According to an unverified rumor, Toluige Olokoobi Babalola, the mother of online celebrity Oreofeoluwa, committed suicide.
Ore rose to prominence in 2020 after a video of him begging his mother to calm down while she was scolding him went viral.
He was thereafter invited by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, obtained ambassadorial deals, and even appeared in a movie.
Unfortunately, three years after Ore rose to prominence, his mother apparently committed suicide for reasons unknown to the public.
A social media user revealed on the microblogging platform that she left behind three children for her husband.
The user, @sammydo214, wrote:
“The woman in the viral Mummy Calm down Video has just committed suicide here in Benin. She refused to speak to anyone about her problems. She left 3 kids for her husband, including the popular Mummy Calm down boy.”
While the sad news remains unconfirmed, many netizens have taken to social media to mourn her alleged demise, highlighting the concerning issue of depression in the country.
Read some comments as you scroll,
@ennyflawless wrote, “Wait what ????
What could have been the problem??
Be kind to those around you because you don’t know what they are going through”
@theelile_ wrote, “People are going through a lot.”
@thegirlbekee wrote, “Suicide as how??
Hope she wasn’t murdered and covered as suicide? Proper investigations should be conducted pls”
@thekingeve_o wrote, “People are going through tough situations. No matter what it is, please stay alive.
It is well. 🥲”
Watch the viral video below,