Wizkid, a.k.a. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, a.k.a. the Nigerian Afrobeats Icon, has not stopped lamenting the loss of British singer and musician Joey Grant.
Joey, also known as Joeybass, and Wizkid are close friends who have shared the stage together on various occasions.
On Thursday, August 11, The Starboy posted a moving video on his Twitter profile to honor his close friend.
The archived video shows them both performing at his concert in London at the prestigious O2 Arena. Joey was strumming the guitar while Wizkid sang.
Early in August, when word of Joeybass’ passing first surfaced, Big Wiz sent a tribute to him on his Instagram story.
The singer of “Fever” wrote a brief tribute to the late British music expert as he spoke fondly of their moments spent together. He also expressed his gratitude to Joeybass for sharing his light with him.
The award-winning singer had written: “RIP Joey, thank you for sharing your light with me.”
See his tweet:
Joey 🕊💔 pic.twitter.com/PeSjfwJxOW
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) August 11, 2022
A host of stage and music performers also paid tribute to Joey, who had been in hospital for an unspecified medical condition.
Grant was in the band for the award-winning musical Come From Away, with co-star Alice Fearn, who wrote Twitter: So hard to process. The larger-than-life, joyful, vivacious, kind, big-hearted beast of a musician Joey Grant has left us. Heaven gained a bass-playing legend today and we lost a friend and the coolest member of Come From Away UK.
Another cast member, Sam Oladeinde, said: Every day since I joined Come From Away, he would brighten up my day with his talent, smile, energy and joy. He really wouldn’t want me to cry but in this moment, I can’t stop. I will miss him dearly. I pray for his beautiful young family. It’s just not fair. RIP Mr Joey Grant.
Jennifer Tierney: Our Joey. Total legend in his element. You will always be a huge part of our family. Your legacy and incredible spirit will live on my dear friend. Smiling through tears watching you. Love you