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Rachael Oniga: Family Announce Burial Arrangements…

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Rachael Oniga: Family Announce Burial Arrangements…

The family of late Nollywood actress, Rachael Oniga has announced her burial arrangement to the public.

The announcement was made known by the deceased son, Tunji Oniga, who revealed that the burial activities will take place between August 26 and 27 respectively in Lagos state.

The wake keep would hold 26 August at her residence in Magodo, Lagos State.

She would be laid to rest on 27 August at a cemetery yet to be disclosed by the family.

Recall that the veteran actress died on July 30 following heart related ailment.

Oniga was said to have been ill before she succumbed to the cold hands of death last Friday.

The 64-year-old hailed from Eku in Delta State, but was born in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos.

Tunji Oniga said the death of his mum was shocking to many because she cared about people’s wellbeing.

”My mother’s death is shocking to me, in fact, I don’t believe she is dead. When I see her phone ring and she is not there to take the call, the reality dawns on me.

”She was a philanthropist, who was always bothered about the needs of others,” he said.

Newsonspot.com.ng gathered that she started her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.

Oniga worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultancy company before her first movie titled: “Onome” and her debut Yoruba movie was, “Owo Blow.”

Over the years, Oniga 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.

The news is coming at a time the movie industry is grappling with mixed issues and after mourning the death of another entertainer, Sound Sultan, who died on July 11, 2021.

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