The family of late Nollywood actress Rachel Oniga has fixed August 26 and 27, 2021 for her burial.
The deceased’s son Tunji Oniga made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.
Mr Oniga said that the wake would hold on August 26 at her residence in Magodo, Lagos State, while she would laid to rest on August 27 at a cemetery yet to be disclosed by the family.
He said the death of his mum was shocking to many, because she cared about people’s wellbeing.
“My mother’s death is shocking to me, in fact, I don’t believe she is dead. When I see her phone rings and she is not there to take the call, the reality will be dawn on me.
“She was a philanthropist, who is always bothered about the needs of others,” he said.
Rachel died on July 30 after battling with a heart-related ailment. She was aged 64.
The actress was born on May 23, 1957 in Ebute Metta, Lagos State. She started her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.
Rachel worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch consultant company before her first movie titled Onome. Her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow.
Over the years, she 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.