Rachel Oniga was a popular Nigerian actress who has played several roles in many Nollywood movies.
Rachel Oniga was born on 23 May 1957, in Ebute Metta, Lagos, Nigeria. There is no information about her parents, siblings, and early life.
Rachel Oniga began her acting career in 1993 when she starred in a Yoruba movie called Owo Blow. This was shortly after her divorce.
Rachel Oniga also worked at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company.
Rachel Oniga Dead
Rachel Oniga died on July 30, 2021.
Rachel Oniga Tributes
Rachel Oniga has received many tributes after her death from her colleagues in the movie industry and lovers of her acting craft.
Veteran actress, Joke Silva described Oniga as a committed colleague. She wrote on social media, “Sister and incredibly committed colleague. You have to come correct when playing (acting) opposite Rachel Oniga. Not much talk, but all work. Rest in peace, girl. 64 (years old) was a bit early. You have completely blindsided me.”
Another veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, wrote on Instagram, “There is a time to live and a time to leave. There is never a perfect time to lose a loved one. Our beloved Rachel Oniga is gone. A great thespian with fascinating legacies. Rest in the Lord, my dear sister.”
Actor and filmmaker, Femi Adebayo, also wrote, “This is so surreal! I posted a #throwback picture of my ‘Owo Blow’ on-screen mother on Thursday, only to lose her Friday. So sad! Rest in Peace. You will be missed Mama Rachel Oniga.”
Rachel Oniga Cause Of Death
Rachel Oniga died of heart disease contrary to claims that she died of COVID-19 complications, the family has said.
Rachel Oniga Top Facts
- Rachel Oniga was born on 23 May 1957.
- Rachel Oniga attended the Princess Girls School, Abula Oja in Yaba, Lagos.
- Rachel Oniga has three children and was divorced before her demise.