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Rachel Oniga laid to rest at a private ceremony in Lagos


Veteran actress Rachel Oniga was today laid to rest at a private ceremony conducted by Omega Funeral Homes in Lagos.

Oniga, 64, who died in a Lagos hospital on Friday, July 30, was buried around 1pm following a private ceremony attended by family members, some Nollywood stars and other well-wishers.

At the Church service at the Catholic Church of Resurrection in Lagos, the officiating priest, Very Revd Raphael Adebayo prayed for the Oniga family.

Oniga’s son, Olatunji, described his mother as a loving, caring and fantastic mum who always had time for anyone and everyone.

He sister, Toyin Odusote recalled sweet memories with the deceased especially how she always gave advice when in problems. She described her as the “best sister one would wish for”.

Mrs. Hope Diaso, Oniga’s sister, also said: “She was the foundation holding this family together; she was such an amazing soul who valued unity”.

The first child, Olamiji Oniga, said: “I 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. She had worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant company before featuring in her first movie titled: “Onome” and her debut Yoruba movie “Owo Blow.”

Over the years, Oniga featured in several notable films including “Sango”, a movie scripted by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode and Wale Adenuga’s television series, Super Story.