Veteran Actress, Rachael Oniga needs no introduction when it comes to screen entertainment. On her recent interview with The Entertainer, she opened up on old wounds that affected her separation from her ex husband who is late now. Rachael has always dreamt of being a singer and dancer during her early years but ended up studying computer programming in school. She has featured both in English and Yoruba movies. Read below...
Talking bout her separation, she said:
“I started acting in 1993 after I got separated from my husband; he’s late now. I was a full time housewife. I believed so much in myself, and when I got over the shock of the separation and all that, I made up my mind that I was going to make a statement without a man. I wanted to prove that a hard working woman could make an impact and with God’s grace, I have come a long way.
Talking about how she handled separation from her ex husband, she said:
“The truth is that when you are focused and you know where you are going to, you are likely to succeed. I made up my mind then that I wasn’t going to remarry. I was determined to make it and make all men including my late husband know that with God by her side, a woman can make it in life without a man’s support.”
On how her separation hurts her:
“Yes. During our years of courtship and marriage, I never suspected that we would just break up like that or anything could ever come between us. Back then, he told me everything. I could tell you where he was at every moment; I trusted him so much.
Revealing more on when she finally met her husband’s mistress, she said:
“It was later, much later and when I did I was like ‘did he leave me because of this thing?’ I don’t know how to put it but men don’t really appreciate what they have until they lose it.
Advising women in similar situations, she said, “Just believe in yourself and with hard work, you will get there. God is always faithful. I killed my emotions and I said to myself ‘Rachael, your kids must go to the best schools.’ It was just work and my children.