Moji Olaiya Biography: Life and Times of the Late Nigerian Actress

This is the Biography of Moji Olaiya (February 27, 1975 – May 17, 2017). Moji Olaiya was a Nigerian actress of Yoruba and English genres. She was the daughter of Nigeria’s popular highlife musician Victor Olaiya.



Late Moji Olaiya comnenced her acting career by starring in Wale Adenuga’s production Super Story. After that, she went from strength to strength by starring in several Nigerian movies of Yoruba and English genres.

Moji Olaiya was popular for her roles in Nigerian movies which include No Pains No Gains, in which she played Ireti, Sade Blade (2005), Nkan adun (2008) and Omo iya meta leyi (2009). She also starred in the Agunbaniro.

In 2003, Moji Olaiya got nominated for the Reel Award Best Supporting Actress of the Year, and she went one step ahead by winning the Best New Actress Award. She was honoured by the Nigeria Police in Abuja in 2015 for being a role model to the youths. She also received recognition by City People Magazine, when she won the City People Entertainment Award. 



Moji Olaiya released a film, Iya Okomi, in 2016 starring Foluke Daramola and Funsho Adeolu, which was scheduled to premiere in Lagos on July.

Moji Olaiya married Bayo Okesola in 2007, then separated. She converted to Islam in 2014. 

Moji Olaiya died on May 17, 2017, from cardiac arrest in Canada, where she had her second child exactly two months prior.

She is survived by a teenage daughter, Adunoluwa, among other family members.

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