Breaking: Veteran Nollywood Actress, Rachael Oniga Dies At 64


Information reaching, that a veteran Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga, is dead.

Her demise was also confirmed to newsmen on Saturday, July 31, by her son, Olatunji.

According to him, his mother died on Friday night around 10pm.

He said;
“She passed last night around 10pm. She had malaria and typhoid”.

Before her demised, Oniga had featured in thousands of Nollywood movies — both English and Yoruba.

Brief Rachael Oniga’s Bio

Oniga was born on May 23, 1957; the delectable actress began her 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 for a European engineering consultancy firm with its regional head office in Nigeria.

In an interview with the PUNCH when she was alive, she said 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.

In the span of her career, which was about 27 years, the multiple award-winning actress featured in movies like The Wedding Party, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, 30 Days in Atlanta, Sango, Out of Bounds, among others.

May her soul rest in peace. Amen.