Actress Rachel Tabuno Oniga Biography, age, family, death
Rachel Tabuno Oniga was one of the veteran actresses who had come a long way in the Nollywood movie industry. One unique side about her is that even though she is Yoruba, she speaks the language fluently, and it gave her an edge to get roles in Yoruba and English movies. She takes up the role of a mother in most movies she has featured in.
She would be greatly missed in the movie industry; this article focuses on everything there is to know about the talented actress.
Full Name: Rachel Tabuno Oniga
Date of birth: 23 May 1957
State of Birth: Lagos
Age: 64 (died in July 30 2021)
State of Origin: Delta
Other names: Tabuno
Occupation: film actress
Years active: 1993-2021
Marital status: Divorced
Rachel Oniga’s Biography
The veteran actress was born on May 23rd, 1957, in Lagos state. Her parents are from Eku, which is located in Ethiope East local government area of Delta State.
Rachel had her primary education at Abule-Ojaa, an area in Lagos state. However, due to her habit of fighting as she was a tomboy, her father withdrew her from a secondary school in Lagos and sent her to continue her education in Edo state. The actress revealed that the change of environment was a devastating experience for her as she was separated from her childhood friends and playmates who were mostly boys.
However, after her secondary school education, she returned to Lagos and went on to study Computer programming.
Following her graduation, she worked for briefly with Asoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company.
She however kicked started her acting career in 1993 after separating from her husband who went on to marry another woman. Due to her passion and hard work, Rachel Oniga has been very consistent in the movie industry.
She made her first major appearanc in a soap opera titled ‘Memorial Hospital’, where she acted as a patient. She hit the limelight in the Yoruba movie ’Boorepo’.
Aside from acting, Rachel is a movie producer and did quiet well for herself during her lifetime.
Some of the movies she has featured in include: “Sango,” “Died Wretched,” “The Only Nigerian Girl”, “Doctor Bello,” “True or False,” “The Royal Hotel Hibiscus,” “Chief Daddy” and many more.
Family and personal life
Rachel Oniga is a grandmother and a mother of three. Her daughter Georgia delivered a baby on September 5th, 2014,
After her divorce from her husband, she personally took care and raised her children. She loved to dress comfortably and elegantly.
Listed are some of the awards she has won: Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Indigenous Actress (Yoruba) at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Rachel Oniga died at the age of 64 on the 30th of July 2021. Some reports revealed she died due to COVID-19 issues.