UPDATE: Heartbreaking Details Surrounding Moji Olaiya’s Sudden Death Revealed

Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya, 42, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, just two months after welcoming her second daughter in Canada (read here).

It was earlier reported that the actress had died of cardiac arrest. Her elder brother, Otunba Olaiya who spoke to NET said Moji’s death was unexpected.

Moji while hospitalised in Canada

”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.

Otunba also revealed that the family had not informed their father, renowned highlife musician, 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.

Giving more details of the actress’ sudden death, Moji’s housekeeper, simply identified as Mrs Keji, who described herself as a very close friend of the deceased, revealed that in the last three days before she passed away; the actress had placed several calls from her base in Canada to complain of ‘being uncomfortable’.

”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.”

Keji, who could not hold back tears further disclosed 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 the could make it to the hospital.

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.”

Moji is survived by two daughters. Her first daughter Adunola, 20, who attends Babcock University is said to be currently mourning the loss of her mum. Her two-month-old baby is in currently placed in care with her friend in Canada.

Adunola and mum

Moji’s relationship with the father of the child, simply called ‘Mr Femi’ is hazy as there are rumours that he is still married to someone else.

The Playground reports that the deceased’s burial arrangements are causing a bit of a rift within the family, as the late actress converted to Islam from Christianity as an adult and was a practicing Muslim at the time of her death.

Due to this, some members of her family have been suggesting that her remains be interred today according to Muslim rites.

However, Adunola is insisting that her mother’s corpse should be brought back for burial in Nigeria.

According to the reports, the grieving young woman had to be ushered into a secluded room by family members who did their best to calm her down, although she kept asking to see her mother.

“She must be brought back. I don’t care what anybody says, I just want my mother’s body,” Adun said.

However, it looks like it may be difficult to bury the actress’ remains the same day seeing as internments are very expensive in most foreign countries.

This is so sad! May God comfort her family members.

May her soul continue to rest in peace.

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