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Governor Fayose Agrees to Sponsor cost of Flying Moji Olaiya’s remains back to Nigeria



Moji OlaiyaGovernor Ayodele Fayose reportedly aborted the burial of popular Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya in Canada at the last minute on Friday.

According to Punch, his government has agreed to foot the cost of bringing her body to Nigeria for burial.

The actress, 42 who is the daughter of veteran highlife musician, Victor Olaiya died on Wednesday following cardiac arrest, two months after she gave birth to her second daughter.

Her eldest daughter, Adunola, 18, on Thursday insisted that her mother’s corpse is brought back to Nigeria.

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

Moji’s housekeeper, identified as Keji, suggested in an interview that the actress’ sudden death could be a spiritual attack. She claims the deceased reportedly complained of “being uncomfortable” three days to her death.

According to Premium Times, Keji said “Her baby was born premature and her EDD was for May 2017 but complications arose that necessitated that she should be induced to save the baby’s life as well as hers. But since the delivery in March, her health had not been exactly perfect,”

She said that around 10 p.m Canadian time (3 a.m Nigerian time) Moji went into a crisis. “Her blood pressure shot up and she became unconscious. An ambulance was called to transport her to the hospital. But her case worsened and she gave up the ghost before they could make it to the hospital.”

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


  1. Temi

    May 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Madam Keji got the details of everything that went down in Canada even though I’m almost sure she aint never left Magodo the entire time. Nigerians talk too damn much.

  2. survivor

    May 20, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    oh Fayose must be a good man and a good leader..hope they will be willing to help a life body in need of help in future!!???

  3. Funshe

    May 21, 2017 at 1:30 am

    She had eclampsia so so sad!

    • swagg1

      May 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

      The doctor has spoken and thx for the news

  4. Rubby

    May 21, 2017 at 5:42 am

    May her soul rest in peace,so so sad….

    On another note,I wonder with all this silly generalizations Nigerians r stupid,Nigerians talk too much,Nigerians dis,and Nigerians that…give me a break,be specific,even in a family of four,not everyone acts d same…

  5. Corolla

    May 21, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Using state money to cover funeral cost? Why? Isn’t this the families responsibility?

    • nene

      May 21, 2017 at 11:08 am


    • nene+

      May 21, 2017 at 11:22 am

      So its okay to ignore the body of a new mum by her state governor? So its okay to abandon her dead body in Canada even when the family is already contemplating on that and her 18 years old daughter curious?If the family had so much money, you didn’t consider that she could have taken her mum along at least to help her with the overwhelming duties of a new mum? Even in America,states do sponsor funerals.Any thing to hate Ayo Fayose. Children of hatred!!

      Thank you Ayo Fayose this will further comfort the family. RIP Moji

    • Aghedo abraham

      May 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm


  6. Tee

    May 21, 2017 at 7:58 am

    …@Corolla, why are you talking like you just relocated to Nigeria, it’s Fayose we’re talking about here; anything for show. Have you read about the recent protest in Ekiti. One would think this clown would react to that. Anyway, I bet Nnenne can shed some light on that.

  7. Cultural ambassador

    May 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    She is a cultural ambassador for Ekiti state,so it’s the responsibility of the state.the money we are talking about is not up to the amount the politicians children spend on designer wears shoes ……

    .. Let the government fund it.

  8. Folly Gunners

    May 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Nigerians and our narrow mindedness! So he’s willing to spend s fortune from the public’s funds on a dead body. Perhaps, he should have spent the money on her when she was alive and needed it so bad. Of course, he wouldn’t have done that. Keep up the nasty job!

  9. Aghedo abraham

    May 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm


  10. Sylvia

    May 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    She died of eclamptic fit. Shikena

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