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Breaking News: Veteran Actress Bukky Ajayi is dead

Veteran Nollywood Actress Bukky Ajayi is Dead
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Nollywood Breaking News: Nollywood is once again thrown in a mournful state as another veteran star actress is gone. Words cannot express the sudden dismissal of this Veteran Mother and Actress Zainab Bukky Ajayi, who left this world in the early hours of July 6, 2016. 😭😭😭

Veteran Nollywood Actress - Bukky Ajayi is dead

Nollywood Legend – Bukky Ajayi is dead

The thespian actress who was born on the 2nd of February 1934 celebrated her 82nd birthday earlier this year with other celebrities. Her death was disclosed by her son Abounce, who revealed she had been battling with a heart related disease.

Elderly Mum Bukky died 3 months after she received her merit award at the 2016 AMVCA on a wheelchair. At the event, she made an emotional speech of appreciation which left lots of the audience in tears. 😢😢

Bukky Ajayi - AMVCA Industry Merit Award

Nollywood Legend, Bukky Ajayi was honoured with Industry Merit Award earlier this year at AMVCA 2016.

The veteran actress studied Drama at the Institute of Drama in London. She later worked for a while before returning to Nigeria where she worked as a presenter and newscaster with the Nigerian Television Authority in 1966.

She began her acting debut with the popular TV series – The Village Headmaster in the 70’s. She also starred in the TV series Checkmate in the 80’s before she joined Nollywood. Mummy has been in the acting field for over 3 decades.

The Nollywood Legend would be buried today according to the Islamic rites. She has been a great source of Inspiration to many young stars.

Nollywood Stars Visit Veteran Actress Bukky Ajayi

The day Nollywood Stars Visit Veteran Actress Bukky Ajayi

Mummy Bukky Ajayi will be greatly missed in the Industry. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace! 🙏🙏🙏


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