Again, Nollywood has lost one of her founding members Bukky Ajayi on Wednesday, July 6, at her residence in Lagos.
Late Nollywood actress Bukky Ajayi
Late Bukky Ajayi has been ill for a while now which has resulted her to being on wheel chair till she gave up the ghost. NAIJ.COM, gathered 10 amazing things you did not know about the late Nollywood actress.
1. She studied in England. She was abroad for six years, as a Federal government scholar.
2. She left England and came back to Nigeria after her education in 1965 and started out working in Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) as a presentation assistant in 1966.
3. She was born a Christian but converted to Islam in the early eighties and chose the name Zainab.
4. Her love for the theatre started as a young girl when her father used to take her to the cinemas.
5. She’s Jazzman Olofin’s grandmother-In-law.
6. She presented a couple of children’s programmes and Nigerian’s Sketches, a programme which was all about Nigerian culture, and Diran Ajijedidun of blessed memory was her producer.
7. She was later transferred to Port Harcourt and later back to Lagos, and it was at that time she started her acting career.
8. She started with the Village Headmaster in the 70s, and she later got a role in Amaka Igwe’s Checkmate.
9. One of her sons is Abounce (Olakunle Fawole), a veteran rapper. Abounce is one the founding fathers of the Nigerian Hip Hop culture. He is also a music producer and actor (a trait he got from his legendary mother, the sensational screen goddess Bukky Ajayi).
10. When she was a very young girl, her interest for acting was so much that she used to do a cardboard sort of cinema for children, and used to charge them half a penny to come and watch.