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Rita Dominic

Date of Birth | July 12, 1975 (46 years)

Actor - Producer

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Rita Dominic is a multiple award winning Nigerian Television, Film Producer and Actress. She came into limelight in the 1998 Basorge Tariah’s film, “My Guy”. In 2016, she starred in the internationally acclaimed film “ ’76”, for which she won the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at 2017 African Magic Viewers Choice Award. In that same year, she was featured on CNN’s African Voices

Born Rita Uchenna Nkemdili Dominic Waturuocha on July 12, 1975 in Owerri, Imo State. She is the last child of four siblings and also a member of the royal Waturuocha family in Aboh-Mbaise region of Imo State. Her late parents were medical practitioners. She attended the Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria and proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater Arts.

She began performing at the age of 5, entertaining family members and friends; participating in school plays and appearing in television programmes for children in Imo State. With support from her parents who noticed her artistic traits at a young age, Rita’s successful career began long before she came to flood TV screens and Cinemas across the globe. In 1998, she made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film, My Guy. In 1999, she starred in “Face of A Liar”, “Aba Riot”, “The Fugitive” and “Prisoner of Love”. She relocated to London afterwards and returned in 2003 to stare in Chico Ejiro’s film, “Love You Forever”. From 2003 to 2010, Rita starred in films such as “Unforgettable”, “To Love A Thief”, “The Intruder”, “Break-Up”, “A Night To Remember”, “Accidental Discharge”, “Singles And Married”, “Schemers: Bad Babes”, “Back From America”, “Indecent Act”, “Playboy”, “Ultimate Crisis”, “Orange Groove”, “Good Bye New York”, “All My Life”, “Girls Cot”, “Guys On The Line”, “Desperate Billionaire”, “Face Of Africa”, “Kill The Bride”, “More Than Gold”, “2 Face”, “Total Control”, “Wedding Fever”, “Jealous Heart”, “The Next Election”, “All I Have”, “Sleek Ladies”, “Legal War”, “Immaterial”, “Caught-Up”, “A Better Place”, “Yankee Girls”, “True Lies”, “White Waters”.
In 2010, she starred in Chike Kani Omo’s film, “Saidi’s Song” and in 2011; she starred in Gilbert Lukalia’s film “Shattered”. In 2012, Rita Dominic produced and starred in the romantic comedy film, “The Meeting”, her debut as a film producer, under The Audrey Silva Company, a film and TV Production Company she co-founded with Film Producer/Director, Mildred Okwo. The film was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and positive accolades from film critics. In 2014, she appeared in a cameo role in her sophomore debut as a producer in the film “Surul’ere”. In that same year, she starred in Frank Rajah Arase’s film “Iyore”. In 2016, she starred in Izu Ojukwu’s film “ ’76”. In 2017, Rita Dominic produced her third film, “The Guest”.

Rita Dominic is single. She is fluent in English and Igbo Languages; and has basic proficiency in Yoruba Language. Besides her publicized love affair with Aquilla Njamah, there has been rumour of alleged romance with actor Jim Iyke and Nigerian born footballer, John Mikel Obi. She is also brand ambassador for Zaron Cosmetics, Flat Tummy. Ng Weight Loss Tea, and Canadian Luxury Hair Brand, BK Unique Hair.
Twitter: @ritaUdominic
Instagram: @ritadominic
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