Saturday, July 31, 2021 10:09 am
The Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into mourning again on Saturday following news of sudden passage of veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga.
Oniga died around 10 pm on Friday, July 30, 2021, according to Public Relations Officer of the Actors’ Guild, Lagos State chapter, Olamilekan Ojora.
According to him, the actress who had malaria and typhoid was scheduled for appearance on “Sensations” movie set this (Saturday) morning.
Also, the son of the late actress, Olatunji, also told Punch that his mum died of Malaria.
Oniga’s last major movie appearance was in comedian Bovi Ugboma’s comedy flick, “My Village People” which premiered on June 6.
The actress, who was a native of Eku in Delta State, was born on 23 May, 1957, in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State.
Oniga made her Nollywood debut in the 1996 hit movie ‘Onome.’
From there, she acted in many Yoruba and English movies, soaps and tv series.
Some of the major production she was part of include ‘Sango,’ and Wale Adenuga’s television series, ‘Super story’, Chief Daddy, Royal Hibiscus Hotel and My Village People.
She was survived by three children and several grandchildren.