Legendary Nollywood actress, Bukky Ajayi has died.
According to Punch, the 82 years old well-respected actress died today July 6th. Punch newspaper reported a source confirmed her passing via telephone, but has not given more details at this time.
She made her last public appearance at the 2016 AMVCA in March where she won the AMVCA Merit Award. The veteran actress was given a standing ovation to veteran Nollywood actress Bukky Ajayi when she was called upon to receive her AMVCA Industry Merit Award. Despite being on a wheelchair and with tears in her eyes while receiving her award, she pleaded for forgiveness from anyone whom she might have offended in the past decades of her career.
She said: “I just want to say to all my friends and non-friends thank you very much, you do not know how much this award means to me. If I have offended in one way or another please find it in your heart to forgive me and if you think you have offended me, don’t worry I have forgiven you a long time ago.” She added that: “I am very happy from the bottom of my heart. I wish I could stand up but if I do I will fall but you all standing for me I say thank you.”
May her soul rest in peace, Amen.