Moji Olaiya Always Smiles, Nollywood Artists Share Memories At Tribute Night

Moji Olaiya Always Smiles, Nollywood Artists Share Memories At Tribute Night

It was an emotion laden gathering at the Blue Roof LTV8, venue of tribute night for late Nollywood star, Moji Olaiya as friends rained encomium on her.

The Crème de la crème in the Yoruba Theatre Industry shared their memories with Olaiya who died on May 7 at a Canada hospital.

She died of cardiac arrest three months after she gave birth to a baby, findings showed.

From Fathia Balogun, Funmi Olaiya, Bimbo Oshin, to the Waka Queen, Salawa Abeni, the friends held their tears as Olaiya’s life reverberated through the hall.

“Moji always smiles, even when you hurt her,” Funmi said.

Funmi Olaiya is the elder sister to Moji and to her, the deceased would never be angry and would always find a way to mend any disagreement.

“I can’t believe that my sister is gone; she was a loving person, kindhearted and always smiling, “said Funmi Olaiya.

She said she refused to believe that Moji was dead when she heard the news, adding, “I thought she would wake up but it’s a pity that tonight we do wake keep for Moji. It means she is not coming back.”

Also, popular actress, Fathia Balogun said, “Moji loved this job a lot; she kept telling me that she had not done enough for this industry. “She had a lot of projects pending.

She stated that Moji had always given the little she could back to the society that made her, adding that losing her had left a big vacuum in the movie industry.

“I have lost a friend I never thought would leave so early. Moji loves this job and always her best but she is no more,” Balogun sobbed.

To Shola Shodimu, the Nigerian movie industry will miss Moji for her professionalism, humility and candour.

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