The body of late Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya will be flown into Nigeria from Canada for a befitting burial, NAN reports.


Quoting various sources, NAN reports that the Ekiti state government has agreed to foot the cost of bringing her body to Nigeria for burial.

The popular actress, 42, died on Wednesday following cardiac arrest, two months after she gave birth to her second daughter.

Her eldest daughter, Adunola, 18, had insisted that her mother’s corpse should be brought back to Nigeria.


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

Faithia Williams Balogun was named yesterday as chairperson of a 10-man burial committee that also included a host of Nollywood acts.

Moji was the daughter of veteran highlife musician, Victor Olaiya.


Her death was a complete shock to Nollywood, stirring emotions and tributes from her colleagues.

Olaiya died almost exactly two years after her younger brother, Abidemi Olaiya, passed on. He died on May 4, 2015.

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