Late Moji Olaiya
Distraught, distressed, dismayed. Those were the words that could
best describe the looks on the faces of many visitors who flooded the
Magodo residence of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya.
Her older brother, Otunba Olaiya, who spoke to NET said Moji’s death was most unexpected.
‘When I spoke to her a few days ago, she did not give
signs of death. She never complained about anything. This is really
heartbreaking,’ he said.
Olaiya’s housekeeper, Mrs Keji, who described herself as a very close friend of the deceased, revealed details of the actress’ sudden death to us.
According to her, in the last three days before she passed away; the
actress had placed several calls from her base in Canada to complain of
‘Her baby was born premature. Her EDD was for May 2017
but complications arose that necessitated that she be induced to save
the baby’s life as well as hers. But since the delivery in March, her
health had not been exactly perfect.’
Mrs Keji further exclusively informed us that around 10pm local time (3am Nigerian time) she went into a crisis. ‘Her
blood pressure shot up and she got unconscious. An ambulance was called
to transport her to the hospital. But her case worsened and she gave up
the ghost before they could make it to the hospital.’
Keji who could not hold back tears continued, ‘Moji could
not say goodbye to us, she didn’t let us hold her baby, where will her
mother start from? Her death came too early, I believe this was not
ordinary. This looks like a spiritual attack.’
Meanwhile, Moji’s 20-year-old daughter, Adunola was visibly
hysterical and had to be held back by friends who were around to console
her. The Babcock University student was then taken into an inner room
as her screams continued to be heard.
Moji Olaiya’s infant daughter however is said to be in the care of
her friend with whom she was staying in Canada. It is unsure what will
happen to the two-month-old.
Olaiya’s relationship with the
father of the child, simply called ‘Mr Femi’ is hazy as there are
insinuations that he is still married to someone else.
The 42-year-old’s death comes almost exactly two years to the death
of her younger brother, Abidemi Olaiya who died on May 4, 2015.
Her elder brother Otunba, however told us that the family had not
informed their patriarch, renowned highlife muscian, Victor Olaiya.
‘As you know, Baba is old and it is never a good thing
for children to die before their parents. We do not know how he will
take it. We have to be really careful, but we are going to his Aguda
residence later this evening,’ he said.