His son, Tunji Oniga told newsmen in Lagos that the wake keep would hold 26th August at her residence in Magodo, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.

She would be laid to rest on 27 August at a cemetery yet to be disclosed by the family.

Tunji Oniga 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 ring and she is not there to take the call, the reality dawns on me.
”She was a philanthropist, who was always bothered about the needs of others,” he said.

Rachel Oniga died on 30th July after battling a heart-related ailment.

She was aged 64.

She was born on 23 May 1957 in Ebute Meta, Lagos State.

She started her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.

Oniga worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultancy company before her first movie titled: “Onome” and her debut Yoruba movie was, “Owo Blow”.

Over the years, Oniga 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.

She was synonymous with the slogan, “PELE MY DEAR” in all her movies