Top Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth, lost his mum in the early hours of Tuesday.
Although it is not clear if she was ill before she passed on, Basketmouth, who is one of Nigeria’s most endorsed celebrities, took to his Instagram handle to share the sad news and also mourn the loss.
“Last night my angel left me,” he wrote. “My first love stopped breathing and it’s the deepest pain I’ve ever felt. I love you for every sacrifice you made to make me the man I am today; I’ve loved you through the tough times. I’ve loved you through happier days and all I can say at this point is that I will love you forever. I will miss you mummy. – May her soul rest in peace Amen.”
The death comes a month after the comedian, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, was robbed at gunpoint in his Lekki home in September.
According to fellow comedian Bovi, who broke the news, the father-of-two was robbed between 2a.m. and 4a.m.
Basketmouth and his family were held hostage at gunpoint while the episode lasted. In the end, no one was hurt.