Ojudu pens heartfelt note to celebrate Taiwo Ajai-Lycett at 83

Babafemi Ojudu

Senator Babafemi Ojudu on Saturday wrote a touching note on social media in celebration of veteran actress Taiwo Ajai-Lycett on her 83rd birthday.

“Dear Mrs. Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, on this special day, I celebrate your remarkable journey and outstanding contributions to the Nigerian creative industry,” Ojudu wrote.

“As a foremost actress, you have not only graced the stages and screens with your talent, but also served as a guiding light and mother figure for countless individuals in the industry.

“Your dedication, resilience, and passion have inspired generations of artists and enabled the growth of the artistic community in Nigeria. Your legacy is a testament to your unwavering commitment and the impact of your work on the cultural landscape of our nation.”

The politician and journalist added, “Today, as you turn 83, I extend my heartfelt congratulations and gratitude for your invaluable influence on the creative industry. May your birthday be filled with joy, love, and the appreciation of all those whose lives you have touched.

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“I wish you continued health, happiness, and many more years of success and fulfillment. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Taiwo Ajai-Lycett!”

Ajai-Lycett made her acting debut in 1967 at the UK’s Avant Garde, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London.  

She subsequently trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, City Literary Institute, The Dance Centre, and the Actors’ Studio, London.

Her film credits include A Warm December starring and directed by the first Black-American Academy Award winner, Sidney Poitier; Dazzling Mirage by Tunde Kelani; Rogers Ofime’s Oloibiri; and Madame President by Patrick Doyle among others.