a collaborative tour in January startled fans, given the history of competition between the two.

Though the tour was subsequently postponed, it signified the changing nature of their bond. Wizkid further demonstrated his support for Davido by endorsing his album “Timeless,” encouraging fans to engage with the project.

Communal Grief: Tributes from Fans and Artists Alike

The news of Mrs. Balogun’s passing has reverberated throughout the Afrobeats community and even beyond.

Fans and fellow artists have taken to various social media platforms to offer their condolences and share cherished memories of her.

The overwhelming outpouring of affection and support serves as a testament to the profound impact she had on those who knew her personally or through her son’s music.


A Mother’s Legacy: Guiding Influence in Wizkid’s Journey

Although Wizkid has yet to formally address his mother’s passing, it’s evident that she played a pivotal role in his life.

Mothers often serve as the bedrock of their children’s accomplishments, providing unwavering support and invaluable guidance.

As Wizkid navigates this trying period, the music community stands alongside him, extending their unwavering support and understanding.

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