1. She was born a christian but converted to

Islam in the early eighties and chose the

name Zainab.

2. Her love for the theatre started as a

young girl when her father used to take her

to the cinemas.

3. She studied in England. She was abroad

for six years, as a Federal government


4. She left England and came back to Nigeria

after her education in 1965 and started out

working in Nigeria Television Authority(NTA)

as a presentation assistant in 1966.

5. Afterwards, she became a presenter and

then a news reader.She presented a couple

of children’s programmes and ‘Nigerian’s

Sketches,’ a programme which was all about

Nigerian culture, and Diran Ajijedidun of

blessed memory was her producer.

6. She was later transferred to Port Harcourt

and later back to Lagos, and it was at that

time she started her acting career.

7. She started with the ‘Village Headmaster’

in the 70s, and she later got a role in Amaka

Igwe’s ‘Checkmate.’

8. She has featured in so many home videos

that she has lost count.Shooting of

international film ‘Critical Assignment’ in

South Africa, is one of the events of her life

that she will never forget. It gave her an

opportunity to see how it is done elsewhere,

other than Nigeria, where a movie is shot in

five days.

9. Bukky Ajayi’s popular movies include

Mother of George, Indecent Girl, Diamond

Ring, Witches, Thunderbolt among others.

10. She’s Jazzman Olofin’s grandmother-In-law

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