Netflix has dedicated filmmaker Kunle Afolayan’s new movie A Naija Christmas to Rachel Oniga who acted in the film before she died on July 30.
Afolayan said this in an Instagram post on Thursday after announcing that the movie is now available on Netflix
“A naija Christmas is now live on @naijaonnetflixI 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.
Rachel Oniga was on the set of the production when she took ill from what was reported to be complications related to Covid.
She died from her illness and production was temporarily suspended in her honour.
The movie follows three sons on their quest to make their mother’s Christmas wish for daughters-in-law come true.
Oniga is the mother who, unimpressed by her sons’ refusal to get married and give her grandchildren, demands that they bring home their partners on Christmas Day.
Other actors in the movie include Carol King, Mercy Johnson, Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara, Linda Osifo, Ade Laoye, Uzoamaka Aniuhoh, Segilola Ogidan, Jude Chukwuka and Joseph Jaiyeoba with special appearance by fuji musician Pasuma.
According to Afolayan, “A Naija Christmas is real, original, funny and the first Christmas movie of its kind. Working with the late, great Rachel Oniga was massive honour and her heartwarming performance is typical of her flawless artistry.”