The Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), says it is with a deep sense of loss that it received the news of the passage of one of Nigeria’s finest screen actors and Nollywood diva Chief Racheal Etabuno Onigawhich occurred recently.
Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, NFC’s Managing Director in a statement issued in Jos, described the death of Chief Racheal Etabuno Onigaas saddening, painful and a great loss not only to her family, film stakeholders, friends and colleagues but to the whole nation. According to Dr. Maduekwe, Late Racheal Oniga contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria’s film industry through her several screen appearances; so much, that she became a role model to many young and upcoming actors who saw in her, rare capabilities, impressive character blend, script interpretation and delivery.
Late Racheal Etabuno Oniga, Dr. Maduekwe further said, will be remembered for the great impact and influence she brought to bear on her colleagues and fellow screen actors through her exemplary leadership qualities being greatly felt within the Actors Guild of Nigeria. Her footprints which cut across both English and Yoruba movies including “Onome” , “Sango”, “Chief Daddy”, “Royal Hibiscus Hotel”, “My Village People” and “Super Story” series of Wale Adenuga Productions and several others, has left no one in doubt that indeed she will be greatly missed.
Dr. Maduekwe, in the statement, commiserates with the family, friends, colleagues and indeed the nation’s film enthusiasts over the loss, and prays that Almighty God grants Racheal Oniga a peaceful rest.