Rita Dominic

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha (born 12 July 1975)[1][2] is a Nigerian actress.[3] In 2012, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[4][5]

Rita Dominic
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Rita Dominic at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria, March 2014
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha

12 July 1975 (1975-07-12) (age 45)
Alma materUniversity of Port Harcourt (BA in Theatre Arts)

Early lifeEdit

Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State.[1] She is the youngest of four children.[2] Her late parents were health care professionals, her father was a medical doctor and mother a nursing officer.[6] Dominic attended the prestigious Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, before heading to the University of Port Harcourt, where she graduated with a BA (Honours) Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999.

Personal lifeEdit

Rita, in 2019, via her Instagram page called for the prosecution of one 28 years old Idris Ebiloma who she accused of raping a year and three months old miss Khloe, a sad even which took place on the 31st of August 2016 at the victim's home in Asokoro, Abuja. [7]


Dominic started performing as a child, appearing in school plays and children's television shows in Imo State. In 1998, she starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill.[2] She won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress.[8] She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.[3]


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Children of Terror
1999 Prisoner of Love
My Guy
Face of a Liar with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Aba Riot with Olu Jacobs and Segun Arinze
2003 Unforgettable
To Love a Thief with Segun Arinze
Throwing Stones with Tchidi Chikere
The Intruder with Richard Mofe Damijo and Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Street Life
Love You Forever
Lean on Me with Segun Arinze
Back from America
A Night to Remember
Accidental Discharge
2004 Working Class Lady with Stephanie Okereke
True Romance with Richard Mofe Damijo and Desmond Elliot
The Ingrate
The Faithful with Desmond Elliot
Sweet Love
Singles & Married
Schemers: Bad Babes
Nights of Riot
Love Temple
Love After Love with Patience Ozokwor and Tchidi Chikere
Lost Paradise
Last Wedding Ann with Ramsey Nouah, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Joke Silva
Indecent Act with Richard Mofe Damijo
I Believe in You with Richard Mofe Damijo
Goodbye New York with Genevieve Nnaji
Blood Diamonds
All My Life with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Zack Orji and Tchidi Chikere
2005 Wheel of Change with Stella Damasus-Aboderin and Desmond Elliot
Ultimate Crisis Eno with Ini Edo and Olu Jacobs
Tricks of Women
The Begotten with Ini Edo
Suicide Lovers
Queen of My Heart
Orange Groove with Desmond Elliot
Only Love with Ini Edo and Olu Jacobs
Never Too Far
More Than Gold Juliet
Love Story
Last Game with Ini Edo
Kill the Bride with Mike Ezuruonye
Guys on the Line with Stephanie Okereke
Face of Africa Tracey
Desperate Billionaire with Kanayo O. Kanayo and Ini Edo
Bless Me with Mike Ezuruonye
2 Face with Desmond Elliot
2006 Wedding Fever
Unbreakable Affair with Desmond Elliot
Total Control Annabel with Kanayo O. Kanayo
The Humble Lion with Patience Ozokwor
Sweet Sound
Spirit of Love
Show Girls: Face of Africa 3 Tracey
Saviour with Chioma Chukwuka
Million Dollar Sisters with Kanayo O. Kanayo
Married for Money with Mike Ezuruonye
Last Offence with Mike Ezuruonye
Jealous Heart
Hidden Murderer with Desmond Elliot
Girls Cot with Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and Uche Jumbo
Dancing Heart with Ramsey Nouah and Olu Jacobs
Connected Firm with Zack Orji
All I Have with Mike Ezuruonye
2007 Yahoo Millionaire Oyinda with Desmond Elliot and Uche Jumbo
The Next Election with Kanayo O. Kanayo
Sleek Ladies Cleopatra with Ini Edo
Legal War with Mike Ezuruonye and Patience Ozokwor
Caught-Up with Desmond Elliot
A Better Place Blossom with Desmond Elliot
2008 Yankee Girls with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Stella Damasus-Aboderin
True Lies Nicole with Zack Orji
White Waters This film received 12 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008, winning 4 awards,
including the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.[9][10]
2009 Run Away Prince
Saidi's Song Pamela
2015 Iyore Osarugwe with Joseph Benjamin, Okawa Shaznay, Yemi Blaq, Paul Obazele & Bukky Wright.
2016 Suru L'ere[11] Akara seller Cameo
2021 La Femme Anjola Anjola with Nonso Bassey
The Therapist with Michelle Dede and Toyin Abraham

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Prize Work Result
2004 City Peoples Awards Outstanding Actress Won
2009 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress Leading Role (Yoruba) Nominated
2010 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress Leading role (English) The Maiden Nominated
2012 Kalasha Film Festival and Television Awards Kenya Best Actress Shattered Won
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress lead role Shattered Nominated
8th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress In a Leading Role Shattered Won
2013 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress In Supporting role English film Finding Mercy Won
2013 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress - Africa Collaboration Finding Mercy Nominated
2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Lead Role Finding Mercy Nominated
2013 Nollywood Movies Awards Best Actress in lead role The Meeting Won
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress in Lead Role film The Meeting Won
9th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress In a Leading Role The Meeting Nominated
Africa International Film Festival Special Jury Mention Award Won
ELOY AWARDS Female Producer of The Year The Meeting Won
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Actress In A Supporting Role Finding Mercy Nominated
Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival Best Film The Meeting Won
2014 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress English Film The Meeting Won
2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards Best Actress Lead Role Iyore Won
ELOY Awards[12] Movie Actress of the Year Iyore Nominated
2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards New Era Award The Meeting Won
2015 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress In A Comedy [13] The Meeting Won
Best Movie Comedy The Meeting Won
Best Actress in Drama/TV Series Iyore Nominated
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Actress of the year (nollywood) The Meeting Nominated
2016 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Supporting Actress Surulere Nominated
2017 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actress - Drama/TV Series 76 Won
Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress In Leading Role Nominated
2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Lead Actress In A Film Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Rita Dominic, Official Website - Profile
  2. ^ a b c Njoku, Benjamin (22 March 2008). "I Can Act Nude If... Says Rita Dominic". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Rita n African Princess". Newstime Africa. Kent, UK. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  4. ^ Opurum, Nkechi (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic wins best actress". Daily Times. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  5. ^ Alonge, Osagie (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic, Majid Michel win big at AMAA 2012". Nigerian Entertainment. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  6. ^ Orivri, Hope Afoke (3 May 2009). "So sad! My parents are not witnesses to my success story - Rita Dominic". Nigerian Compass. Ogun State, Nigeria. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Rita Dominic makes case for another rape victim". Vanguard News. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Richest Nollywood Actresses". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  9. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2008". African Movie Academy Award. Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Africa Movie Academy Awards' nominees take a bow in Josies". ScreenAfrica.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  11. ^ ""Suru L'ere" Mildred Okwo, Rita Dominic's film to premiere nationwide on February 12". Pulse.ng. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  13. ^ Chidumga, Izuzu. "Pulse Nigeria". www.pulseng.com.

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