The burial of Nollywood star actress Moji Olaiya – who passed on in Canada in the early hours of Thursday, May 18, 2017, of cardiac arrest following childbirth complications – is on hold.
The family is yet to decide whether to bury her in Canada.
More importantly, the Ekiti state government has not contacted the family officially about the plans they have for one of the stars from the state.
Speaking with encomium.ng this afternoon (Saturday, May 20), Bayode Olaiya, the deceased’s brother, confirmed that Ekiti was yet to meet the family.
He mentioned that his brother, Femi, is already in Canada, to supervise what the family agrees on.
There were reports that the 42 year old mother of two daughters was to be buried on Friday, May 19, 2017, in Canada at 4 pm as Islam enjoins (deceased Moslems are buried not later than the second day after death).
But there were speculations that her daughter, Adunola, wanted her mother buried in Nigeria. She was said to have been persuaded to allow the Canada funeral.
Moji Olaiya, who had a second daughter in March 2017 for an Abuja based Alhaji, is described as very quiet, respectful and good natured. The Alhaji husband joined the family in her Magodo (Kosofe local council area of Lagos) on Thursday night (May 18).
Now, according to Bayode Olaiya, the family will decide on the next step as his brother (Femi Olaiya) arrived Canada.