June 3, 3017 – Moji Olaiya’s Burial Committee Under Fire For Selling N1500 T-shirts To Mark Actress Burial
Moji Olaiya’s Burial T shirt: Yomi Fabiyi & His Gang Underfire For Using Actress Death As Moneymaking Venture
Fans of late Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya have come for Yomi Fabiyi led burial committee for using the demise of the late actress as an avenue to make money.
The burial committee announced the T-shirt offer on Friday while unveiling the burial plans for the actress, who died on 17 May, three months after delivering a baby girl in Canada. She died of cardiac arrest. She was 42 years old.
Yomi Fabiyi, the Publicity Secretary said people interested in participating in the burial, which starts on Tuesday, 6 June, can buy the T-shirts.
This, however, contradicted the message in the obituary published by the committee, asking mourners and sympathisers to wear corporate black outfits at the two-day event, culminating in the interment at ikoyi Cemetery.
See what fans of the actress are saying;
“What kind of stupid T-shirt are they selling and for what. They are laughing, not crying for her. And they announced it to the public,’’ said a civil servant Mrs Damilola Ahmed
“For what?, she said.They should rather beg God to spare their own lives.“They are bad people, anybody that suggested that is not a good person. She is still very young for that”, said Iyabo Olaitan.
“How can a young woman’s death after child birth make people talk about selling of T-shirt. They are doing business with her. Are they happy about the death? What for? Na wao for Nigerians!”
“Will people still be wearing the T-short after her burial? How will the family react seeing the shirt after that?.
“Her death was bad enough; the T-Shirt is not necessary. Her parents are still alive. They will always remember her,’’ said a UNILAG student
“When they were asked to contribute money to bring her corpse back to Nigeria from Canada they did not.Now they have money to do T shirt. This is bad. They should have reflected deeply before announcing it.My people so much like uniform. This cannot happen in every event. This one is a sad one. I know some of them will like it, but of what use,’’ said Mr Bello Abiodun, a civil servant.
Moji Olaiya, the daughter of highlife musician Victor Olaiya converted to Islam in 2014 several years after she left her husband. The actress who was born into a Christian family embraced Islam in order to marry her Abuja-based Alhaji husband who was happily married to another woman.
She kept the relationship a top secret until her death.
May her soul rest in peace.