Tributes as Nollywood Actress Rachel Oniga Laid to Rest
Saka Idowu Eletu
Veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, has been laid to rest in a private ceremony conducted by Omega Funeral Homes in Lagos.
64-year-old Oniga died in a Lagos hospital on Friday, July 30.
She was buried around 1pm in a private ceremony attended by family members, some Nollywood stars and other well-wishers.
At the service held at Catholic Church of Resurrection in Lagos, the officiating priest, Very Revd Raphael Adebayo, prayed for the Oniga family.
In their separate tributes, Oniga’s son, Olatunji, described his mother as a loving, caring and fantastic mum who always had time for anyone and everyone.
The deceased’s sister, Toyin Odusote, recalled her sweet memories with her, especially how she always gave advice when there were problems. She described her as the “best sister anyone would wish for.”
Another Oniga’s siter, Mrs. Hope Diaso, in her own tributes said: “She was the foundation holding this family together. She was such an amazing soul who valued unity.”
The first child, Olamiji Oniga, said: “Will forever salute you mother, because you have been all I ever needed in my life. God gave me the best mom in the world.”
Oniga started her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.
She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant company, before her first movie titled “Onome”, while her debut Yoruba movie was “Owo Blow.”
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’.