Bukky Ajayi, veteran Nollywood star, has passed

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©Pulse Bukky Ajayi

It is with heavy heart that we report that Bukky Ajayi, our favourite newscaster, presenter and Nollywood actress has passed.

While the cause of death is unclear, it is speculated that it is old age.

We will miss her, indescribably so. But she has lived a full time and we wish her rest, peace and a long sleep.

We also use this opportunity to send our heartfelt condolences to her family.

Sun re o, Mama. God bless you.

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108 COMMENTS

  1. 8 things you didn’t know about Bukky Ajayi
    Temiloluwa Temiloluwa / 2 hours ago

    Veteran Nollywood actress, Bukky Ajayi, died today at the age of 82 and will be buried according to Islamic rites.

    As tributes pour in for the iconic actress, so have details about her life and successful career.

    You probably didn’t know she was a Muslim. She was born a christian but converted to Islam in the early eighties and chose the name Zainab.

    Here are some other things you probably didn’t know about her.

    Bukky’s love for the theatre was ignited when as a young girl, her father used to take her to the cinemas.
    2. Her dad, who played a vital role in her passion for theatre, never saw here perform before he died.

    3. She studied at the Stanislavsky Institute of Drama, London on a Federal Government scholarship.

    4. Her first job in Nigeria was with the Nigeria Television as a presentation assistant in 1966.

    5. Her first acting experience was in the Nigerian hit soap opera Village Headmaster.

    6. She stared in movies like Mother of George, Indecent Girl, Diamond Ring, Witches, Thunderbolt (magun), Oduduwa,
    Final Whistle, Temini tie ko, Indecent girls, Keep my will, fine things and so on. Bukky Ajayi

    7. She is the mother of one of Nigeria’s pioneer rappers, Abounce (Olakunle Fawole).

    8. She featured alongside her son, Abounce in Diamond Ring movie.

    Inalilahi wahinahilaehi jojihun.
    May Almighty Allah grant Her Aljanna tul fridaus. Aameen

  2. The news broke today while I was on set shooting…. It cast a heavy shadow over the horizon…. But as the saying and principle goes… THE SHOW MUST GO ON…. We’ll forever miss her…. And it’s very painful that i didn’t have the opportunity to work with her…. #Sad

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