Bukky Ajayi: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Bukky Ajayi: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Bukky Ajayi

Zainab Bukky Ajayi (2 February 1934 – 6 July 2016) was a Nigerian actress.

Life and career

Bukky Ajayi was born and bred in Nigeria but completed her higher education in England, United Kingdom on the back of a federal government scholarship. In 1965, she left England for Nigeria where her career began as a presenter and newscaster for Nigerian Television Authority in 1966. She made her film 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.

During her acting career, she featured in several films and soaps including Critical AssignmentDiamond RingWitches among others. In 2016, her contributions to the Nigerian film industry was recognized after she and Sadiq Daba were awarded the Industry Merit Award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Mother of George as Ma Ayo Balogun directed by Andrew Dosunmu
2009 Bolode O’ku
Òréré Layé
2008 Amoye
Iya Mi Tooto
2007 A Brighter Sun featured in all parts
Big Heart Treasure
Fine Things
Keep My Will
2006 Women of Faith
2005 Bridge-Stone
Destiny’s Challenge —Visibility
Women’s Cot featured in all parts
2004 Indecent Girl as Mrs Orji featured in all parts
Little Angel
Obirin Sowanu
Temi Ni, Ti E Ko featured in all series
Worst Marriage
2003 The Kingmaker
My Best Friend
2001 Saving Alero
2000 Final Whistle featured in all series
1998 Diamond Ring
Witches as Desmond’s mother
1997 Hostages
1989–1991 Checkmate
Village Headmaster
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Ajayi died at her residence in Surulere, Lagos State on 6 July 2016 at the age of 82.