Reports just filtered in that popular Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, is dead.
The news of the death of the popular Nollywood actress is coming at a time the movie industry is grappling with mixed issues and after mourning the death of Sound Sultan another entertainer, who passed on early this month who according to his family, had died of Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma. Checks shows that Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that affect the lymphatic system (lymphomas).
The actress according to a source passed on as a result of COVID-19 complications on July 30, 2021.
Rachel Oniga born May 23, 1957 – July 30, 2021 (aged 64) was a Nigerian film actress.
The actress had started acting in the year 1993 and she is notable for featuring in over one hundred movies.
Originally from Eku, Delta State in Southern Nigeria, Rachel Tabuno Oniga
was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebutte Metta area of 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, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode and Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super story. She has featured in other classics and successful movies like “Died Wretched”, “The Only Nigerian Girl”, “Doctor Bello” and “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel” which made it to the cinemas in February, 2018.
It is reported that the beautiful actress was still on set few days before her demise in a movie location in Mowe, Ogun State.