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Bukky Ajayi Biography, Children, Death, Burial and Movies

Bukky Ajayi Biography

Zainab Bukky Ajayi was a Nigerian actress. She was born on 2 February 1934 and died on 6 July 2016. She was born and bred in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, United Kingdom on the back of a federal government scholarship.

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

Bukky Ajayi

Bukky Ajayi

During her acting career, she featured in several films and soaps including Critical Assignment, Diamond Ring, Witches among others. In 2016, her contributions to 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 Date of Birth

She was born on 2 February 1934

Bukky Ajayi Children

Bukky Ajayi’s three sons are Olakunle Fawole, Alfred Oluwole Shoga, and Claude Akinwande Peter Thomas.

Bukky Ajayi Dead – Bukky Ajayi Age

Ajayi died at her residence in Surulere, Lagos State on 6 July 2016 at the age of 82.

Bukky Ajayi Movies

  • Mother of George
  • Bolode O’ku
  • Òréré Layé
  • Amoye
  • Iya Mi Tooto
  • A Brighter Sun
  • Big Heart Treasure
  • Fine Things
  • Keep My Will
  • Women of Faith
  • Bridge-Stone
  • Destiny’s Challenge
  • Women’s Cot
  • Indecent Girl
  • Little Angel
  • Obirin Sowanu
  • Temi Ni, Ti E Ko
  • Worst Marriage
  • The Kingmaker
  • My Best Friend
  • Saving Alero
  • Thunderbolt
  • Final Whistle
  • Oduduwa
  • Diamond Ring
  • Witches as Desmond’s mother
  • Hostages
  • Checkmate
  • Village Headmaster

Bukky Ajayi Burial

Before her death, she left an order to have her buried immediately; therefore she was laid to rest at Atan Cementery.


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