It has been reported that veteran Nollywood Actress, Rachel Oniga has died at age 64. According to the Punch, her son, Olatunji, confirmed the death of the actress on July 30th, Friday night around 10 pm.
Although reports making the rounds states that the actress died due to Covid-19 complications, information credited to her son Tunji stated that she was being treated for typhoid and malaria which she had tested positive for, and she passed on at about 10 pm on Friday, July 30.
Rachel Oniga, Originally from Eku, Delta State in Southern Nigeria, Rachel Oniga was born on 23 May 1957, in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State.
She began her acting career in 1993. Her first movie was the blockbuster, Onome, while her debut movie in the Yoruba speaking sector of the film industry was Owo Blow.
The 64-year-old actress used to work at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company. In an interview, she noted that she stopped working when she got married and started having children. Unfortunately, her marriage did not last. So, after her separation from the father of her kids, she took up acting again.
She revealed in the interview that one of her regrets in life was that she did not fight for her marriage.
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. The multiple award-winning actress also featured in movies like The Wedding Party, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, 30 Days in Atlanta, Sango, Out of Bounds, among others.
May her gentle soul rest in the Bossom of the Lord.