Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola has said that the two daughters of her deceased colleague and friend, Moji Olaiya, have been promised scholarships by well wishers.


Olaiya died on May 17 following a cardiac arrest, three months after she was delivered of a baby girl in Canada.

She was buried on Wednesday at the Ebony Vault burial ground in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Speaking to the PUNCH, Daramola said the committee responsible for the organisation of Olaiya’s burial will liaise with the persons who have promised to invest in her children’s education.


She said: “So far, some of the people that we got in touch with concerning the burial have promised to offer Moji’s children scholarships. As a committee, we are trying as much as possible to liaise with this people. We are also planning to have a fixed deposit account for the baby, Mariam.

“By the time she is around 10 years old, if there is a need to turn it over to her for her schooling and other things, we would do that or carry out an insurance plan for her. We also plan to have a trust fund for her or endow a foundation on her behalf. We have a lot of plans and as time goes on, things would be clearer.

The actress also noted that the committee intends to set up a business for the elderly mother of Olaiya.


“We might also institute a business for Moji’s aged mother through which she can get funds, no matter how little, to take care of the kids. Because of her age, it has to be something that wouldn’t be too strenuous. Mariam and Adun will be staying with their grandmother,” she said.

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