"How Veteran Actress, Rachel Oniga Died" – Actors Guild, Lagos State Chapter

Date: 31-07-2021 3:04 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 31-07-2021 03:04 PM (1 month ago)

The Public Relations Officer of the Actors’ Guild, Lagos State chapter, Olamilekan Ojora, has debunked reports that actress, Rachel Oniga, died from COVID-19 complications.

“She (Rachel Oniga) passed away on Friday night around 10 p.m. She had malaria and typhoid,” Mr Ojora, told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday morning.

Mr Ojora also told this newspaper that they (himself and Ms Oniga) were supposed to meet on the ” Sensations” movie set this (Saturday) morning.

Her son, Olatunji, also told Punch that his mum died of Malaria.

Ms Oniga’s last major movie appearance was in comedian Bovi Ugboma’s comedy flick, “My Village People” which premiered on June 6.

The Lagos State Chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rising, had earlier confirmed the news of her death in a telephone interview with this newspaper on Saturday morning.

He said, “We just got the news early this morning today. We have nothing to say other than to give glory to God for a life well spent.”

“I got the news this morning, I have been down and surprised.”

Mr Rising promised to call back and share more details about Ms Oniga’s death.

Goldmynetv, which shared the news on Instagram, revealed that the veteran actress had only a few days ago shot some scenes in a movie in Mowe, Ogun State, before her demise on Friday night.

Ms Oniga
Ms Oniga, who hailed from Delta State, was born on May 23, 1957 in Ebute-Metta, Lagos State.

The veteran actress featured in some of the best English and Yoruba Nollywood movies until her death.

She became a household name after starring in the Yoruba classic family drama, “Owo Blow”.

Ms Oniga began her acting career shortly after her divorce. She was a full-time housewife and before then, a computer programmer.

After the separation, she went into business trading, travelling and buying things.

She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before she made her acting debut in the Nollywood classic (Memorial Hospital) in 1993 and her debut Yoruba movie was ‘Owo Blow’.

Over the years, the multiple award-winning actress featured in notable Nigerian films including “Sango”, Wale Adenuga’s television series, ‘Super story”, “Doctor Bello”, “Out of Bound”, “30 Days in Atlanta”, “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel”, “The Wedding Party”, and most recently, “My Village People”.

Posted: at 31-07-2021 03:04 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Henrybobo at 31-07-2021 04:20 PM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 31-07-2021 04:20 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- SWORDMAN at 31-07-2021 05:53 PM (1 month ago)
Rest in peace Mama Oniga I remembered siting close to her inside molue  on my to Oshodi in the 90s..such a  fine woman..God knows best
Posted: at 31-07-2021 05:53 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- WESTSIDER at 31-07-2021 06:46 PM (1 month ago)
May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted: at 31-07-2021 06:46 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
- nikiniki at 31-07-2021 08:11 PM (1 month ago)
Covid -19 is real. It has killed important people in Nigeria and there's nothing to be ashamed of if a loved one died of covid 19. But it is sad and shameful that Malaria and Typhoid still kills people in Nigeria!
Posted: at 31-07-2021 08:11 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 1-08-2021 12:41 AM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 1-08-2021 12:41 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- constigoldo at 2-08-2021 02:36 PM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 2-08-2021 02:36 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Dopybadass at 2-08-2021 03:15 PM (1 month ago)
Broken heart
Posted: at 2-08-2021 03:15 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming


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