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Rachael Oniga, Dies At 64

Originally from Eku, Delta State in Southern Nigeria, Rachel Oniga was born on 23 May 1957, in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State.

 

Nollywood Veteran, Rachael Oniga, Dies At 64

According to Nigerian media personality, Seun Oloketuyi via his Instagram platform, the movie star who has featured in hundreds of movies passed on at the early hours of today, Saturday, July 31.

 

The news is coming at a time the movie industry is grappling with mixed issues and after mourning the death of another entertainer, Sound Sultan, who passed on early this month. You would recall that earlier this month the country woke up with the shock of the death of Sound Sultan precisely on the 11th of July 2021, and while we were yet to recover from it, this one again had happened.

 

No one can categorically say the cause of Oniga’s death was at the time of this report. She hailed from Eku, Delta State in Southern Nigeria, and was born on 23 May 1957, in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State.

 

She began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce. She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before her first movie titled Onome and her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow.

Over the years, Rachel Oniga has featured in notable Nigerian films such as Sango, a movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode and Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super story. May her gentle soul rest in peace and may God comfort her family and the entire entertainment industry.

Caleb Adiga Zadok, EzineArticles Basic Author