The shocking news of the passing of one of Nollywood’s Great Actresses, Rachel Oniga, invaded the ears of Nigerians, as she reportedly died on Friday, 30th.
Her passing came as a surprise because the Veteran Actress was initially participating on a production set as part of the cast for a forthcoming movie in Mowe of Ogun State.
Meanwhile, her family still hasn’t given any details regarding the cause of her death, including some prominent members of the movie industry, contacted for the update, and seem unaware.
A monitored report on Oniga’s stories making the rounds revealed that the Lagos State Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Emeka Rising, acknowledged the sad news that came as a surprise.
He said, “We just got the news the early morning of Saturday, today. We have nothing to say than to give glory to God for a life well spent.”
In the latest update following her demise, the same actors guild, Lagos Chapter, has discarded reports that late movie star, Rachel Oniga, died from Covid-19 complications, as speculated earlier.
The Public Relations Officer of the Guild, Olamilekan Ojora, said the actress had malaria and typhoid before she eventually passed away.
Ojora also said that he and the deceased actress were to work on the “Sensations” movie set on Saturday morning, but was met with the unfortunate incident.
It would be noted that the talented veteran nollywood actress was born on the 23rd of May 1957 in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State, Oniga, and hails from Delta State.
It’s on record that she started her career in 1993, shortly after her divorce. She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company, before her first movie titled Onome. Meanwhile, her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow.
She 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 other notable screenplays.