Nollywood mourns popular actress

Late Moji Olaiyam.

The Nollywood industry has again been thrown into mourning with the death of popular actress, Moji Olaiya, at the age of 42.

The actress is said to have died in the early hours of Thursday at a hospital in Canada.

Although the cause of her death is yet unknown but some reports allege that it is due to complications from childbirth.

The Nollywood actress welcomed her second child in Canada in March 2017.

Just before her demise, Olaiya made some comments on her Instagram wall.

In an Instagram post two days ago, she wrote:“Allhamdulilahi to you Allah I give all the glory for all you have done. I will forever praise and worship you. It’s not by power but the Grace of Allah. Thank you for the gift of life. Thanks also to all my friends and family my fans for your supports and prayers. Love you all.”

Her colleagues in the industry have taken social media to express their shock at the news of her death.

At the moment, her Instagram account @mojisolaabikeade, where she had 240,000 followers, has been inundated with messages of lamentations and condolences by her fans.

The late actress is the daughter of highlife musician Victor Olaiya.

She began her acting career with Wale Adenuga production, starring in the popular family TV drama, Superstory.

Moji Olaiya has also starred in various Yoruba and English movies such as “No Pain No Gain”  and “Nkan Adun.”

She has also won several awards in the industry including Best New Actress Award.


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