#ThrowbackThursday Remembering when Bukky Ajayi received AMVCA 2016 'Industry Merit Award'

It was an emotional night for the late veteran Bukky Ajayi, who received the award in tears while asking "You are all standing for me?"

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Bukky Ajayi at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards play

Bukky Ajayi at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

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On Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the fourth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, late veteran Bukky Ajayi came on stage to receive her "Industry Merit Award."

The actress was announced as recipient of the award alongside talented veteran Sadiq Daba, who was absent. The duo earned the award for their contribution to the growth of the Nigerian film industry.

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Bukky Ajayi at the 2016 AMVCAS

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A standing ovation greeted the announcement of the 82-year-old  actress who was wheeled to the stage to receive her award.

Speaking on stage, Ajayi apologised to those she has offended, and stated that she has forgiven those that offended her.

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Bukky Ajayi

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With tears in her eyes, she asked "You all standing for me?"  It’s an honour to see you all standing for me but I cannot stand myself. If I do, I’m going to fall," she added.

Ajayi who passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2016, was popular for movies like "Elastic Limit," "Diamond Ring," "Witches," "Mother of George," among others.

 

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Following her death, Nollywood actors took to social media to mourn the great icon who paved the way for many actors.

The late talented veteran turned 82 on February 2, 2016.

Ajayi was buried on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, according to Muslim rites.

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