(PHOTOS) Tears and Encomiums as Ace Nollywood Actress, Moji Olaiya Was Finally Interred at Ikoyi Cemetery


It was a black Wednesday for the Nollywood industry as the ace Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya was buried amidst anguish and encomiums at the Ebony Vaults, situated inside Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos.

The funeral rites of the late Nollywood actress progressed into an interment on Wednesday morning at the Ikoyi Cemetery with many Yoruba filmmakers, actors and fans of the deceased in attendance.

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After viewing Moji’s remains, actress Foluke Daramola said she dreamt that the deceased would wake up.

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A former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu and a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, were said to have contributed to the burial with the latter paying for the parcel of land where the Nollywood actress was buried.

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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.

Yoruba actors: Fathia Balogun, Bimbo Oshin, Salawa Abeni, and several others showered encomiums on the late Moji Olaiya at the emotion-laden event.

Popular actors, actresses and other stakeholders in the entertainment industry also attended the event. It was punctuated by emotional and humorous stories about Moji’s life, as told by her family members and friends

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Moji Olaiya buried

The actress, who was one of the children of late highlife music icon, Victor Olaiya, died on May 18 in Canada, two months after the birth of her baby. She had her second daughter in March and reports have it that she may have suffered complications as a result of childbirth. Her baby was born premature.

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The deceased is survived by her two daughters— one aged 20 and the other, delivered in Canada, only two months old.

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