Patience Ozokwor, veteran Nollywood actress turned pastor has expressed sadness over the demise of her friend and colleague, Rachel Oniga who sadly passed away today July 31 after a short battle with a heart-related ailment.
Patience who has been heartbroken by the news of her demise, shared a video online as she wept over the sad news.
She recounted how Rachel was a great friend and colleague to her, and apologized for not calling the actress while she was ill.
Patience said no one told her Rachel was ill, and that she feels sad she wasn’t there to tell her friend ”sorry.”
Watch the video she shared below:
Meanwhile, Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw warned fans against trying to control actors who have not publicly mourned Rachael Oniga on social media.
The actress went on a short live session on her Instagram page during which she addressed fans who have been commenting on the pages of actors asking why they haven’t posted Oniga’s picture yet since the news of her demise broke.
According to Henshaw, not everyone likes to get involved in public display of affection. The movie star added that some of them are still trying to process the reality of Rachael Oniga’s demise before reacting to it.
Watch Video below:
Nollywood practitioners have reacted to the sudden demise of Rachael Oniga on social media.
Comedienne Princess wrote:
“Such a rude shock to hear about Aunty Rachel’s passing💔💔 She was so down to earth and funny. May her gentle soul rest in peace🙏 may God comfort her family in these dark times.”
Toyin Abraham wrote: “Iya yetunde Alakada @racheloniga odigba ma’am 😭😭😭 RIP ma’am. God we will continue to praise your Holy name cos we can’t question you🙏🙏🙏but eleyin dun mi ganni o😭”