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Nollywood actress Rachel Oniga for burial August 26: Son

The family of the late Nollywood actress Rachel Oniga has fixed August 26 and 27 for her burial, the diseased’s son, Tunji Oniga, says.

• August 5, 2021
Rachel Oniga
Late Nollywood actress Rachel Oniga

The family of the late Nollywood actress Rachel Oniga has fixed August 26 and 27 for her burial, the diseased’s son, Tunji Oniga, says.

Mr Oniga disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos. He said that the wake would hold August 26 at her residence in Magodo, while she would be buried to rest on August 27 at a cemetery yet to be disclosed by the family.

The late actress’ son revealed that her death shocked many because she cared about people’s wellbeing.

”My mother’s death is shocking to me. In fact, I don’t believe she is dead. When I see her phone ring, and she is not there to take the call, the reality dawns on me,” he said. “She was a philanthropist who is always bothered about the needs of others.”

Ms Oniga died after battling a heart-related ailment on July 30, aged 64.

She was born on May 23, 1957, in Ebute Metta and started her acting career in 1993, shortly after she was divorced.

Ms Oniga worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant company, before her first movie ‘Onome’ and her debut Yoruba movie ‘Owo Blow.

Over the years, Ms Oniga featured in notable Nigerian films, including ‘Sango’, a movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode and Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super Story.

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