Wondering why you didn’t see actress Funke Adesiyan at Moji
Olaiya’s burial on June 7 in Lagos? She was also absent at the Artistes
Night/Tributes organised by colleagues on June 6.
Prior to the burial, Funke had lambasted some of her colleagues for
living fake lifestyles and some of them unable to donate N100k each as
requested by the actors’ association for the repatriation of Moji
Olaiya’s remains from Canada.
Many expected that she would turn up for the burial.
Explaining why she was not available, Funke,who is also a politician in
Oyo State, said in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, she was out of the
She said, “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 Artistes Night and burial ceremony, I wasn’t in the
country. I just got back.”
Even Bolaji Amusa aka Mr. Latin was absent.
He disclosed that he took ill and was unable to travel from his base in Abeokuta and attend the funeral in Lagos.
He said, “I wasn’t feeling too fine on those days. But I have done what I was supposed to do for the family.”
For Olaniyan Afonja aka Sanyeri, who was not present at the funeral
rites for Moji Olaiya, his excuse was 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 concluded that he had reached out to Moji’s family to
render his support.