Yesterday, Nollywood legend Bukky Ajayi passed on after a brief illness.
According to Sahara Reporters, Ajayi may have died of a heart related illness.
The actress who studied at the Stanislavsky Institute of Drama, London, made her debut outing in 70’s classic, ‘Village Headmaster’, and from there she starred in top movies that helped shape the industry, including ‘Checkmate’, ‘Diamond Ring’ and ‘Thunderbolt: Magun’.
At the last Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, the actress was honoured with an Industry Merit Award.
She was 82.
While movie enthusiasts mourn the amazon, she is being buried today, in Lagos, according to Islamic rites.
See the photos from the internment:
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Presently, celebrities and Nigerians are mourning the screen goddess who contributed immensely to the success of Nollywood.
Some of those who have shared condolences include actors Rita Dominic, Omoni Oboli, Yemi Alade and more.
See their notes: