Source: D.Ajiboye
Moji Olaiya
Moji Olaiya

MOJI, daughter of legendary highlife maestro, Sir Victor Olaiya will be signing off her maiden name on Friday, 21 December at a ceremony billed for the premises of Centre for Management Development (CMD) at Magodo.

In a chat with Movie People, the delectable actress, who would not want to disclose the name of her husband, confirmed the development.

“It is true, the wedding comes up on Friday December 21,” she said.

She also informed Movie People that the wedding was blessed at her church - Harvesters International Christian Church, Gbagada on Saturday.

A single parent of an eight-year-old daughter, Moji started her movie career with Wale Adenuga's popular television drama, Super Story, after she was introduced by actress, Bukky Wright, to the crew.

“It was Wale Adenuga's production that gave me the first break. I acted the role of Ireti in the edition entitled “No Pains No Gains.”

Her performance in the drama was good proof that she has strong genes of the old highlife maestro running in her veins.

She would later go on to give a better performance in her debut Yoruba movie, entitled Agunbaniro (Youth corps member). The performance was enough proof that the No Pains No Gains performance was no fluke.

Moji has won several honours both in Nigeria and overseas for her efforts. She had nomination for the 2003 Reel Award, as the Best Supporting Actress of the year. She also got the Best New Actress award in another category. All these, she said have acted as motivation for her to aspire for the best in the profession.

Though a star in her own right, Moji said the name of her father has opened doors, which seemed impenetrable in the past. “I have had doors opened just like that because I mentioned his name. For instance, whenever I mention my name, people are always willing to offer assistance. I get things that even my own personality would not get easily done when I mention his name.”

A particular experience she had on a recent trip to London would remain with her for a long time. According to her, she thought she was inconsequential on London streets until she was mobbed by fans that compared her with Beyonce.

“I feel proud when people shout my name when I don't expect to be recognised. I remember an experience I had in London. I was in a neighbourhood around Abbey wood and there were all kinds of people, white and blacks. Suddenly a lady came and started shouting my name. When she was asked who I was, she told them that I am an actress like Beyonce and all that. I felt very proud and excited on that day.”