Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, other Nigerian celebrities shun Zara Gretti's funeral

published on Saturday, 5 April 2014

Singer, Zara Gretti was laid to rest Friday, April 4th 2014, at the Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos.The burial service held at the Lagos Catholic Cathedral, Lagos Island was attended by close friends and family members including her mother.Afterwards, she was taken to the Ikoyi Cemetery, where she was buried.

Surprisingly many of the top Nigerian entertainers who publicly wrote condolences on their social media pages were missing at the burial.Only a handful of Nigerian celebrities – Nikki Laoye and her husband, Jahborne, Emma Nyra and manager, Ubi Franklin, Yemi Alade, Tunde Demuren, Noble Igwe and Vina of Big Brother Africa fame – were present.Family members say “These people totally ignored Zara’s cry when she was alive, only to ‘wake up’ when she passed away conveniently using social media to mourn her but nobody visited her home or reached out to us.”‘What makes the scenario pitiable is that Zara was an industry babe, she knew them all, they knew her well’, a publicist who attended the service told NETThe Nigerian-American singer passed away on Friday, 28th March 2014 after a two-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.