Yet another tragedy has hit the Nollywood industry as one of their very best, Rachel Oniga, reportedly passed away. She died on the night of Friday, July 30, 2021, around around 10pm.
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.
The cause of Oniga’s death was unknown at the time of this report.
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, 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. The movie was produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode. She has also featured in Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super story.
Oniga, who was a veteran actress, featured in over a hundred movies.