"Remember yourself at your own funeral..........." RIP MOJ.
When we were shooting Ona Abayo in 2011, Toyin Aimakhu @toyin_abraham failed to show up in day 1 and they have scenes together. It mean Moji Olaiya had to return the 2nd day which was not planned. We agreed for just 1 day and had to begged her to return.
Without anger she agreed. She didnt come with her car cos she was fixing it or so and I had 2 cars then. I said "MOJ take the jeep so you won't have to stress yourself much coming back". My 2nd car Honda Bullet was a manual. She said "bring the key to the 2nd car, you need the jeep more". Only few will settle for less especially when they are at an advantage.
She ended up helping me to drop @kayode_olawale my DOP then and few others in their various homes before going to her house that night and that didnt delay her resuming the 2nd day. She was all smile and she didnt even frown at Toyin. Toyin was apologizing and she was just saying(with smile and hug) "haba Toyin mi o binu"( haba Toyin I am not angry). When I pested her to collect money for her role, she dragged me to a corner and said "If I ever collect money from you for this job I will not forgive myself, for all you have done for me, I cannot repay you in my lifetime". Use the money for yourself or other things.
If death is someone I can fight, MOJ I would have fight on. You stood by me when the storm was high. I dnt think you have done anything to hurt me that I know of in over 13yrs.
You want people around you to be happy even when you nurse a pain quietly. You do not like scandal and YOU WANTED A HOME. I know the sacrifices you do put in to make your home work, somethings I hardly see elsewhere.
Whenever it is my time and I get over there, I will look for you. Our friendship has not ended trust me except I have no such powers to decide or move freely in yonder.
Good day to u MOJ.
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