The daughter of late Nollywood actress, Ganiyu Adunoluwa, is insisting that her mother’s corpse must be brought back to Nigeria for burial, hence, the burial arrangement of recently deceased Yoruba actress is causing an unexpected rift within the family. Ms. Olaiya was a practising Muslim who converted from Christianity as an adult and certain members of her family are suggesting that she be interred today according to Muslim rites. I want my mother’s corpse – Late actress’ 18-year-old daughter insists.
Ms. Olaiya left behind her aged mother, her 2-month-old baby and an 18-year-old daughter, Adun. Late Olaiya had just welcomed her baby girl in March 2017 before she died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Canada on Wednesday night. Reports say she died of cardiac arrest because the cause of death of the filmmaker who rose to limelight in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story TV Series, may have been in connection with complications that arose from her child birth in March. There were indications that the deceased would be buried in Canada but her 18-year-old daughter is having none of that and insists that her mother’s corpse be brought back for burial in Nigeria.
I want my mother’s corpse – Late actress’ 18-year-old daughter insists
Although family members ushered her into a secluded room to calm her down, the grieving young lady kept repeating that she wants to see her mother.
She said, “She must be brought back. I don’t care what anybody says, I just want my mother’s body.”
From all indications, it seems burying her according to Muslim rites would be difficult as it has been disclosed that burial in developed countries is expensive. For instance in Canada where she died, funeral costs can rise as high as $15,000, however, bringing her corpse back to Nigeria could cost around half that amount.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian movie industry is presently in calm as it mourns Olaiya’s demise. The news of the death of 42-year-old actress, came like a whirlwind, literally setting Nigerian social media community ablaze yesterday. Following her death, some actresses, including – Ronke Oshodi Oke, Doris Simeon, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe and others paid a condolence visit to the late actress’ Magodo-Isheri family house in Lagos State. Moji Olaiya: Colleagues storm late actress’ Lagos home in tears.