Tears came to my eyes when veteran actress, Bukky Ajayi gave her speech after being named as one of the recipients of the 2016 AMVCA Industry Merit Awards.
It was indeed an emotional moment for her and everyone one in the hall as she received a standing ovation even though she was bound to a wheelchair.
The actress who was wheeled to the stage gave a touching speech as she tried to hold back her tears. She thanked everyone for appreciating her work and also pleaded with everyone she has offended to forgive her as she too as forgiven everyone who has offended her.
Astonished to see everyone in the hall on their feet, the veteran said, “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.”
In the long run, no matter how long it takes, hard work surely pays and you will definitely be rewarded someday.
She has paid her dues in the industry both in the English and Yoruba genre.
Also honoured with the same award was Sadiq Daba. He was however absent.
Congrats to these two great veterans!!! And thanks to Africa Magic for remembering and honouring them.