Rachel Oniga: Family of late Nollywood veteran speaks on cause of death

The family of veteran actress, Rachel Oniga, have denied media reports claiming she died from COVID19.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the veteran thespian had only a few days ago shot some scenes in a movie in Mowe Ogun state, before her demise on Friday night.

In a statement released by her sister, Deaconess Toyin Odusote, the family said the actress died from a heart-related ailment that she battled within a short period of time.

Read the statement below

She passed away at the age of 64.

Oniga was born in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State and began her acting career in 1993. She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before her first movie titled Onome. She was a grandmother who was divorced from her husband 19 years ago.


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