Alexander, the younger brother of former Big Brother Naija housemate, Khafi, has been laid to rest amid tears.

Alexander Kareem was shot dead at Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush back in June by a yet-to-be-identified person after a trip to a convenience store.

Speaking at the funeral, Khafi said the death of her brother should not be treated as another 'black boy.'

Alexander died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen. [LindaIkeji]
Alexander died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen. [LindaIkeji]

"To anybody who's seen this (in the news) and is thinking this is just another black boy who's been shot by violence, I want to tell you that is not the case," she said.

"Alex's life mattered, he had a future ahead of him, he's not just another black boy. He had a family, he had friends, this is real."

Photos from the burial [LindaIkeji]
Photos from the burial [LindaIkeji]

"There are real lives that have been impacted, real people who are broken. There are so many people who have turned up today and we are here for justice."

"I am begging whoever knows anything please find it in your heart to come forward. I feel bad that we've had to bury Alex and his killers are still not found, can he really rest in peace when his killers are roaming around?"

The funeral service was held at the Church of the Holy Ghost and St Stephen in Shepherd's Bush [LindaIkeji]
The funeral service was held at the Church of the Holy Ghost and St Stephen in Shepherd's Bush [LindaIkeji]

The funeral service was held at the Church of the Holy Ghost and St Stephen in Shepherd's Bush on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, and dozens more paid their respects at the burial in Margravine Cemetery in Hammersmith.

It would be recalled that Khafi's brother Alexander died after a shooting in June.

According to the BBC, the 20-year-old died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen.

His killer(s) are yet to be found.