Bukky Ajayi (Late) Biography – Age, Marriage, Burial, Family

Vetera Nigerian actress, Zainab Bukky Ajayi was born on 2 February 1934. She was born and bred in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, United Kingdom through a federal government scholarship. She left England for Nigeria in 1965 and began a career as a presenter and newscaster for Nigerian Television Authority in 1966. She is the mother of  Olakunle Fawole, Alfred Oluwole Shoga, Claude Akinwande Peter Thomas.

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Bukky then went into acting and made her first 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.

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She featured in several films and soaps including Critical Assignment, Diamond Ring, Witches, Mother of George, A Brighter Sun (2007), Keep My Will and a host others. In 2016, she was given a Merit Award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards together with Sadiq Daba.

Bukky died at her residence in Surulere, Lagos State on 6 July 2016 at the age of 82 after battling with breast cancer and cerebral malaria.