Rita Dominic: Age, Career, Why She’s Still Single?

Nigerian Actresses
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Rita Dominic has been lauded by The Guardian as the Nicole Kidman of Nigeria’s Nollywood. The starlet who is known for her virtuoso and charm has won the hearts of many Nigerians with her ability to project an aggressive, vengeful female persona, whereas her alter-ego is the charismatic, sensitive lover whose on-stage performance always creates chemistry with her partner.

Few actresses have the knack for making such impressive multi-roles. She maintains a private life, in spite of the speculations of many controversies. Rita has starred in over 100 Nollywood movies, one being the critically acclaimed Iyore “The Return: Life afterlife”.  Here is everything you need to know about her.

Rita Dominic: Age and early life

Rita Dominic was born in Mbaise, Imo State, in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria on July 12, 1975. She hails from the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area. Her father worked as a medical doctor while her mother worked as a nursing officer. Rita is the last child in a family of four.

She had her secondary education at the Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, before proceeding to the University of Port Harcourt where she obtained a BA Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999.

Rita Dominic is 44 years old.

Rita Dominic: Career

Rita’s first movie was in 1998 when she starred in the film “Time to Kill”. Before then, the only acting experience on her CV was the drama appearances in her local church in Mbaise. Rita appeared in another movie titled “Children of Terror” in the same year and quickly settled for the screen job full time.

In 1999, she was already a force as she appeared alongside Stella Damascus-Aboderin in the film “Face of a Liar”. She also played a role in the film “Aba Riot” alongside Segun Arinze and veteran actor Olu Jacobs.

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The fine boys of the 2000s appeared and Rita started playing the role of a powerful love interest. One could easily count how many times she dated and married stars like Ramsey Nouah, Emeka Ike, Jim Iyke in films. She also teamed up beautifully well with her female colleagues.

During the rebirth of Nollywood that ushered in the new phase of box office films, Rita’s true talent was unlocked. With her over a decade of experience as an actress, she became a producer, writer, director; Rita came with so much energy and content.

She received praise for her role in the thriller film “The Meeting” which had actors like Chinedu Ikedieze, Linda Ejiofor, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Kate Henshaw. Commercially, the film was a success and Rita went deep into her creative archive to bring out more contents.

She appeared in the drama film “Iyore” alongside Joseph Benjamin. Rita made headlines in her film “76” a historical fiction drama film alongside actors like Chidi Mokeme and Ramsey Nouah. With the deft portrayal of the characters she has played over the years, Rita has been nominated in various industry awards and she has won a quite number of them. Rita 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.

Outside her numerous acting credits, Rita Dominic is a brand ambassador of some top Nigerian brands. She has been consistent since her acting debut and there are indications that she will continue in this acting business even until her 70.

Why She’s Still Single?

The best way to talk about the marital status of celebrities is to avoid the topic completely, but since you guys won’t stop bugging Google with questions about their (non-existing) spouses, we are in a small pressure to provide answers. Or speculate.

Is Rita Dominic truly single as in without a man in her life? We do not know of any man which will only mean two things, one Rita Dominic is single, or, two, Rita is in a secret relationship. Many have gone as far as to allege that she is a lesbian, however, the actress has debunked those rumors as she has revealed that her sexuality is straight. And we have no reason to doubt her.

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Why then is she still unmarried? Rita Dominic is not in a rush. Lateness is allowed. The actress is waiting for the idol to her idolatry. In an interview with Pulse Nigeria, she said that “I will marry the man of my dreams and not the man society dreams for me.” This statement should end all the questions about her marriage and tell anyone that at the right and better circumstances she would do it. Anyone should understand. Not Nigerians.

Rita Dominic: Net worth

Rita was born into a rich home and it never made her lazy not to work hard for herself. It is claimed that she has a net worth of 950 million naira. She has a great taste for fashion and she’s not in Nigeria attending social events, she is spending quality time with her siblings in Australia.

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