The Actors Guild of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter has debunked reports that late Nollywood star, Rachel Oniga, died from Covid-19 complications.
The Public Relations Officer of the Guild, Olamilekan Ojora, however said the actress had malaria and typhoid before she eventually passed away on Friday night around 10 p.m.
He revealed further that he and the deceased actress were to work on the ‘Sensations’ movie set on Saturday morning.
One of her colleagues on her Facebook post and many other posts on the social media had attributed her death to Covid-19.
She was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebute Metta, Lagos, though hailed from Eku in Delta State. She was aged 64 and blessed with a daughter and two sons.
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, she has featured in over a hundred movies. Nigeria will definitely miss this deft role interpreter and one of those who had stayed away from scandal of any sort.