“I wish I could stand up. But if I stand up I will fall down. Are you all standing for me? Thank you. I am very very grateful to you.”
Emotion ran high tonight as veteran actress, Bukky Ajayi was announced the winner of this year’s AMVCA Industry merit award at the AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards. The industry merit award was given to her alongside another veteran actor, Sadiq Daba for their contributions towards the development of the nation’s movie industry.
Standing ovation greeted the announcement of the 82-year-old actress as she was wheeled to the stage to receive her priceless award. With tears rolling her cheeks, the octogenarian actress pleaded with anyone she has offended to forgive her just as she has forgiven anyone that has offended her. Her speech was emotional as silence enveloped the hall while it lasted. I didn’t see it coming – Kemi Lala Akindoju Star of Tunde Kelani’s “Dazzling Mirage” movie, which was released last year, Kemi Lala Akindoju is currently in a joyous mood. She has been picked as the AMVCAs’Trail Brazer of the year. She is walking away with a brand new SUV car. Receiving the key to the SUV, Lala said, she did not the gesture coming.