Popular Nigerian actress Bukky Ajayi, 82, passed away today, Wednesday July 6, 2016.
Veteran Nigerian actress Bukky Ajayi, 82, is dead.
Kunle Fawole popularly known as Abounce (actor and rapper) who is the son of the actress confirmed her passing away to Nollywood website TNS. "Mumsie passed away about thirty minutes ago. God knows best" he told the website.
Another reliable source close to the veteran actress also confirmed the passing away of Bukky Ajayi to Pulse. TNS also states that she passed away "after a battle with heart-related issues."
Bukky Ajayi was a widely respected actress in Nollywood. On June 15, 2016, a group of Nollywood actors paid a visit to the veteran actress at her home.
The actors were Joke Silva, Uzor Osimkpa, Chika Chukwu, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Nichole Banna, Seun Ajayi and Zara Udofia Ejoh.
Joke Silva shared a photo with the caption:
"TAA (The Actors Advocate) with the gorgeous uassuming supertalented mama Buky Ajayi. We went down memory lane...we laughed..we cried we prayed. Well done Mildred Okwo for bringing all the generations together...it's the only way we can grow#TAA."
On Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the fourth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, the veteran received a "Industry Merit Award."
A standing ovation greeted the announcement of the 82-year-old actress, who was wheeled to the stage to receive her award. It was to be her last public outing.