On Wednesday morning June 7, 2017, Moji Olaiya was given an intimate private version of the Public memorial held on June 6, 2017.
The funeral, which was held at Ebony Vaults, Ikoyi was simple but very touching. Buried according to Islamic rites, many of the mourners were seen comforting each other with hugs as her body wrapped in a white cloth was carried in.
Among them were stars like, Fathia Balogun, Funmi Mide-Martins, Yomi Fabiyi, Lapa Shandy, Eniola Badmus, Peju Ogunmola, Afeez Owo, Ayo Adesanya, Ireti Osayemi, Iyabo Ojo, Foluke Daramola, Ronke Oshodi-Oke Grace Amah, Doris Simeon, and others.
Moji Olaiya’s daughter, Adunoluwa was a little bit composed until her mother’s corpse was carried into the hall.
The 19-year-old cried as the pall bearers carried her mother’s corpse into the hall for her lying in state while being comforted by her mum’s sisters.
Moji’s family arrival delayed the audience for two hours. The invitation notice indicated the service would begin 10:00 am prompt; it didn’t start until around 12:00pm.
Olaiya will spend eternity at Ebony Vaults that will be off-limits to fans.
Remembering their last moments, Eniola Badmus told reporters, “This is so painful. Very very. Last memory I have of her was the day she called me that she has some stuff to sell.
I went to met her at her friend’s house and bought some goods from her. That was our last moment.“
Speaking about the late actress’ astounding qualities, “Basically, Moji is a wonderful person. She’s god-fearing. I’ve never had any cause to have an argument with her.
She’s always pleasant on set. She’s an emotional person. If you are going through some things she gives her support.
I will say Moji should rest in peace and may God continue to comfort her family and her aged mum and children.“
Popular Yoruba actress Fathia Balogun also talked about her experience with the late mum of two, “we went through a lot together. Eat, fight, chat and quarrel. Moji is like a sister to me.
Thank God today Moji is resting in her father’s house.“
The ceremony ends weeks of speculation that the late star would be buried in Canada where she died.
An emotional Grace Amah had few words for the star too, “she was a pleasant person. Always willing to render help when in need. I lack words today. You were such a unique soul.“
Friends and neighbours have described the actress as a very caring and down to earth person. According to them, everybody is her friend.