It was an emotional moment, in what was one of the highpoints of the night, when veteran actress, Bukky Ajayi, was wheeled onto the stage to collect her Industry Merit Award at Saturday’s AMVCA 2016.
“You all standing for me?” Bukky asked with tears in her eyes, when given the mic, while fellow awardee, Sadiq Daba was absent at the event.
Bukky and Sadiq were recognized with the merit award for their various contributions to the growth of Nollywood.
“It’s an honour to see you all standing for me but I cannot stand myself. If I do, I’m going to fall,” Bukky added.
Bukky who turned 82 on February 2, 2016 is popular for her role in movies like Elastic Limit, Diamond Ring,Witches, Mother of George, and Guinness-sponsored Critical Assignment.
Sadiq, who won Best Actor in a Leading Role at 2015 AMVCAs for his role in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, featured in the 1970s drama series Cockcrow at Dawn and other films and soap operas including, Behind the Clouds, A Place like Home, Soweto, and Moment of Truth.