Veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, dies at 64

The veteran actress died on Friday, July 30, 2021 at the age of 64.

The Nation was reliably informed she passed on last night after returning from a movie set.

She was scheduled to resume for another film shoot on Saturday, July 31 when the news of her death filtered into town.

Stakeholders in the TV and film industry confirmed her passing away to The Nation.

Nollywood film director, and film festival founder, Fidelis Duker confirmed Oniga’s death.

He said: ‘Another Iroko has fallen. It’s true Rachel Oniga is dead. She died last night. It’s a sad loss for Nollywood.’

The Next Movie Star creator, Sola Fajobi also expressed sadness over the death of the veteran actress.

He said: “it’s a sad loss. I am personally pained because I have a personal relationship with her but God knows best.”

The death of the actress is coming after the passing away of veteran singer and broadcaster, Feladey.

Oniga has featured in over 200 productions – TV and films.

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