Richard Mofe Damijo delivered an emotional tribute to Nollywood veteran Bukky Ajayi who died Wednesday, (July, 6).
In it, the actor expressed deep regret at taking the gift of life for granted as he didn’t visit her when he was supposed to.
Ajayi passed on after a heart attack at the age of 82 and in accordance with Islamic rites, she was buried the same day.
Coincidentally, the Nollywood veteran passed away on the same day as Richard Mofe Damijo’s 55th birthday.
Richard Mofe Damijo’s eulogy read:
Aunty Bukky, I am sorry. Sorry I did NOT visit you in your last days, not because I didn’t want to but because I took for granted the gift of life and procrastinated’.
To think that I spoke to Abounce Kunle your son (whom I share the TV series Hush with where he is such a star now as Ruffy Jackson. Taking after you) several days ago to ask for the best time to come see you…if I knew it was time I would have come that very day to see you but who would have thought that the bold, strong Aunty Bukks who has consistently defied every circumstance and risen above every situation will go to sleep so soon’.
It is my birthday today and as I sit here writing you, I can only think how ironic it is that you have completed the circle of life. I am deeply pained by your passing but I am extremely proud that you are a part of my life and I yours.
I love you very much Aunty Bukks and will NEVER trade the memories of you for anything. Sleep well in Gods bosom. #GreatLoss.
RIP Bukky Ajayi, your legacy and those you’ve affected through your life lives on.