Just In: Nollywood Actress Rachel Oniga Reportedly Passes on at Age 64

Just In: Nollywood Actress Rachel Oniga Reportedly Passes on at Age 64

  • News of Nollywood veteran, Rachel Oniga's death has since surfaced on the Nigerian internet space
  • According to reports, the talented screen goddess passed away at the age of 64 on July 30, 2021, after a battle with a heart-related illness
  • Born on May 23, 1957, Oniga who has a daughter, began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce

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Yet another tragedy has hit the Nollywood industry as one of their very best, Rachel Oniga, reportedly passed away on July 30, 2021.

Photos of Rachel Oniga.
The actress passed away at age 64. Photo credit: Rachel Oniga
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Goldmynetv shared the news on Instagram, revealing that the veteran actress had only a few days ago, still shot some scenes in a movie in Mowe Ogun state, before her demise on Friday night.

Her family who has since confirmed the news stated that the actress died after a battle with a heart-related illness.

Below is their official statement:

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Rachel Oniga's bio

Oniga was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State and 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.

She was a grandmother who was divorced from her husband 19 years ago.

Sound Sultan's death

This comes a few weeks after the Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into mourning following the death of singer and songwriter Sound Sultan.

The family sent out an official statement which was shared on Instagram by Efe Omoregbe who is 2baba's manager.

In the announcement, Dr. Kayode Fasasi signed on behalf of the late singer's family.

The news of Sound Sultan's death is by now all over the internet with people making hot takes following his passing.

Sultan's posts on Instagram before his death are now weightier than when he was alive. Below are his posts that have got people talking:

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