A veteran Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga has been reported dead, throwing the Nigerian movie sector into a deep mourning mood.
Reports of her death filtered in Saturday morning as Bimbo Oshin, also a notable name in the movie industry, posted the news on her 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.
Born on 23rd May, 1957, in Ebute Metta, Lagos, she began her acting career in 1993 and hailed from Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.