The funeral of Nollywood Veteran Actress, Rachael Oniga has been fixed for August 26 and 27 in Lagos.
Oniga died on Friday, July 30 from a heart-related ailment. The actress was said to have been ill and succumbed to the cold hands of death last Friday.
It was also learnt that the actress, a chief from Delta State, left an instruction she should be buried in Lagos.
Asiegbu said: “My relationship with Rachael Oniga dates back to the year 2000. We worked together and became close family friends.
” I am the godfather to her last daughter who is now 26. We were that close. When I had issues with marketers and got banned, she stood by me and was also banned.
” I am still in shock and I was told by her first daughter Georgina aka Miji that her mother died of a heart attack and not covid.
“The children promised to keep us posted on any relevant information concerning the burial.”
A delegation of Lagos lawmakers led by Desmond Elliot visited the Magodo, Lagos residence of the deceased.
Also, the Lagos State chapter of Actors Guild of Nigeria led by Vice President, Southwest, Chief Femi Branch, also paid the deceased’s family a condolence visit.
The entourage had stars like Segun Arinze, Victor Osuagwu, Femi Durojaiye, Emeka Rising Ibe, Don Pedro -Agambi, and Abubakar Sanusi among others.in attendance.
Oniga was an indigene of Eku in Delta State, the actress was born in 1957 in Ebute Metta, Lagos State. She made her acting debut in the 1996 hit movie ‘Onome’ and went on to star in several big productions including ‘Sango’ and Wale Adenuga’s TV series, ‘Super Story.’
We offer you our thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life.
May her soul continue to rest in perfect peace.