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Legendary actress, Rachel Oniga didn’t die from COVID-19 — Family

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Contrary to earlier reports that Rachel Oniga died from COVID-19 complications , the family has cleared the air, revealing the veteran actress died of heart related disease.

In a statement released by the family and signed by the deceased’s sister, Deaconess Toyin Odusote, Oniga who passed away Friday night at the age of 64 had been battling the ailment for some time now.

The talented screen goddess was said to have been on a movie location earlier this week in Mowe area of Ogun State.
Born on the 23rd of May 1957 in Ebutte Metta, Lagos State, Oniga who hails from Delta State began 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 and her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow.
Over the years, she 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 among others.

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