Today, Monday, February 2, 2015, is the birthday of a living legend in the Nigerian film industry, Bukky Ajaiyi.

The veteran actress was part of the now rested Village Headmaster series, which is regarded as one of the best local movie that aired in Nigeria.

Though Bukky Ajayi does not feature in most films as some people would have expected, but she still honours few ones she cannot reject.

She started her career many years ago as an an announcer, presenter and newscaster at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). She studied at the Stanislavsky Institute of Drama, London. Today, she is a great grandmother.

One actress that showered praises on the veteran actress is Yvonne Jegede, who described her as “my Nollywood diva.” Yvonne even asked Bukky Ajayi to be ready to hit the club with her later in the day in celebration of her birthday.

In her words, “My Nollywood diva/queen is a year older today. I celebrate you today and always. Mama of life, I love you today, tomorrow, next tomorrow, next year, and many more years to come.

“An Icon, a blessing to me, you watched me grow in Nollywood and took me in as your daughter. I’m grateful to God for making you a part of my life. Mummy Bukky Ajayi is a sabi-woman lol. Hey, but she sabi no be lie.

“Happy birthday to a wonderful woman, a mentor, my lover, my mother (well grandmother). The best I’ve met, my sugar banana. My special cook. I love you more than your cooking though. Mummy Bukky Ajayi you are blessed. Turn up mama, we dey go club today oo, you should wear your 6″ high heel Hehehe.”