Top Nigerian stars have taken to social media to celebrate late actress/producer Moji Olaiya, who passed on in May 2017.
Aunty Moji, as she was fondly called died of a natural medical cause as stated by the family. She died days after birthing her second child.
The family’s statement read thus;
“The Olaiya Family appreciate the immense outpouring of love and affection the public showed the family since the sudden and untimely death of our beloved Sister, Moji Olaiya, and the huge support we received for her burial.
“We also want to use this medium to specially thank the Burial committee and all those who were involved in helping to raise funds for the return of Moji’s remains to Nigeria, we are eternally grateful to you for rising above the grief to support the family.
“This is also appreciating Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, erstwhile governor of Lagos State for his humane and philanthropic gesture in providing the required funds to transport Moji’s corpse back to Nigeria. Thank you, your Excellency. Indeed, Moji received burial befitting queens because of all your efforts.
“We wish to use this opportunity to debunk claims circulating on social media that a friend in Canada poisoned Moji. An autopsy was conducted; the autopsy reports indicated that our dear sister died of a different cause that can be termed natural medical cause.
“It is not the desire of the family to have anyone implicated in her death having seen the autopsy reports, therefore, we appeal to friends, fans and the general public to accept Moji’s death as an act of God though rather unfortunate.”
Read some of the posts on IG celebrating her;
yinkaquadrifilms To you my dear sister, Moji Olaiya Abike. I say Happy Posthumous birthday as you continue to Rest In Peace
officialyomifabiyi Happy Post-Humous Birthday to a very loyal, humble and special friend and colleague, Mojisola Abikeade Olaiya.
That I miss you and our friendship is an understatement. You defended and love me to my face and behind me. I cannot trade a friend like you for anu amount, you are priceless. YOU LIVE ON. Continue to RIP and do not forget your kids ok.
adeniyijohnson Happy posthumous birthday ma … I celebrate your greatness in absential