Moji Olaiya is the daughter of highlife musician Victor Olaiya died of heart attack in Canada where she had gone to have her second child. Her death is coming few weeks after the death of two prominent Nollywood Yoruba actors, Olumide Bakare and Pastor Ajidara. The popular Nollywood Yoruba actress was born on February 27, 1975, and began her acting career with Wale Adenuga’s production Super Story. Moji Olaiya has starred in several Nollywood movies both Yoruba and English.
Pastor Ajidara died of kidney failure at the age of 62. “Pastor Ajidara was one of the talented actors. May his soul rest in perfect peace.” While Olumide Bakare died in the early hours of Saturday, April 22. Though he has been-been sick for more than a year was discharged from the University College Hospital (UCH) last year after he was allegedly diagnosed with a respiratory disorder problem.
According to a close family claim, Moji Olaiya might be buried in Canada as her aged mother lives in Nigeria and its a taboo in Yoruba land to see the corpse of one’s child
She became famous in 2005 when she played a role in the film No Pains No Gains, in which she played Ireti and other films such as Sade Blade (2005), Nkan adun (2008) and Omo iya meta leyi (2009). Moji Olaiya featured in the films like the Agunbaniro. In 2003 she was nominated for the Reel Award Best Supporting Actress of the Year, and she won the Best New Actress Award. But in 2006, she released a film, Iya Okomi, starring Foluke Daramola and Funsho Adeolu, which was scheduled to premiere in Lagos in July.
Her first marriage to Bayo Okesola in 2007 was reported to have crashed in 2008, and she decided to remarry again in 2016 with a quiet ceremony in Nigeria. Moji Olaiya was confirmed dead barely two months after welcoming her second child in Canada, just a few months after she officially divorced her first husband to remarry another one.