The popular Veteran Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, is dead.
She died on Friday night around 10pm at the age of 64-year-old.
The news is coming at a time the movie industry is grappling with mixed issues and mourning the death of another entertainer, Sound Sultan, who passed on early this month.
The cause of Oniga’s death was unknown at the time of this report.
Oniga, who was a veteran actress, featured in over a hundred movies.
Goldmynetv shared the news on Instagram, revealing that the veteran actress had only a few days ago, still shot some scenes in a movie in Mowe Ogun state, before her demise on Friday night.
Oniga was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State and began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.
She was a grandmother who was divorced from her husband 19 years ago.
Originally from Eku, Delta State in Southern Nigeria, but born in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State.
She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before her first movie titled Onome and her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow.
Over the years, Rachel Oniga has 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.
In similar incident, the Popular Gospel singer, Tope Ajogbajesu, popularly known as Taiwo, is dead.
Tope died early hours of Friday after being ill for some time.
Newsflash Nigeria gathered the two jolly friends; Tope and Jide, who were not biological twins started singing at the age of twelve.
They were motivated by the likes of Sewenle Jesu, Mega 99, Esther Igbekele and others. Their debut album “winner” was released in 2004.
Tope is one of the Ajogbajesu Twins that came into the limelight years ago being on the record label of Gbenga Adewusi, aka Bayowa special.
The duo was well known for their tungba style of gospel music.
Though, it’s been quite some time they were seen or heard of in the musical scene.
“He was seen at Agelu Prayer Mountain a couple of days ago with his mum. Tope died early today after being ill for some time.” Our source said.