Bukky Ajayi Lai Mohammed pays tribute to late veteran

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the late veteran as an iconic thespian who has left an indelible footprint in the country’s creative landscape.

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Bukky Ajayi

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The legend Bukky Ajayi, who was popular for movies like "Diamond Ring," "Witches," "Mother of George," among others died at the age of 82 on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Paying tribute to the late veteran, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described Ajayi as an iconic thespian who has left an indelible footprint in the country’s creative landscape.

He revealed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, July 7, 2016. According to the Minister, despite her advanced age, he is saddened by the actress' demise.

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Bukky Ajayi on set

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”Her journey in the Nigerian creative industry spans decades of amazing performances in classic productions such as the unforgettable "Village Headmaster" and a number of critically-acclaimed stage and screen productions like "ThunderBolt", "Oduduwa," "Women’s Cot," "Mother of George" and "The Sisters," he said.

”Her name will be etched in the mind of her colleagues and fans in Nollywood because of the memories she gave all of us to cherish. There is no doubt that she will forever be an inspiration to generations of people in the creative industry,” Alhaji Mohammed added.

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Lai Mohammed- Minister of Information and Culture

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The Minister prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased who was buried on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 according to Muslim rites.

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