Veteran Nollywood Actress, Racheal Oniga Dies at 64

Contrary to rumours circulating that Racheal Oniga, a famous Nigerian actress died of Covid 19 complications, the family of the late actress represented by Mrs. Toyin Odusote, Racheal Oniga’s elder sibling and the Actors’ Guild, Lagos Chapter have said, the veteran actress did not die from the dreaded Covid 19 virus but from a heart related disease; an ailment Oniga battled for a while before her demise on Friday, July 30th at a Lagos hospital.

Oniga who was aged 64, was expected at a movie set on Saturday according to Olamilekan Ojora, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos Chapter of Actors’ Guild; but she passed on Friday night.

Racheal Oniga, who until her death played leading roles in different sensational movies in Nigeria, will be greatly missed by family and friends home and abroad and in particular, by the movie industry.

Toyin Odusote, said, “burial arrangements will be announced in due course”. She appreciated well-meaning Nigerians for their expression of love during this trying period for the Oniga’s family.

In her over 17 years’ career, Racheal Oniga won multiple awards for her roles in various movies both in English and in Yoruba Language.

May the soul of the dynamic movie star rest in peace.

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