As the late veteran actress, Rachel Oniga, was laid her to rest yesterday, Friday, August 27, 2021, her family, friends and enthusiasts continued to eulogise her, talking on the relationships they had with her.
Oniga, died on Friday, July 30, at the age of 63 from a heart disease and was put to rest at a private cemetery in Lagos.
Speaking on BBC Pidgin’s live broadcast of the event, actor, Ejike Asiegbu, articulated sadness at Oniga’s demise, defining her as a modest and loyal person
“It is a very sad thing. I’m not happy about her demise but we can’t do anything about it. She was a very humble and wonderful woman and she had positive impact in the lives of many actors. She was a close friend of mine, a confidant and an ally. Her loyalty in our relationship was 101 per cent. One can only pray for the repose of her soul and for God to strengthen the children she left behind.”
Another actress, Hilda Dokubo, who was also a friend of Oniga, described her as a mother statue, who always exhibited her attention.
“Mummy’, as I fondly called her, it’s tough for me to describe the relationship we shared. I met her in the industry and she was one of the most supportive people I had ever met. I’ll miss her greatly. In fact, I am already missing her. This is tough for all of us. We all know we will go home (die) one day but not sooner than we all anticipated. She was a fantastic person.”
Earlier on Monday, a union of friends and non-governmental associations had hosted a seminar in honour of the late Nollywood star, tagged ‘Legacy of an Icon (Living a good life)’ at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ikeja, Lagos.
Also, a week ago, friends had raised and bestowed N4m to the late Oniga’s children. Actors, Jide Kosoko and Kate Henshaw; presented the cheque to the actress’ children at the occasion.