Veteran rapper Nazizi Harji held a memorial service for her late son Jazeel Adam to mark 40 days since his untimely death in December 2023.
Nazizi on Sunday, February 4, 2024, reminisced about the good times she shared with her son when he was still alive in several posts she shared on social media.
She shared a short video clip showing how Jazeel Adam was at one time working as a model for a local clothing brand.
"40 days since you left mama @jazeeladam 💔" Nazizi wrote.
Nazizi, family members and friends later visited Jazeel's grave where they held prayers and laid flowers.
The rapper expressed her uttermost gratitude to those who sent her flowers and condoled with her in her hour of need.
"To everyone who has stood with my family and I during this painful, heartbreaking time, I appreciate you, may God bless you and protect those who you love wish I could thank each one of you individually," Nazizi said.
Nazizi specifically thanked Wyre, Tallia Oyando and two others for going the extra mile to give her hope in her darkest hour.
"To those who have brought some hope of light in this very dark and difficult time I appreciate each of you, special thanks to @tiff_wroe91 @talliaoyando @wyredalovechild @hanyfah22 for going that extra mile, you r special"
In a press statement dated December 26, 2023, Nazizi's family said Jazeel died on December 25, 2023, during the family's stay at a hotel in Tanzania.
“It is with profound sorrow and deepest heartache that we confirm the tragic passing of Jazeel, the beloved son of Nazizi Hirji on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2023, in Tanzania.
"We lost this young soul in an unfortunate accident at a hotel where the family was staying. He was buried earlier today in Nairobi, in accordance with his religion,” part of the statement read.
“We appeal for your compassion and understanding out of respect for their need for peace in this time of mourning. We kindly request everyone to allow Nazizi and her family the space they need to begin the healing process.
“A more detailed statement will be made available once the family has had some time to mourn their tremendous loss.
“Until then, we deeply appreciate your prayers and thoughts for Nazizi and her family during this incredibly difficult time. We kindly remind all entities to refrain from reaching out to the family directly to respect their privacy.”