I’ve learned to accept my age, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett says on 83rd birthday

Veteran actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett has celebrated her 83rd birthday with words of wisdom to her fans and followers.

The movie legend penned down a birthday message to herself on Instagram on Saturday in which she stated that she has learned to accept her age and cherish every second.

Taiwo Ajai-Lycett urged her followers not to wait before they realise that they need to spend time with the people they love and experience life.

She wrote: “This is 83. I give God so much thanks for keeping me healthy and wealthy. Since “Time Flies” is a true and humbling statement, I have learned over the years to just accept my age and cherish every second.

“As you get older, you encounter individuals from many walks of life, have life-altering experiences, you’ll cherish your loved ones more, and you’ll develop patience and understanding. Beautiful people, experience life, be present, let go of things you cannot control, spend time with the people you love and never stop telling them you love them.

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“Don’t wait until you are old to realise this. Really, there’s nothing significant to consider in life except the Joy of Life. So, LIVE. Happy Birthday to me.”

Ajai-Lycett’s acting career started in December 1966 in Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel, a two-act comedy directed by William Gaskill at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She did not plan to act but was in the rehearsal hall of the play when she was asked by Gaskill to be a participant.

Following positive reviews about her first performance, she decided to take acting seriously and enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She appeared in several stage and television productions in the UK one of which is an episode of the hit comedy Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em.