Nigerian singer and songwriter, Abiola Ahmed Akinbiyi, known professionally as Bella Shmurda, extended condolences to his fellow countryman and artiste, Wizkid, who laid his mother to rest recently.
Individual and family pictures of the Holla at Your Boy singer have been circulating online as he held the final funeral rites for his late mother.
Taking to his X (Twitter) handle to commiserate with his colleague, Bella said he wished all would have the strength to bear the loss of their loved ones.
He also took advantage to pay tribute to his friend and late Afrobeats singer, MohBad, nicknamed “Imole” whom he had collaborated with on a number of songs.
“I pray we all have the fortitude to bear the loss of our lost loved ones! Past few days mehn…Seen the most happiest people sad and the strongest breakdown! Rest well Imole…stay strong Big Wiz,” the Afrobeats talent posted.
His prayer follows his tribute song titled My Brother, which was released this month, dedicated to the memory of MohBad.
Sounding emotional on the song, he asked God to bring his brother, MohBad, back while speaking about the dreams they both shared and how his brother had left him in tears.
MohBad featured Bella on the song titled Pariwo. The video for that song was released about three months before the demise of the Ronaldo composer. Bella also worked with MohBad on a mid-tempo tune titled Adura.
Bella Shmurda is the last child from a family of 10 children. He came to the limelight after his debut single Vision 2020 caught the interest of Nigerian rapper Olamide who did a follow-up remix of the song.
He subsequently released his first Extended Play (EP) High Tension in January 2020.
In 2020, Bella was nominated for the Next Rated Award category at The Headies. He won the awards “Next Rated Male” and “Street Music of the Year” at the City People Entertainment Awards and was also nominated for the “Revelation of the Year” Award category in 2020.
In 2021, he won Global Collaboration of the Year and Global Most Popular Song of the Year at the Global Music Awards Africa, which was held virtually in Ghana.