Bukky Ajayi Nollywood mourns late legendary actress

From Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Richard Mofe Damijo to Muyiwa Ademola, check out Nollywood reactions to Bukky Ajayi's death.

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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 today, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Ajayi was a widely respected actress in Nollywood. Her last public outing was on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the fourth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, where the veteran received a "Industry Merit Award."

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Bukky Ajayi on set

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Following her death, Nollywood actors took to social media to mourn the great icon.







"Just heard the sad news\uD83D\uDC94 but i want to only think of the gift of your talent and to thank you for sharing it with the world #mamabukky... what a career and body of work. A true legend of Nollywood, the iconic Brilliant talented Actor Bukky Ajayi RIP mamaBukky. #RIP #BukkyAjayi" - Uche Jombo.

"I had an opportunity to be with you, to be your friend... I will hold this video dear to my heart.#AlwaysFunToBeWith #HappySoul#Moments" - Yvonne Jegede.

"We celebrate the life of Mama Buki Ajayi! Thanks for your contributions to#Nollywood Peace" - Mildred Okwo.

"This is you mama telling me "thing might be hard today, things will definately be okay soon and soon". I believe. You said I like my name written as Buki and Bukky. RIP Mama Buki Ajayi. It is an honour having such a legend in my movie. METOMI is doing well and you played a role in it. Journey well ma. I love you and your humble support." - Yomi Fabiyi.


"I am Glad I met you, I am Glad you prayed for me, I forever appreciate you as the first person I met with before my journey started in this industry. I know for sure you lived the best life you could ever live.. You had a shot, and you made it count... not just in your life but in the lives of Generations!! It is sad you have left, but it's joyful that you emptied your self for US all.. RIP mama..#alegendsjourney#GOAT#RESPECT#LOVEALWAYS#" - Kunle Remi.

"Bye bye aunty mine as you go through "the open doors" to your Heavenly Father.Adieu" - Joke Silva.

"Sleep on mama .... We love you but God loves you more. No matter how nice, no matter how beautiful, no matter how accommodating, no matter how religious, no matter how kind one could be, we shall all taste DEATH but be good always because of the last day. Mama's was a life well spent. Love you always mama." - Muyiwa Ademola.


"I can never forget this moment.... We should celebrate, appreciate, honour ourselves whilst we are still alive..
Life is too short for bitterness, negativity. Mama Bukky Ajayi ur legacy will continue to live on...thanks for sharing ur gift with the world.  ADIEU MA"
- Mercy Aigbe.

"Thank You Aunty Bukky..........for paving the way for me!!!!" - Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi.

"Interestingly I was introduced to Mama by OJB.. His studio had issues and her son had a mini studio in Surulere. She was so pleasant and calm. Both of them are gone now.. This picture warms my heart. Let's celebrate people while we can.. rest in peace Mama." - Lami Phillips.

"Aunty Bukks, I am sorry. Sorry I did NOT visit you in your last days, not because I didn't want to but because I took for granted the gift of life and procrastinated. To think that I spoke to Abounce kunle your son (whom I share the TV series Hush with where he is such a star now as Ruffy Jackson. Taking after you) several days ago to ask for the best time to come see you...if I knew it was time I would have come that very day to see you but who would have thought that the bold, strong Aunty Bukks who has consistently defied every circumstance and risen above every situation will go to sleep so soon.
It is my birthday today and as I sit here writing you, I can only think how ironic it is that you have completed the circle of life.
I am deeply pained by your passing but I am extremely proud that you are a part of my life and I yours. I love you very much Aunty Bukks and will NEVER trade the memories of you for anything. Sleep well in Gods bosom. 
- RMD.

"Unforgettable day...You received us with so much love and you were full of smiles, even yabbed me a few times..
The good Lord heard you... Rest Well Aunty Bukky Ajayi. We celebrate you....."
- Kate Henshaw.

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