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Rita Dominic Biography

Rita Dominic is multiple award-winning actress, producer, and Co-Founder of The Audrey Silva Company. Her first starring role was in the Nollywood hit movie A Time To Kill. Since then, she has become known for her ability to thoroughly embody characters and continues to receive critical acclaim for her portrayal of iconic roles.

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

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Rita Dominic Biography

Rita Dominic was born on the 12th of July 1975 to the royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. Her full names are Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha, and she is the last of four children of her parents.

Her late parents were both medical practitioners. Her father was a medical doctor while her mother was a nursing officer. She attended the Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria for her secondary education. Afterwards, she had her undergraduate studies at the University of Port Harcourt, where she studied Theatre Arts and graduated with a BA (Honors) Degree in 1999.

Career

She started acting in local television dramas at the age of 5. She graduated from the University of Port Harcourt with a BA in Theatre Arts *(Acting) before joining the Nigerian film industry in 1998. Rita is best known for her roles in the groundbreaking films “76”, The Meeting and Shattered for which she won several prestigious Awards. She is the only actress to have won the AMVCAs Best Actress award in both the Drama and Comedy categories.

She is also the only West African actress to have won Kenya’s Kalasha Awards. Undisputedly one of Africa’s biggest movie stars, CNN describes her as a ‘Silver screen icon’, “embodying a range of colorful characters”. Rita was just recently appointed by the Afrexim Bank to be an IATF Goodwill Ambassador. She has been the face or Ambassador of several global brands in Nigeria.

Personal life

She keeps her properties private. So far so good, we know she has just a car – Mercedes ML 350 4matic, and an apartment in a high-brow part of Lagos.

Filmography

  • Children of Terror – 1998
  • Prisoner of Love – 1999
  • My Guy – 1999
  • Face of a Liar – 1999
  • Aba Riot– 1999
  • Unforgettable – 2003
  • To Love a Thief– 2003
  • Throwing Stones– 2003
  • The Intruder – 2003
  • Street Life – 2003
  • Love You Forever – 2003
  • Lean on Me – 2003
  • Back from America – 2003
  • A Night to Remember – 2003
  • Accidental Discharge – 2003
  • Working Class Lady – 2004
  • True Romance – 2004
  • The Ingrate — 2004
  • The Faithful – 2004
  • Indecent Act – 2004
  • I Believe in You – 2004
  • Goodbye New York – 2004
  • Blood Diamonds –2004
  • Wheel of Change – 2005
  • Ultimate Crisis –  2005
  • Tricks of Women — 2005
  • The Begotten – 2005
  • Orange Groove – 2005
  • Only Love – 2005
  • Never Too Far
  • More Than Gold
  • Love Story — 2005
  • Wedding Fever — 2006
  • Unbreakable Affair – 2006
  • Total Control – 2006
  • The Humble Lion – 2006
  • Spirit of Love –2006
  • Saviour – 2006
  • Million Dollar Sisters – 2006
  • Married for Money – 2006
  • Last Offence – 2006
  • Jealous Heart –2006
  • Hidden Murderer – 2006
  • Yahoo Millionaire– 2007
  • The Next Election – 2007
  • Sleek Ladies – 2007
  • Legal War– 2007
  • Immaterial – 2007
  • Caught-Up– 2007
  • A Better Place – 2007
  • Yankee Girls– 2008
  • True Lies – 2008
  • White Waters (This film received 12 nominations at the 2008 African Movie Academy Awards, winning 4 awards, including the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound) – 2008
  • Run Away Prince – 2009
  • Saidi’s Song – 2009
  • Iyore – 2015
  • Suru L’ere – 2016
  • Mr and Mrs Chapter 2 – 2017
  • The Blindspot – 2018
  • Bound – 2018
  • Light in the Dark – 2019
  • The Big Fat Lie – 2019

Awards

  • Outstanding Actress by the City Peoples Awards – 2004
  • Best Actress by Kalasha Film Festival and Television Awards Kenya – 2012
  • 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role – 2012
  • Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actress in Supporting role English film – 2013
  • Nollywood Movies Awards for Best Actress in lead role – 2013
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Actress in Lead Role film – 2013
  • Africa International Film Festival for Special Jury Mention Award – 2013
  • Eloy Awards for the Female Producer of the Year – 2013
  • Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival awarded The Meeting as the Best Film – 2014
  • Best of Nollywood Awards awarded her as the Best Supporting Actress English Film – 2014
  • Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for the Best Actress Lead Role – 2014
  • Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for Best Actress in A Comedy – 2015
  • The Meeting was named the Best Movie Comedy by the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards – 2015
  • Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards as the Best Actress – Drama/TV Series – 2017

Nominations

  • Nominee for the Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba) at the Best of Nollywood Awards – 2009
  • Best of Nollywood Awards nominated her for the Best Actress Leading role (English) – 2010
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominated her for the Best Actress lead role – 2012
  • Ghana Movie Awards nominated her for the Best Actress – Africa Collaboration – 2013
  • Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards nominee for the Best Actress Lead Role – 2013
  • 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards nominee for the Best Actress in a Leading Role – 2013
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominated her for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role – 2014
  • ELOY Awards nominee for Movie Actress of the Year – 2014
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominated her for the Actress of the year (Nollywood) – 2015
  • Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards nominee for the Best Movie Comedy – 2015
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominated her for the Best Supporting Actress – 2016
  • Africa Movie Academy Awards nominee for Best Actress in Leading Role – 2017
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Film – 2017

Net Worth

She is one of the richest actresses in Nigeria and estimated to worth 950 million Naira.

Life Lesson from her

If you want something, go for it. Work on your passion, put in all you can and keep working hard.

Always look for ways to stay relevant in your industry. Despite the fact that Rita has been in the industry for over 20years, she is still relevant and remains one of the richest.

Social media handles

Instagram: @ritadominic

Twitter: @ritaUdominic



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