She made her last public appearance at the 2016 AMVCA in March where she won the AMVCA Merit Award.
It will be very hard to find a Nigerian personality as loved as Zainab Bukola Ajayi.That's the name i always remember her by,cos as a kid this was the name she used as a broadcaster of the News on Nigerian television.One of her sons is also a friend of mine,so Aunty Bukky's
death really hit me.The spooky thing is,only a couple of days ago,i saw a post on the net,it was actually on instagram.There was a picture of her,and it started as veteran Nollywood Yoruba actress Bukky Ajayi,and for a second,my heart skipped a beat,cos i thought they were gonna say she was dead! But all the post said was it was her 82nd birthday and her kids were planning a birthday celebration for her.So imagine how i felt when 2 days later on the same instagram medium,i find out she was dead.
See Bukky Ajayi burial pictures at this link.
Like i said earlier,i don't think there is an entertainer as loved as she was.Just check out some of the tributes below in pictures,and there are more...
Celebs including Darey Art Alade, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Yvonne Jegede, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Kunle Remi, Muyiwa Ademola, Elvina Ibru, Joke Silva, Grace Ama, Darey Art Alade, Rita Dominic and more shared tributes to her via Social Media.
Bukky Ajayi burial.The actress was buried today according to Islamic rites According to Islamic Rites at 4pm today in Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos. May her soul rest in peace. Amen.
|Musician Jazzman Olofin who is married to one of Bukky Ajayi's grandchildren seen at her Surulere residence.|
|Bukky Ajayi son in white tee shirt outside her residence on the day she died.|