She was born on the 23rd of May, 1957 in Eku, a small community in Delta State in south southern Nigeria.
Richael Oniga did her primary and secondary education in Eku, Delta State. After obtaining her first and secondary school certificates, She later went to the University to have a Bachelor’s degree.
Upon graduation, Richael was said to have worked briefly in a Dutch company – Ascoline Nigerian Limited, a consultancy company before settling down for full time acting profession.
Her Acting Career
Richael Oniga joined the Nigerian Movie Industry in 1993. She began acting shortly after her husband divorced her. And she acted her first movie “Onome”.
She became more famous after starring in a hit move “Memorial Hospital”, a movie that actually announced her fame and brought her to recognition in Nollywood.
Richael is creative, skillful and highly talented Nollywood actress. She is gifted in the interpretation of movie roles and can as well accept any character in movies.
Richael has over 200 Nollywood movies to her credit. Some of her movies include:
• Owo Blow
• Out of Bounds
• Passion of Mind
• Power of Sin
• Doctor Bello
• Restless Mind
• 30 Days in Atlanta
• Died Wretched
• The only Nigerian Girl
• Kada River
And Television Series like Super Stories, Palace and others.
Richael is known to acts in English and Yoruba genres of movies. She is popular in taking the lead role of a mother, grandmother and Mother In- laws in most Nollywood movies. Again, she features alongside top Nollywood celebrities like Jide Kosoko, Akin Lewis, Funsho Adeolu and big stars in the industry.
Richael is also a producer. She successfully produced her first movie “True and False” in 2005, a movie that centre around Abiku or Ogbanje.
Richael Oniga has in her years of acting won several awards. They include:
• Most promising actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• Most supporting actress at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
• Best indigenous actress (Yoruba) at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
• Best actress in a TV/Drama at the African Movie Academy Awards.
Her Personal Life
• Richael Oniga is married with three grown up children. She is now a grand mother as her first daughter Georgina has given birth to a baby girl.
Her Net Worth
Richael Oniga is an accomplished Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.