Bukky Wright is a popular Nigerian actress, filmmaker, politician and businesswoman, she started her acting career in 1996, she starred in different Nollywood movies, mostly Yoruba movies and TV series.
Oluwabukola Sekinat Ajoke Wright, known as Bukky Wright was born on 31 March 1967 to a Christian father and Muslim mother in Abeokuta. She attended the University of Lagos, earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Bukky grew up in Abeokuta where she completed her primary and secondary schools. She went ahead to the University of Lagos where she studied Economics. She lived with her parents during this period.
Her acting career officially kickstarted in 1996. She got into the movie industry and soon started featuring in movies. One of her first appearances was in the Television series Super story produced by Wale Adenuga. She soon started featuring in Yoruba movies and became very popular for her roles.
She has featured in many Nollywood movies like Red Hot, Omotara Johnson, When Love Happens, Abeni, Outkast, 2014, Omolomo, Opa Abo, Unforgivable, Oba Magun, Red Hot, Ite Oku, Iyore, Oladunjoye, Ghettohood, Oko Nnene, Afefe Alaafia, Habitat and so on. Bukky Wright began acting in 1996 and act in both Nollywood Yoruba and English movies. She has achieved a lot from her career as an actress and has produced and directed many movies especially Yoruba movies.
Apart from acting, she is a big-time businesswoman. She owns a Beauty spa called B collections and a boutique, she also owns a fast-food restaurant, and a record label company called Wright Media International Bukky Wright net worth is estimated to be N380 million. She is also a multiple brand ambassador and the CEO, Wright Media and Associates.
Bukky also has an eye for politics. In 2014, she contested for the post in Ogun state House of Assembly under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Bukky had a failed marriage and has two beautiful sons from the union. She became a grandmother when one of her son’s American girlfriend had a baby for him.
- Saworo ide (1999)
- Above Love (2004)
- Abeni (2006)
- Outkast (2011)
- Kodun Kopo Kope (KKK)
- Omotara Johnson
- Afefe Alaafia
- Dugbe Dugbe
- Nkem Temi
- Ago Meje
- Oko Nnene
- Red Hot (2013)
- Iyore (2014)
- When Love Happens (2014)
- Special Jollof (2020)
BUKKY WRIGHT NET WORTH ₦280 MILLION.
Bukky’s awards include:
- Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
- Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Actress in a Television/Drama at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Bukky Wright Interview
Source: Sun News Online
What fashion accessories can’t you do without?
Bukky Wright: Right now as a praying Muslim, my cap comes first, then, my jewelry.
Do you prefer statement jewelry or gold?
Bukky Wright: For some reasons including being in Nollywood, I think the event determines what I wear but I love gold and beads too. My shoes and bag are also important.
What’s your beauty regimen?
Bukky Wright: When I tell people my little beauty secrets they sometimes don’t believe me. They think it’s all a joke. But to be candid my body cream is simply Shea butter, what is commonly called ori. It’s so funny. A lot of people find it very difficult to believe, but my major beauty routine is my Shea butter.
We learnt you are a grandmother and you’re still this ageless, what’s the secret?
Bukky Wright: That grand mum thing people are talking about, yes, I’m a grand mum but not biologically. At the same time, I remain very grateful to God for my youthfulness. My first son is 24 and I think it’s just the grace of God. If I say there’s anything I have been doing in particular, I will only be deceiving myself. I see a lot of older people like Arabel, (Sherifah Andu), Magistrate Memunat Folami, Mrs Muraino, and Shade Alesh and when you see these people, you will know what I mean. They still look trendy and these are people I always look up to. I’m very careful with what I apply on my skin and what I eat. I exercise and I try to rest at any opportunity.
Could you elaborate on your diet?
Bukky Wright: Those days, I loved cold eba and vegetable soup but for some reasons I had to drop it because of my health. It’s not very healthy. Right now, my favourite food is oatmeal. You can make it into porridge and you can make it a swallow; it’s very good to eat with soup and healthy.
You were quite picky about the roles you played, are you still that way?
Bukky Wright: I believe when you get to a certain stage in a particular industry, there are some jobs or roles you don’t want your name to be associated with, so I’m very careful about the movies I appear in and especially the script I take.
What are you currently working on?
Bukky Wright: I’m working on a couple of projects now. I have always had a fashion line and I now have a recording label and my first artiste happens to be my son, OJ Wright. I just produced him. I’m also a writer and working on a movie right now. We shot one in the US and it’s all US crew i.e. Nigerians in the US. I felt it’s better to shoot with the American crew than taking artistes and all the crew from Nigeria. It only makes a lot of business sense for me to employ people in the states to work for me and we ended up doing a fantastic movie.
What’s the movie about?
Bukky Wright: It’s a movie about women. I’ll just tell people to keep their fingers crossed. It’s titled, ‘The beast among us.’ Who is the beast? Is it the men among the women? Or the women among the men? It’s the story of a couple who struggled to salvage their relationship. The wife accused the husband of his inability to satisfy her in some respects. Then the husband goes ahead and accuses the wife of being unfaithful, an allegation she denies until the truth was revealed. And things turned around.
Have you ever been part of a scandal in the industry?
Bukky Wright: I have been very careful. Somehow, in this industry, it’s not easy for to stay scandal-free, because we are all humans and blood flows in our veins. But at the same time, I have been very careful and God has been by my side.
Are you careful on social media too?
Bukky Wright: Yes. I’m very careful about what I post on social media. I post what is needed to be posted and not frivolities. What I don’t have to post I don’t post, especially if it has to do with my private life. It’s my private life and I believe my private life should remain private.
Do you believe in love?
Bukky Wright: That happens to be my private life and my personal business, which I would like to keep to myself.
But there’s nothing wrong with you being in love with the right person. Love is a beautiful thing.
Where do you like to unwind or go on holidays?
Bukky Wright: Anywhere comfortable, relaxing and motivating. It could be anywhere; I don’t care as far as it has these three things that I have listed.
We gathered that her first marriage was to one Gboyega Amu with whom she had two children. Shortly after separating from Amu due to what she termed irreconcilable differences, she moved into the arms of fellow actor and one time NNPC top shot and current member of the House of Representatives, Rotimi Makinde without officially divorcing Gboyega Amu.
The union lasted a few years before she moved on in the same fashion and found solace in the arms of society journalist and image maker, Femi Davies.
Bukky and Femi got married at the Akodo Registry in Lagos without still dissolving her early marriages. Her nuptials with Femi Davies followed the same pattern. Did not last up to a year before she also walked away without going to the courts to seek for a divorce, making her the wife of three men.
Not done with the three and the numerous flings, she later got hitched with renowned music promoter, Bolaji Saheed a.k.a Basia who was then based in Canada. Within a short time, and true to type ,they got married in a hush-hush Islamic Nikkai.
According to news flying about then, she wanted to use Basia as a ticket to her permanent stay in Canada but the man got wise quicker than she expected. Soon enough, following her normal pattern, the marriage crumbled owing to allegations of infidelity, lesbianism and fetish practices.
As also was the norm, Bukky did not seek dissolution in a law court, meaning that the marriage is still standing.
Now with her last marriage to Adewale Onitiri, tongues are wagging that Bukky is a bigamist who should have served jail terms if she were to be in a western country.
Bigamy is a crime in most Western countries, and when it occurs in this context often neither the first nor second spouse is aware of the other.
According to Nollywood fillers, as at 3 years ago, the actress was accused of being a lesbian, an allegation she later denied.