The 33-year-old Nollywood actress Rachael Okonkwo, announced the death of her mother on Sunday on Instagram, although she did not reveal the cause of death.
“My world is shattered. My life is crumbling. RIP mama NKOLI. Where do I start from?” she asked with crying emojis.
In another Instagram post about the death of her mother, Rachael Okonkwo shared the picture of a burning candle with the caption, “My life will never remain the same.”
She started acting while she was a child, but due to lack of movie roles she switched careers to dancing. She joined Nollywood in 2007 playing very minor roles. In 2008, she played a Supporting role to Ini Edo& Van Vicker in Royal War 2, also in 2010 alongside Patience Ozokwor and John Okafor in Open and Close 1&2.
Her first major role and consequently her breakthrough movie came in 2014, where she played the lead character in Nkoli Naa Nsukka.
Rachael Okonkwo, in her own special way of giving back to the society hosts an annual carnival which aims at providing free gifts to kids and entertainment to the people.
She says it enables her interaction with her fans. In 2015 Rachael hosted the first edition of the children’s Easter Carnival aimed at giving free gifts to kids during the Easter celebration in Enugu.
In 2016 the second edition, which was held in Onitsha had an even more turnout as she was accompanied by fellow actors like Ken Erics among others to the event. The 2017 edition, which was held in her city of birth Nsukka was able to gather over 5000 people, featured even more celebrities like Angela Okorie, Nonso Diobi, Slowdogg, Ken Erics, Nani Boi, Eve Esin and supported by top brands enabled it to be an even bigger event than its predecessors. She is a lover of all and a good role interpreter.