Bukky Ajayi, Nigerian actress, Died at 82

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Zainab Bukky Ajayi was born on February 2, 1934, and died on July 6, 2016.

She was a Nigerian thespian and actress best known for starring as Ma Ayo in the 2013 film Mother of George

Bukky Ajayi grew up in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, United Kingdom on the back of a federal government scholarship.

During 1965, she left England for Nigeria where her career began as a presenter and newscaster for Nigerian Television Authority in 1966.

Bukky Ajayi made her film debut in the television series Village Headmaster during the ’70s before she went on to feature in Checkmate, a Nigeria television series that aired during the late 1980s to the early 1990s.

Throughout her acting career, Bukky Ajayi has featured in several films and soaps including Critical Assignment, Diamond Ring, Witches among others.

During 2016, her work in the Nigerian film industry was recognized after she and Sadiq Daba were awarded the Industry Merit Award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Bukky Ajayi passed away away at 82 years old.

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