Oga Bello, Toyin Abraham, Bimbo Oshin, others pay tributes to Rachel Oniga - Punch Newspapers
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Veteran actress, Joke Silva described Oniga as a committed colleague. She wrote on social media, “Sister and incredibly committed colleague. You have to come correct when playing (acting) opposite Rachel Oniga. Not much talk, but all work. Rest in peace, girl. 64 (years old) was a bit early. You have completely blindsided me.”
Another veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, aka Oga Bello, wrote on Instagram, “There is a time to live and a time to leave. There is never a perfect time to lose a loved one. Our beloved Rachel Oniga is gone. A great thespian with fascinating legacies. Rest in the Lord, my dear sister.”
In a similar vein, actress and filmmaker, Toyin Abraham, took to her Instagtam page to pay tributes to the late actress, who played the role of her mother in the movie, Alakada. She wrote, “Iya Yetunde Alakada, odigba (till we meet again) ma’am. Rest in peace. God, we will continue to praise your Holy name because we can’t question you but this one pained me.” headtopics.com
Actor and filmmaker, Femi Adebayo, also wrote, “This is so surreal! I posted a #throwback picture of my ‘Owo Blow’ on-screen mother on Thursday, only to lose her Friday. So sad! Rest in Peace. You will be missed Mama Rachel Oniga.”On her part, actress, Bimbo Oshin, wrote, “Heaven has gained yet another beautiful soul, Aunty Rachel. I am speechless. Rest in peace, aunty. This life sha.”
Oniga, who was from Delta State, was born on May 23, 1957 in Lagos. Some of the first movies she appeared in were Memorial Hospital (1993) and Onome. The actress also gained another level of popularity when she featured in the Yoruba movie, ‘Owo Blow’.
Over the years, she has appeared in numerous films including The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Another Love, Chief Daddy, Out of Bounds, Sango, Power of Sin, 30 Days in Atlanta, Restless Mind, Doctor Bello and Passion of Mind.Her last known movie appearance was in the movie, Village People, which was produced by comedian, Bovi Ugboma.
The actress is survived by children and grandchildren.Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. headtopics.com
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