17/08/2022

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Delta-born Popular Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga is dead

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By Gbenga Ojo

A Veteran Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga has been reportedly dead.

Reports of her death filtered in on Saturday morning and Bimbo Oshin, also a notable name in the movie industry, posted the news on Instagram page.

“Heaven has just gained another beautiful soul. Aunty Racheal. Ha!” she wrote on Instagram.

There are unverified reports that she died at a COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Lagos .

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, 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.

Before she made her major acting debut in Nollywood with “Onome,” Oniga worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultancy firm.

The deceased that born on 23 May, 1957, in Ebute Metta, Lagos and began her acting career in 1993 hailed from Eku in Delta State.

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