Rita Oniga Passes On

By Our Correspondent

Veteran Nigerian actress, Racheal Oniga is dead. The popular actress reportedly died. She passed on, on Friday, July 30, 2021 aged 64.
Though the cause of her death was initially attributed to Covid-19 complications, family sources say however, that she died from heart complications.
The clarification was made In a statement released and signed by her sister, Deaconess Toyin Odusote. According to Deaconnes Odusote, Mrs Oniga passed away Friday night after battling, albeit unsuccessfully, with the ailment over a period of time.
Mrs Oniga, who was born in Ebutte Metta, Lagos, on the 23rd of May 1957, hailed from Delta State. She began her acting career in 1993, shortly after ending her marriage. Since then, she worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before delving into the acting world with her debut movie role in Onome, following which she also made her first appearance in Owo Blow, Yoruba movie.
While in the industry, Mrs Oniga’s face graced notable Nigerian flicks including Sango, an acclaimed movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode. She was also a regular feature on Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super story.

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