Late Mrs Bukky Ajayi

Timi Ovuru
Timi Ovuru
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Ma, you are a big loss to our nation, especially our movie industry. A beautiful thespian with class. Heaven has taken you back. We appreciate the blessing you were to us. RIP MA...
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Dayo Alade
Dayo Alade
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May the departed soul of Mama rest in perfect peace. She was a great personality on and off air. My condolences to her family.
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Date of Birth

2nd of February 1934.

Date of Passing

6th of July 2016.

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BIOGRAPHY OF LATE MRS BUKKY AJAYI

She was born in 1934, She was born a Christian but converted to Islam in the early eighties and chose the name Zainab. Her love for the theater started as a young girl when her father used to take her to the cinemas.

She used to tell her father that one day she was going to be like one of those actresses, but unfortunately he never lived to see me become an actress,it's a pity but thats Gods will. When she was very young girl,my interest was so much that I used to do a cardboard sort of cinema for children, and I used to charge them half a penny to come and watch.

She went to England for six years as a Federal government scholar.She left England and came back to Nigeria after her education in 1965 and started out working in Nigeria Television as a presentation assistant in 1966.Then we had an extremely good leader in Dr. Christopher Kolade, who was always monitoring what we do.

Afterwards,she became a presenter and then a news reader.She presented a couple of children's programmes and Nigerians Sketches,a programme which was all about Nigerian culture,and Diran Ajijedidun of blessed memory was her producer.She was later transferred to Port Harcourt and later back to Lagos, and it was at that time she started her acting career.

She started with the Village Headmaster in the 70s,and she later got a role in Amaka Igwe's Checkmate.She has featured in so many home videos that she has lost count.Shooting of international film Critical Assignment in South Africa, is one of the events of her life that she will never forget. It gave me an opportunity to see how it is done elsewhere, other than Nigeria,where a movie is shot in five days.