Rita Dominic

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha // (listen) (born 12 July 1975)[1][2] is a Nigerian actress.[3][4] In 2012, Rita Dominic won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.[5][6]

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

(1975-07-12) 12 July 1975 (age 47)
Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
EducationUniversity of Port Harcourt (BA in Theatre Arts)
OccupationActress
Years active1998- till date
Spouse
Fidelis Anosike
(m. 2022)
Awards2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Early lifeEdit

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.[7]

Dominic is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State.[1] Rita Dominic 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. 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.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

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.[9]

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.[10][1]

In November 2022, Rita Dominic held her white wedding with Fidelis Anosike in England, in attendance were Kate Henshaw, Chioma Chukwuka and others[11]

CareerEdit

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.[2] 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.[12] Rita Dominic won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress.[13] Rita Dominic has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.[4]

FilmographyEdit

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 with Hanks Anuku
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
Joshua
Guys on the Line with Stephanie Okereke
Face of Africa Tracey
Desperate Billionaire with Kanayo O. Kanayo and Ini Edo
C.I.D
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[14] 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
Immaterial
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.[15][16]
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[17] Akara seller Cameo
'76 Suzy
2018 The Women
Bound Chinenye
2017 Mr & Mrs: Chapter Two Sharon
Desecration Linda Bruce
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

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 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[18] 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 [19] Won
Best Movie Comedy[20] 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[21] 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[22] Best Overall Movie Pending

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Olabode, Bolaji (1 January 2022). "New Year: Omotola, others react as Rita Dominic shares picture of her man". Kemi Filani News. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Rita n African Princess". Newstime Africa. Kent, UK. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  5. ^ Opurum, Nkechi (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic wins best actress". Daily Times. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  6. ^ Alonge, Osagie (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic, Majid Michel win big at AMAA 2012". Nigerian Entertainment. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Rita Dominic". IMDb. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  8. ^ Adesina, Michael (12 July 2020). "Veteran Nollywood actress Rita Dominic clocks 45". PM News Nigeria. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Rita Dominic makes case for another rape victim". Vanguard News. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  10. ^ "Rita Dominic Steps Out in Style at Her Traditional Wedding". News About Nigeria. 19 April 2022.
  11. ^ Nwafor (26 November 2022). "Fidelis Anosike and Rita Dominic's white wedding holds today". Vanguard News. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  12. ^ "Rita Dominic: Biography, age, husband, net worth, movies and more". NewsWireNGR. 11 May 2022. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  13. ^ "Richest Nollywood Actresses". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  14. ^ tvceadmin (28 May 2019). "Girls Cot: 13-years after, Uche Jombo, Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo hold reunion". PURE ENTERTAINMENT. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  15. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2008". African Movie Academy Award. Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  16. ^ "Africa Movie Academy Awards' nominees take a bow in Josies". ScreenAfrica.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  17. ^ ""Suru L'ere" Mildred Okwo, Rita Dominic's film to premiere nationwide on February 12". Pulse.ng. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  19. ^ Chidumga, Izuzu. "Pulse Nigeria". www.pulseng.com.
  20. ^ "AMVCA Full List Of Winners". Channels Television. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  21. ^ "FULL LIST: '76 emerges biggest winner of Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards 2017". TheCable Lifestyle. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  22. ^ "2022 Africa Magic Awards Nominees don land- See who dey list". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 26 March 2022.

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