Certain Nigerian celebrities lost their fathers not long after they became celebrities and it has been a bad loss to them. Here is a list of Nigerian music stars who lost their dad’s after they became popular. May they rest in perfect peace.
05. Dr Sid
On February 19, 2013 Nigeria musician Dr Sid lost his father Chief Justus Esiri, a veteran actor to the cold hands of death.
04. Kiss Daniel
The “Woju” singer Kiss Daniel lost his dad May 9, 2015 which was just few days to his 21st birthday.
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter best known for his singles “Woju” and “Yeba”. He went by the stage name Kiss Daniel prior to changing it in May 2018.
03. Yemi Alade
The Johnny crooner Yemi Alade lost her father January 16, 2015 after she also became popular.
Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny”.
Petite singer Chidinma Ekile lost her dad, James Ekile after a brief illness on December 9, 2014 after she came to spot light from the project fame competition she won.
Chidinma Ekile, popularly known by her stage name Chidinma, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.
Nigerian rapper, Olamide lost his father to the cold hands of death on November 26, 2015. Although the cause of death remains unknown, the ‘Eyan Mayweather’ rapper just made the announcement on his Instagram page last year.
Two years after the death of his father, Olamide lost his mother which he also announced on his social media handle at the time.
Olamide Adedeji, known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.