'Popular Nollywood actress Rachel Oniga is dead' is not a pleasant headline that anyone would love to wake up to read on a Saturday morning.
Sadly, the truth remains that the movie industry has lost yet another experienced hand.
The death of Rachael Tabuno Oniga, went viral on Saturday morning with condolences pouring in from Nigerians especially on her Instagram page.
Oniga was born in Lagos on May 23, 1957, to Nigerian parents from Eku, a community in Ethiope East local government area of Delta State.
An unconfirmed report from a source said the 64-year-old actress died from COVID-19 complications on Friday, July 30.
Until her death, She began her acting career in 1993, starred in a number of successful Nollywood movies and she was loved in the community. 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 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.
GoldmyneTV also reported that she had only a few days ago, still shot some scenes in a movie in Mowe Ogun state, before her demise on Friday night.