Rita Dominic

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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 Waturuocha
Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
Occupation Actress
Website
www.ritadominic.com

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha[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]

Early life[edit]

Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Waturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State.[1] She is the youngest of 4 siblings.[2] Her late parents were medical practitioners; her father was a medical doctor and her 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.

Career[edit]

Dominic started performing when she was 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.[7] She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.[3]

Filmography[edit]

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 & Segun Arinze
2003 Unforgettable
To Love a Thief with Segun Arinze
Throwing Stones with Tchidi Chikere
The Intruder with Richard Mofe-Damijo & 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 & 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 & Tchidi Chikere
Lost Paradise
Last Wedding Ann with Ramsey Nouah, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & 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 & Tchidi Chikere
2005 Wheel of Change with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Desmond Elliot
Ultimate Crisis Eno with Ini Edo & 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 & 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 & 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 with Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo & Uche Jumbo
Dancing Heart with Ramsey Nouah & Olu Jacobs
Connected Firm with Zack Orji
All I Have with Mike Ezuruonye
2007 Yahoo Millionaire Oyinda with Desmond Elliot & Uche Jumbo
The Next Election with Kanayo O. Kanayo
Sleek Ladies Cleopatra with Ini Edo
Legal War with Mike Ezuruonye & Patience Ozokwor
Immaterial
Caught-Up with Desmond Elliot
A Better Place Blossom with Desmond Elliot
2008 Yankee Girls with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & 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.[8][9]
2009 Run Away Prince
Saidi's Song Pamela

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Richest Nollywood Actresses". AllAfrica.com (AllAfrica Global Media). 26 September 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2008". African Movie Academy Award. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Africa Movie Academy Awards’ nominees take a bow in Josies". ScreenAfrica.com. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 

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