In no more than an hour, after the report of her death hit Nollywood practitioners, a crowd had besieged her Magodo house as many of them couldn’t believe the news that was filtering in.
The disbelief soon turned into overwhelming sorrow when it was confirmed that the 42-year-old mother of two had indeed passed away.
Many of her colleagues among them, Ronke Odusanya, Doris Simeon, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, Ronke Ojo (Oshodi Oke) whom we spotted there were still in a state of shock and could not convey in words the pain they were feeling.
At press time, more people had arrived at the house requiring a tent to accommodate the grieving well wishers. Her aged mother sat in silence, looking blank as she struggles to come to terms with the loss of her daughter.
A cousin who spoke to us said that Moji Olaiya breathed her last at 3am in an ambulance that was taking her to the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at her friend’s Ontario home.
Moji Olaiya is survived by her two parents – her father is highlife icon Victor Olaiya, her two daughters – one aged 20 and the other only two months old – who she had gone to Canada to deliver.