Moji Olaiya’s Magodo residence.
Nollywood practitioners woke up to the sad news of the death of actress Moji Olaiya who passed away in far away Canada.
In less than an hour, a crowd had besieged her Magodo house as many of them couldn’t believe the news that was filtering in.
The disbelief soon turned into overwhelming sorrow when it was
confirmed that the 42-year-old mother of two had indeed passed away.
Doris Simeon at Moji Olaiya’s residence.
Ronke Oshodi Oke and Bisi Ibidapo-Obe were among the early callers.
Many of her colleagues among them, Ronke Odusanya, Doris Simeon, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, Ronke Ojo (Oshodi Oke) whom we spotted there were still in a state of shock and could not convey in words the pain they were feeling.
At press time, more people had arrived at the house requiring a tent to accommodate the grieving well wishers.
Her aged mother sat in silence, looking blank as she struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter.
Moji Olaiya’s aged mother.
A cousin who spoke to us said that Moji Olaiya breathed her last at
3am in an ambulance that was taking her to the hospital after suffering a
cardiac arrest at her friend’s Ontario home.
Moji Olaiya is survived by her two parents – her father is highlife icon Victor Olaiya, her two daughters – one aged 20 and the other only two months old – who she had gone to Canada to deliver.