The death early today (Wednesday, July 6) of veteran actress Bukky Zainab Ajayi has been greeted with eulogies as her remains is being prepared for burial this afternoon.
Many fans and celebrities are paying glowing tributes to the 82 year old Muslim adored by thousands.
Here are some of the tributes…
RIP Bukky Ajayi. The Nollywood Industry can never forget you.
— Barrister S (@truthtutor) July 6, 2016
— Denike (@Imagervet) July 6, 2016
R.I.P Bukky Ajayi☹
— Ayoe Blacc (@AyoMyk) July 6, 2016
RIP Mama Bukky Ajayi!!! Your legacy lives on….
— Tee_Baby❤ (@olatenitimi) July 6, 2016
Rest in Peace, Bukky Ajayi.
— Eloho (@Eloxie) July 6, 2016
Mama Bukky Ajayi, a veteran actress who blazed d trail in the Nollywood world just passed on.She left but not wit a mark on d sand of times!
— Amuda Mosigbodi-Plat (@platoDele) July 6, 2016
May Mama Bukky Ajayi soul find eternal rest. May Allah be pleased with and forgive her shortcomings.
— Yetunde Rasheed (@talk2yeti) July 6, 2016
Rest in peace Bukky Ajayi😔
— M.A (@maureen_ad) July 6, 2016
RIP Bukky Ajayi. One of Nollywood’s best😭😭
— Utibe (@jennypha_) July 6, 2016
Awww… Bukky ajayi is dead… Just after Ramadan… Awww… May Allah grant her aljahnnah.
— Tiwaloluwa Latifat (@tweenytweeny) July 6, 2016
RIP Bukky Ajayi. We lost one of the illustrious Daughters of Oduduwa Land.
— ADELAJA ADEOYE (@AdelajaAdeoye) July 6, 2016
Grandma Bukky Ajayi… Legend is Gone!!! The Evergreen is gone!!! RIP Grandma
— I REP CFC TBOYCFC (@CFC_addict2005) July 6, 2016
R I P Mummy Bukky Ajayi. Nollywood is Empty without you. You are an inspiration. Tears fill my eyes knowing u won’t be on my TV screen
— Worlds Greatest (@Uzochukwulion) July 6, 2016
She lived well… May she rest well. RIP Bukky Ajayi.
— Tumini. P. Halliday (@TuminiHally) July 6, 2016
RIP Mama Bukky Ajayi. You were phenomenal and we will never forget you. 💫💫
— منيرة (@Muneera_yk) July 6, 2016
R.I.P Mummy Bukky Ajayi, thanks for being a blessing to generations. Rest well.
— Owoseni (@owosenii) July 6, 2016
I’ve been planning to work with Bukky Ajayi for the longest time. Sad to hear about her death. May her soul rest in peace.
— Uduak Isong (@Uduakisong) July 6, 2016
Oh no! Bukky Ajayi, one of my favorite actresses. Her facial expressions were golden. She will be missed.
— Mobolaji. (@mobolxji) July 6, 2016
Rip bukky ajayi…… Watched her movies, she was a hero 😢😢😢
— Demisexual (@Tee_blaq) July 6, 2016
RIP Madame Bukky Ajayi. You will be missed ❤️
— Sam G (@ajegs007) July 6, 2016
Rest in peace Bukky Ajayi. I loved your words of wisdom even in movies you starred in. God accept your soul.
— OGBU JOSEPH EMEKA (@Joeemeks1) July 6, 2016