Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha // (listen) (born 12 July 1975) is a Nigerian actress. In 2012, Rita Dominic won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha
12 July 1975
|Education||University of Port Harcourt (BA in Theatre Arts)|
|Years active||1998- till date|
|Awards||2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role|
Rita Dominic is a multiple award-winning Nollywood actress, producer, model, television personality, investor, a philanthropist and co-founder of the Audrey Silva Company. She has been regarded as one of the best industrious actress in Nollywood and also one of the highest-paid actresses in Nigeria. Rita Dominic is currently a GLO Ambassador and the CEO of Rita Dominic Productions.
Dominic is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. Rita Dominic is the youngest of four children. Her late parents were health care professionals, her father was a medical doctor and mother a nursing officer. 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.
In 2019, Dominic, via her Instagram page, called for the prosecution of 28-year-old Idris Ebiloma. Dominic accused Ebiloma of raping 15-month year old Khloe, on 31 August 2016 at the victim's home in Asokoro, Abuja.
On 5 April 2022, Dominic announced her engagement to Daily Times publisher, Fidelis Anosike, for the marriage slated for 18 and 19 April. On 19 April 2022, Dominic and Anosike did their traditional wedding in Imo State, Rita Dominic's state of origin.
Rita 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. Over the years. She produced a lot of movies. The therapist, light in the dark, bound, the blindspot and Desecration. Over the years, she has gotten a number of honours. She also won the top actress in a movie titled" The meeting" in the Year 2013 and 2017. She won the best actress in Tv series. Rita Dominic won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress. Rita Dominic has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.
|1998||Children of Terror|
|1999||Prisoner of Love|
|Face of a Liar||with Stella Damasus-Aboderin|
|Aba Riot||with Olu Jacobs and Segun Arinze|
|To Love a Thief||with Segun Arinze|
|Throwing Stones||with Tchidi Chikere|
|The Intruder||with Richard Mofe Damijo and Stella Damasus-Aboderin|
|Love You Forever|
|Lean on Me||with Segun Arinze|
|Back from America|
|A Night to Remember|
|Accidental Discharge||with Hanks Anuku|
|2004||Working Class Lady||with Stephanie Okereke|
|True Romance||with Richard Mofe Damijo and Desmond Elliot|
|The Faithful||with Desmond Elliot|
|Singles & Married|
|Schemers: Bad Babes|
|Nights of Riot|
|Love After Love||with Patience Ozokwor and Tchidi Chikere|
|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|
|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|
|Queen of My Heart|
|Orange Groove||with Desmond Elliot|
|Only Love||with Ini Edo and Olu Jacobs|
|Never Too Far|
|More Than Gold||Juliet|
|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|
|Unbreakable Affair||with Desmond Elliot|
|Total Control||Annabel||with Kanayo O. Kanayo|
|The Humble Lion||with Patience Ozokwor|
|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|
|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 Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008, winning 4 awards, |
including the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
|2009||Run Away Prince|
|2015||Iyore||Osarugwe||with Joseph Benjamin, Okawa Shaznay, Yemi Blaq, Paul Obazele & Bukky Wright.|
|2016||Suru L'ere||Akara seller||Cameo|
|2017||Mr & Mrs: Chapter Two||Sharon|
|2019||Light In The Dark||Jumoke||with Joke Silva, Ngozi Nwosu, Bimbo Ademoye, Kiki Omeili, Kalu Ikeagwu, & Mannie.|
|2021||La Femme Anjola||Anjola||with Nonso Bassey|
|The Therapist||with Michelle Dede and Toyin Abraham|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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||Nominated|
|8th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress In a Leading Role||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||Nominated|
|2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress Lead Role||Nominated|
|2013 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress in lead role||The Meeting||Won|
|2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress in Lead Role film||Won|
|9th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress In a Leading Role||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||Won|
|2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress Lead Role||Iyore||Won|
|ELOY Awards||Movie Actress of the Year||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 ||Won|
|Best Movie Comedy||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|
|2021||Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||La Femme Anjola||Nominated|
|2022||Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards||Best Overall Movie||Pending|
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