RIP: Veteran Nollywood Actress Bukky Ajayi Dies at 82


Beloved Nollywood actress Bukky Ajayi passed away today, many sources are reporting.

Punch Newspaper reported a source confirmed her passing via telephone, but has not given more details at this time.

The eloquent actress touched many hearts this year at the AMVCA after she got a standing ovation for her Industry Merit Award.

She said, “I wish I could stand up. But if I stand up I will fall down. Are you all standing for me? Thank you. I am very very grateful to you.” She will be missed. RIP.

Watch the video which also happens to be her last public appearance below.

              

Her son, Olakunle Fawole popularly known as Abounce has revealed that she died in his arms.

He exclusively told TNS, “She died in my arms. My brother had just finished feeding her. Tade Ogidan’s daughter was here and we were all sitting in front of her.” I just noticed she wasn’t breathing well and I went to her. I tried checking her pulse… Nothing. The doctor was at the hospital so I had to call him. When he came, he confirmed her death.


Kunle who is also an actor, currently featuring as Ruffy Jackson in Africa Magic Hush continued, “I just noticed she wasn’t breathing well and I went to her. I tried checking her pulse… Nothing. The doctor was at the hospital so I had to call him. When he came, he confirmed her death.

Mama Bukky Ajayi will be buried today according to Islamic rites.

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