News reaching BlackBox Nigeria has it that veteran Nollywood actress, Zainab Bukky Ajayi is dead. She died at the age of 82.
The legendary thespian who blessed the screen with her graceful acting prowess has over the years battled with cancer before giving up the battle in the early hours of today.
An English trained professional, Bukky Ajayi left for the UK in 1959 where she studied for 6 years before finally returning in 1965. She joined the NTA in 1966 as a presentation assistant under Dr. Christopher Kolade. She later became a presenter and newscaster.
The late Bukky Ajayi ventured into acting in the “Village Headmaster” and the sky simply became her stepping stone.
She later acted in top productions like Checkmate, Critical Assignment, Iya Oko Bournvita and many others. She would be greatly missed.
At the last African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, the actress was honoured with legendary award. Wheeled to he venue, she gave an emotional speech which left many with tears.
RiP Grandma Bukky Ajayi!