Nollywood Artistes on Friday paid tributes to the late Nollywood Actress, Rachel Oniga, after her burial rite was concluded in Lagos.
Saheed Balogun described Oniga as a nice, caring and articulate woman who was so full of life.Balogun said that the late Oniga was fond of rendering useful pieces of advice to movie directors on set, which could not be jettisoned.
According to him, the late actress will be sorely missed due to her unique qualities, adding that the Nollywood industry needs lots of prayers.Balogun urged Nigerians to pray for the industry, to forestall the untimely deaths of practitioners in the sector.
“Madam Rachel Oniga will be sorely missed; she was a nice and caring woman, so articulate.
“May her soul rest in peace. But we need serious prayers in the industry, the rate at which we are recording deaths is too alarming,” he said.
Also, Fred Amata, a Nollywood Actor and former President, Directors Guild of Nigeria, described the late actress as a unique woman, “Rachel Oniga’s death was so shocking; she was an enigma.
May her soul find eternal rest,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Rachel Oniga died on July 30, 2021 at a Lagos hospital and was laid to rest on Aug. 27, 2021after a private ceremony conducted by the Omega Funeral Homes in Lagos.
The private ceremony was attended by family members, some Nollywood stars and other well- wishers.
Oniga started her acting career in 1993 shortly after her divorce.She worked briefly at Ascoline Nig. Ltd, a Dutch Consultant company, before her first movie, “Onome”, and her debut Yoruba movie, “Owo Blow”.
Over the years, Oniga featured in notable films including “Sango” and others.