Nigeria once again has been dealt a bitter big blow, the passing away of one of Nollywood’s finest – Bukky Ajayi and as we mourn the iconic actress who was known for movies such as: Checkmate, Village Headmaster, Indecent Girl, Diamond Ring, Witches and Thunderbolt, we take a look at some facts you should know about the late actress:
Although born a christian, Bukky Ajayi later converted to Islam in the early eighties and chose the name Zainab.
In 1965, she left England for Nigeria after her education and kicked off her broadcasting career in Nigeria Television Authority(NTA) as a presentation assistant. She later became a presenter and a news reader.
She presented a couple of children’s programmes
Her acting career started with ‘Village Headmaster’ in the 70s, and later Amaka Igwe’s ‘Checkmate.’
Bukky Ajayi’s popular movies include Mother of George, Indecent Girl, Diamond Ring, Witches, Thunderbolt among others.
She had a successful career which spanned over three decades.
She is Jazzman Olofin’s grandmother-In-law.
She is the mother of Abounce (Olakunle Fawole), a popular artiste in the 90’s.
Bukky Ajayi died aged 82
May her gentle soul rest in peace.