Thespian Moji Olaiya Buried In Lagos


It was a day of sorrow, tears and eulogy as popular Nollywood thespian, Moji Olaiya, was buried on Wednesday morning at the Ebony Vaults, situated inside Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos.

The burial was well attended with any Yoruba filmmakers, actors and fans present.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the former Lagos State governor was responsible for the repatriation of Moji’s corpse from Canada back to Nigeria. Also, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, a prominent member of the  National Union of Road Transport Workers paid for the parcel of land where the Nollywood actress was buried.

On Tuesday, a night of tributes was organised by the artistes as part of her funeral programmes at the Blue Roof of the LTV8 in Ikeja, Lagos. It was a galore of eulogies and encomiums. The event was graced by many people in the entertainment industry including Fathia Balogun, Bimbo Oshin, Queen Salawa Abeni, Shola Shodimu, Foluke Daramola, Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma), and Adeoye Adewale (Elesho) to mention just a few.

The actress, who was one of the children of late highlife music icon, Victor Olaiya,42, died on May 18 in Canada, two months after the birth of her baby. She is survived by her two daughters— one aged 20 and the other, delivered in Canada, only two months old.


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Akin Akingbala is an international journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. Aside being happily married, he has interests in music, sports and loves traveling.

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