Video: Wizkid Stirs Emotions As He Weeps Uncontrollably at Mom’s Funeral (Watch)

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh October 13, 2023 1:39 PM EDT

Award-winning Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Wizkid, is holding the final funeral rites for his late mother, Mrs. Juliana Morayo Balogun, after she passed away on August 18, 2023.

The Matter hitmaker held a wake for his mother on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria, which was followed by the funeral today, Friday, October 13, 2023.

During the entire funeral rites for his mother, Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, was seen weeping as he was consoled by his partner, Jada P.  He was mostly seen in the video using his handkerchief or tissue to wipe his tears.

Wizkid is the only son of his parents. He gave a very touching speech at his mother’s funeral, stating that he has no way to properly explain the pain that he feels and that it is impossible for it to go away.

Wizkid also described his mother’s death as the deepest pain he has ever felt in his life and prayed to God to comfort him his siblings and other members of their family

“I have no words to describe the pain that I feel. I know everyone in my family shares this pain with me, but I know God, in his infinite mercies, is going to… it’s impossible for the pain to go away so I’m not going to say take away the pain, but He’s going to comfort us. The pain is profound, it hurts deeply, It’s the deepest pain I’ve ever felt in my life. I’m lost but I pray God comforts every one of us,” the Holla At Your Boy singer added.

“I just want to thank everyone here today, I didn’t even believe I’d be able to do this tonight but I just want to thank my sisters, Sister Yetunde, Sister Lara, Busayo, and my family, my dad, Brother Segun, Bose, Fausat, my mums sisters, and her brothers, Uncle Sanya, Aunty Labisi, everybody and I just hope that God is going to help us through this pain,” the Fever hitmaker said.