Actress Moji Olaiya finally laid to rest at Ikoyi Cemetery

The body of Moji Olaiya, the popular Nigerian actress who died last month in Canada, arrived Nigeria on Tuesday.

The actress was buried today June 7 at the Ebony Vault, Ikoyi Cemetery in 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.

Moji began her acting career with Wale Adenuga’s production, Super Story, and starred in several Nollywood movies and Yoruba films.

She is best known for her roles in films such as No Pains No Gains, in which she played Ireti, Sade Blade (2005), Nkan adun (2008) and Omo iya meta leyi (2009). She also starred in the Agunbaniro.

The actress, who was one of the children of late highlife music icon, Victor Olaiya, passed away on May 18 after suffering a cardiac arrest in Canada. She had only been delivered of a baby girl two months earlier. Reports claimed she may have suffered complications as a result of childbirth. Her baby was born premature.

The deceased is survived by her two daughters— one aged 20 and the other, two months old. She was 42 years old.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

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