Why I don’t talk about mum’s death – Moji Olaiya’s daughter

Moji Olaiya
Moji Olaiya

Adun and Mum
Adun, a daughter of deceased actress, Moji Olaiya, has revealed why she does not talk about her death.
Adun says her mum’s passage remains a sensitive issue as she can still not yet fully grapple with the reality.
In an online post in which she marks the second year of the actress, Adun notes, “Two years ago today marks the day since you’ve been gone and I don’t know how I’ve been able to continue without you. You were my backbone. Your passing is still a very sensitive topic for me, anybody that knows me knows that I don’t talk about it’ she wrote.
“Words can’t explain how much I miss you. There are nights that when I think of you I cry but I don’t want to do that anymore. I know you’re in a better place watching over me my guardian angel . My love for you is unwavering and it grows everyday. You really don’t know what you have until you lose. If most people were like my mum the world would be a better place for real. Always cherish your loved ones, no one knows tomorrow.”
Moji Olaiya, daughter of veteran highlife singer, Sir Victor Olaiya, passed away at the age of 42 in Canada barely two months after she delivered a baby girl.
Although Moji featured mostly in Yoruba films, she also left a mark in those in english language too.
She began her acting career with Wale Adenuga’s Production ‘Super Story’, which also featured other star acts such as Yemi Adeyemi (Supra) and semi Sold.
She was also known for her roles in ‘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 she was nominated for the Reel Award Best Supporting Actress of the Year, and she won the Best New Actress Award,” one of her profiles says.