The undisputed elegance and grandeur of veteran thespian Zainab Bukola Ajayi, 82 was lost to the greater beyond as she slipped away from this sinful world through the medium of sleep after recent battles with heart-related issues.
Born into Christianity on April 2, 1934 in Ibadan, she died a faithful of Islam but nevertheless spent the period in-between upholding the virtues of both religions and living peaceably amongst all men.
As a child, she would accompany her father with whom she had a close relationship, to the cinemas and this birthed a love for theatre and movies that was not extinguished in all her eight decades on Earth.
In the course of her national duties, she was transferred to Port Harcourt and later back to Lagos.
In Lagos, her acting career kicked off with a role in the popular television drama series,Village Headmaster produced by the late Ambassador Olusegun Olusola. That was followed by a role in another series, Amaka Igwe’s Checkmate.
She now joins other members of the beloved cast of the Village Headmaster – Olusegun Olusola, Elsie Olusola, Enebeli Elebuwa, Albert Olayemi, Joe Layode, Leke Ajao and Justus Esiri – for a reunion in the world beyond.