Mr Latin, Sanyeri & Funke Adesiyan: Why We Missed Moji Olaiya’s Burial


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June 11, 2017 – Mr Latin, Sanyeri & Funke Adesiyan Give Reason For Missing Moji Olaiya’s Burial

With the high turnout of mourners, especially Nollywood practitioners, at the obsequies of actress, Moji Olaiya, one may be tempted to think that everybody who has ever appeared before a camera in ‘Yoruba Nollywood’ was at the memorial service held at LTV8, Ikeja, and the funeral service, the next day at Ikoyi Vaults.

However, that was not the case as some prominent actors who had acted alongside the deceased in her lifetime, were nowhere to be found at the two-day event.

In a chat with Mr. Latin, he disclosed to our correspondent that he was ill during the funeral service, hence his absence. He said, “I wasn’t feeling too fine on those days. But I have done what I was supposed to do for the family.”

In a similar vein, Sanyeri, told Sunday Scoop that he was in faraway Kogi State during the days slated for the last rites of the actress and he couldn’t make it. He also said that he had reached out to Moji’s family to render his support.

Funke Adesiyan had earlier lambasted her colleagues for failing to come up with financial support towards the burial of the late actress.

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Explaining the reason for her absence, Adesiyan told Sunday Scoop, “I attended the special prayer that NASFAT held for the deceased at Magodo before the burial, alongside some colleagues in the industry. As for the artiste night and burial ceremony, I wasn’t in the country. I just got back.”

Sunday Scoop reached out to the absent actors but Biodun Okeowo, Liz Da Silva, Funke Etti, Kunle Adegbite, Bukky Wright did not pick their calls. 

5 thoughts on “Mr Latin, Sanyeri & Funke Adesiyan: Why We Missed Moji Olaiya’s Burial

  1. Funke Etti was there, I saw her on YouTube but Odunlade his always absent on any funeral of his Co entertainer. Watch out have you ever seen him on any of Nollywood burial? Never and that is really Bad.

  2. You see, some folks just don’t like burial ceremonies. Keeping records of who was present and not would lead to all sorts of nonsense, people must learn to be quiet when emotion is larger than life; respect other people’s privacy.

  3. I don’t know what their absence got to do. was there presence meant to bring back the dead?. Absentees have legitimate excuses to be away from their. I didnt attend my sister’s funeral but does that mean something negative?

    As Mr. Latin rightly said, that he already fulfilled his obligation to the family. Case closed

    Presence of Nollywood members covered for them all, even if only one showed up. But many of them showed up anyways.

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