Netflix honours late Rachel Oniga with ‘A Naija Christmas’ film


Netflix, the global streaming giant, has dedicated ‘A Naija Christmas’, a newly released movie, to Rachel Oniga, the late Nollywood actress.

Oniga passed away late July after battling a heart-related disease and was buried in Lagos a month after.

It is understood that the actress took ill during the production of the movie — directed by Kunle Afolayan.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Afolayan announced the movie’s release on the streaming platform.

The filmmaker also disclosed that he had proposed to Netflix to dedicate the movie to the actress to which the streaming giant agreed.

He also shared a snippet of the movie extolling the heroics of the late film star.

“A Naija Christmas is now live on @naijaonnetflix. I am glad that I proposed to Netflix that we dedicate the film to the memory of our dear Late Rachael Oniga and they obliged. Thanks to the Netflix team,” he wrote.

The movie follows three sons trying to make their mother’s Christmas wish for daughters-in-law come true.

In the movie, Oniga, who played the role of the mother, faulted her sons’ refusal to marry and demanded that they bring home their partners on Christmas Day.

It features several movie stars including Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara, Linda Osifo, and Ade Laoye.