Nollywood Celebrity Gist: 82 year old legendary veteran actress, Bukky Ajayi, who has been away from the movie scene due to health conditions, was on June 15, 2016, paid a courtesy visit by a couple of Nollywood Stars lead by Olu Jacobs wife, Joke Silva. The visit is said to be part of a noble initiative to celebrate industry veterans, according to reports.
It will be recalled that the actress gave an emotional speech earlier this year at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) in March, when she was presented with the ‘Industry Merit Award’.
An emotional Bukky Ajayi received a standing ovation at the star-studded AMVCA event, from the audience who acknowledged her contributions to African film and cinema spanning over 50 years. Here’s the emotional speech she gave on that day:
“For those I have offended, I am sorry. And if you have offended me, I forgive you.” Bukky Ajayi said while accepting her award leaving the room in awe of her grace”. – BUKKY AJAYI
When Joke Silva shared this epic picture of their visit to Bukky Ajayi, she had this to say:
“TAA with the gorgeous unassuming super talented mama Bukky Ajayi. We went down memory lane…we laughed, we cried and we prayed. Well done Mildred Okwo for bringing all the generations together…it’s the only way we can grow.” – Joke Silva, on her Instagram page (@AjokeSilva).
In case you’re wondering what “TAA” stands for, it’s the acronym for a quarterly event organized by ace Nollywood filmmaker Mildred Okwo, called; The Actor’s Advocate. Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Uzor Osimkpa, Seun Ajayi, Andrea Chika Chukwu and others; were among the visiting crew.
Legendary actress, Zainab Bukky Ajayi, who loves what she does for a living with passion, converted to Islam in the early eighties and chose the name Zainab. Her love for the theatre art started as a young girl when her father used to take her to the cinemas. May God continue to bless and add more years to her life!
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