Family unveils plans for Rachael Oniga’s burial


The family of late Nollywood actress Rachael Oniga has announced dates for her burial.

The burial has been fixed for August 26 and 27, 2021.

The deceased’s son Tunji Oniga made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

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

He described the death of his mum as shocking to many, because she cared about people’s wellbeing.

He said, “My mother’s death is shocking to me, in fact, I don’t believe she is dead. When I see her phone rings and she is not there to take the call, the reality will be dawn on me.

“She was a philanthropist, who is always bothered about the needs of others.”

Rachael died on July 30 after battling with a heart-related ailment. She was aged 64.

The actress was born on May 23, 1957 in Ebute Metta, Lagos State, though she hailed from Delta State. She started her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.

Rachael worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch consultant company before her first movie titled Onome. Her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow.

Over the years, she 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 among others.

The late actress lived a life devoid of any form of scandal, and she was a professional to the core.




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