Minister mourns Bukky Ajayi, calls her an iconic thespian

•Bukky Ajayi

•Bukky Ajayi

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has
described Zainab Bukola Ajayi, who died on Wednesday, as an iconic
thespian and a colossus of her time who has left an indelible footprint
in the country’s creative landscape.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister said despite
her advanced age, it was still with a sense of sadness and great loss
that he received the news of the death of the veteran actress and

He described the late stage and screen actress as a multi-talented
creative person who started off her career as a television presenter
and news reader before taking to acting, where she excelled.

”Her journey in the Nigerian creative industry spans decades of
amazing performances in classic productions such as the unforgettable
Village Headmaster and a number of critically-acclaimed stage and
screen productions like ThunderBolt, Oduduwa, Women’s Cot, Mother of
George and The Sisters.

”Her name will be etched in the mind of her colleagues and fans in
Nollywood because of the memories she gave all of us to cherish. There
is no doubt that she will forever be an inspiration to generations of
people in the creative industry,” Alhaji Mohammed said.

The Minister prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and for
succour for those she left behind.

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Source:: PM Newspaper