Tanzania’s legendary musician Judith Wambura popularly known as lady Jaydee is in mourning folliwing the death of her mother.

The singer’s mother, Martha Mbibo, died at 7 am Thursday, April 26 at her home in Dar es Salaam.

Jaydee’s brother, Dabo Mbibo, broke the news saying his mother succumbed after a long battle with bladder cancer.

Lady Jaydee’s rep, Lucy Mosha, said Ms Mbibo’s condition had improved significantly in the recent past.

“She was, previously, admitted to Muhimbili National Hospital and when her condition improved, she was discharged. Until her death, she was being attended to at home. We’d take her to hospital occasionally for check-up,” said Ms Mosha.

She died aged 72.

Lady Jaydee is yet to issue a statement as condolence messages pour in from her social media followers. Family and friends are meeting at Ms Mbibo’s home in Kiwalani, Dar es Salaam to plan her funeral.

In a past Instagram post, Jaydee revealed that her mother was battling cancer and requested her fans to pray for her.

“I have faith that God will heal my mum and raise her from the bed, which she has been confined to for the past two months. It is only God who has the powers to do that,” said Jaydee.