Music duo, Skuki, lose mother


Nigerian music duo, Tumininu Laolu-Ogunniyi and Atewologun Laolu-Ogunniyi, known collectively as Skuki, have announced the death of their mother, Omolola Ogunniyi.

The siblings announced the death via Instagram on Monday.


“2 days ago I lost my mum. My world! My universe! My everything! OMOLOLA OMOLADUN OGUNNIYI!❤❤❤ All that I am, is made up of little pieces of beautiful you; mummy. You showed me how to navigate this complex world in JEHOVAH’S way I am one of the footprints you have left in this world. THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU THOUGHT ME MUMMY. I LOVE YOU!,” Peeshaun wrote.

Vavavoom also wrote a poignant message to his dead mother, “48hours ago i lost my bestfriend, my mentor, my inspiration, my world, my everything. My BEAUTIFUL MOTHER, I would miss you so so much.. Thank you for everything you’ve thought me….To share kindness and love…but most importantly to serve JEHOVAH. I know i will SEE YOU AGAIN IN PARADISE. LOVE YOU MUMMY…A.K.A MOMA A.K.A MILEH!!!! LOVE YOU!!!! LOVE YOU!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!❤❤❤❤💔💔💔💔😭😭😭😭 😍😍😍😍. 70years never looked better.”

The brothers were both born in the 1980s in Oyo State, Nigeria.

They attended The Staff School, University of Ibadan and The International School, University of Ibadan.


The duo developed an interest in music shortly after they graduated from secondary school. Shortly after that, they had to part ways as Tumininu went to study Geography at the University of Lagos while Atewo studied Law at the University of Ibadan.

They reunited in 1999 to start a music career under the name “Skuki”.

Their debut single, ‘Fire’ stayed on the Africa Edition of the Channel O Top 10 Chart for four months and was number one for four consecutive weeks. Their singles ‘Stamina’ featuring Mo’Cheddah and ‘Banger’ featuring DJ Zeez brought them awards and prominence.