BIRTH NAME : Rachael Oniga Tabuno
STAGE NAME : Rachael Oniga
NET WORTH : Estimated at $450,000
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born May 23, 1957 (61 years)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Eku, a town in Delta State southern Nigeria
STATE OF ORIGIN :
OCCUPATION : Nigerian actress and producer
NATIONALITY : Nigeria
MARITAL STATUS/HUSBAND : Divorced but her husband died
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Rachael Oniga Tabuno whose stage name is Rachael Oniga is a veteran , famous Nollywood actress, movie producer and a television personality. She is one of the highly respected Nollywood actress of all time, she is one of the pillars that hold Nollywood today and they were the ones that created a niche for Nollywood and placed it on the map .
Early Life and Background
Rachael Oniga Tabuno who is popularly known as Rachael Oniga was born on 23rd May 1957 in Eku, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. The Nollywood merchant who is currently 61 years old is very beautiful, gifted, creative, skillful and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles .
She completed her primary, secondary Eku, a small town in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and successfully bagged her First School Leaving Certificate, West African Senior School Certificate before she proceeded to university to bagged a Bachelor’s Degree.
Career and Break—Through
Rachael Oniga Tabuno officially started her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce. She worked briefly at Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch Consultant Company before she landed her first movie titled Onome and her debut Yoruba movie was Owo Blow. She became famous after playing a lead role in the Nollywood blockbuster movie titled “Memorial Hospital” this movie that brought her to limelight. She got a celebrity profile celebrity after separating from her husband. Unfortunately her divorcee husband is currently late.
Over the years, she has 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. Rachael Oniga has also featured in Wale Adenuga television series “Super Story”.
She has featured in not less than 200 Nollywood movies and television series where she played lead and supportive roles , they include Sango, Senator, Memorial Hospital, 30 Days in Atlanta, Kada River, Agony of a Mother, Died Wretched Onome, Owo Blow, Super Story, Out of Bounds, Passion of Mind, Power of Sin, Restless Mind, Doctor Bello,, The Only Nigerian Girl, etc
The beautiful screen goddess most in English and Yoruba speaking movies. She always play the role of a caring house wife, good mother, mother in-law and sometimes grandmother in Nollywood movies. Aside moving acting, she is also a movie producer. She had her first try in movie production in 2005 when she produced her first film “True or False” a movie about abiku/Ogbanje.
Awards and Recognition
In the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include
- 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
- Best Actress in a Television/Drama at the Africa Movie Academy Awards
Rachael Oniga is a proud mother of three children. On 5th September 2014, she became a grandmother after her daughter Georgia Oniga welcomed a baby girl. In a recent interview with Punch, she revealed that her late husband left her for another woman and she regret that she didn’t fight for her marriage.