Earlier this month, Nollywood was thrown into shock and mourning as the industry lost one of its gem, Bukky Ajayi.
Her children have revealed that the actress infact suffered from a number of ailments up until the time of her death.
As a Muslim, she was buried the same day she died. In fact one of our neighbours confided in Potpourri that she gave the instruction that she should be buried same day she dies. But she wasn’t born a Muslim, she converted to Islam in 1965 and adopted the name ‘Zainab’.
According to Claudius Akinwade Peter-Thomas, a musician and second son of the late icon, “There aren’t enough words to quantify Mama. She was an independent woman who shouldered the responsibility of raising three lions (sons) without raising her brows. I see her as a lioness. She was also able to combine and manage her situation (single motherhood) and her career. She was a good planner.
Kunle Fawole, popularly known as Abounce and the last child of the family spoke about her last moments.
“I and mama were in the living room with some of my friends when I noticed that her heart wasn’t moving, I mean like she stopped breathing. Immediately, I checked her pulse and called my elder brothers. We felt her pulse and heartbeat, did everything possible. But alas, she has passed on. And that was at about 11:23 am on Wednesday. She was a bit ill before this happened. She had been ill for a number of years now. She had stroke some couple of years back. There was a time she also had cerebral malaria. She became diabetic, hypertensive and also suffered B.reast cancer before now”, he explained mournfully.