Just In: Actress Moji Olaiya dies

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Moji Olaiya: sudden death

Nollywood star actress Moji Olaiya has been reported dead. She was 42 years old.

Multiple sources said she died of heart attack in Canada, where she gave birth to a baby girl in March. The baby was her second child. Her first daughter is 18 years old.

The beautiful actress, who had featured in many Yoruba and English movies  married her second husband last year after the first one  to Bayo Okesola crashed in 2008.

She was the  daughter of highlife music legend, Victor Olaiya. She was born in February 1975.

Moji Olaiya’s Instagram post two days ago

Fans, fellow Nollywood actors and actresses have all expressed shock about her death.

In an Instagram post two days ago, she wrote:  “Allhamdulilahi to you Allah I give all the glory for all you have done. I will forever praise and worship you. It’s not by power but the Grace of Allah. Thank you for the gift of life. Thanks also to all my friends and family my fans for your supports and prayers. Love you all.”

And this was penned on Tuesday. The day after, she dramatically left the world.

In another post, she made after, she announced to her fans that Okiki app is now available on Apple App Store. “watch movies from me and other great actors for free”, she wrote.

At the moment, her Instagram account @mojisolaabikeade, where she had 240,000 followers,  has been inundated with messages of lamentations and condolences by her fans.


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  • Stanley Ogbere

    This is painful! May her soul rest in peace.

  • ajtiamiyu

    A great loss! May her soul rest in peace!! May God give the family the fortitude to bear the loss. She was a rare gem! Adieu Moji Olaiya…