Songstress Abiana has laid her late 61-year-old mother, Esther Mawusi Kofitse, to rest.

The 21 VGMA Female Vocalist of the Year shared the heartbreaking news of her mother’s passing on her Instagram account on July 21.

Photos: Singer Abiana lays mother to rest

She wrote, “Sharing this has been very hard for me. I was hoping my dear mom would wake up so I wouldn’t have to share this news with you, but I am told it gets less painful when I am able to share.

“So I come to you all broken, consumed by grief, unable to celebrate my recent wins and even push my latest single because, on Wednesday, July 14th 2021, death laid her cold hands over my dear mother and snatched her from us.

Photos: Singer Abiana lays mother to rest


                                                                                                                                                                                        “My Angel, my backbone, my number one cheerleader, my everything. God, this is hard! Eiiii Maama Hmmmmm.”

In a solemn setting, the singer and her family organised a burial service at Transitions Funeral Home on September 4.

Photos: Singer Abiana lays mother to rest

Sharing fondest memories of her mother, who was a National Fire Service officer.

The ‘Me and you’ crooner wrote, “My fond memory of her was always calling me on phone to sing for her Ooh. She was always yelling, “Are you a housefly? Sing louder, from your stomach[sic]”.

Photos: Singer Abiana lays mother to rest

“I remember she taking me for one of my music auditions at Koforidua. Unfortunately, we had an accident. My mom didn’t flinch; rather, she made sure she took me to the place of the audition then later left with our driver to go sort out the accident issue.  She put me first, and for that, I have always been grateful [sic].”

Photos: Singer Abiana lays mother to rest

MadamMawusi Kofitse was buried in Kedzi in the Volta Region.