Rita Dominic at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria, March 2014
Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha
July 12, 1975 (age 43)
|Alma mater||University of Port Harcourt (BA in Theatre Arts)|
Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. She is the youngest of four siblings. Her late parents were medical practitioners, her father was a medical doctor and her 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.
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. She won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress. She 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|
|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 African 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|
Awards and nominations
|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||Shattered||Nominated|
|8th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress In a Leading Role||Shattered||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||Finding Mercy||Nominated|
|2013 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress Lead Role||Finding Mercy||Nominated|
|2013 Nollywood Movies Awards||Best Actress in lead role||The Meeting||Won|
|2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Actress in Lead Role film||The Meeting||Won|
|9th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Actress In a Leading Role||The Meeting||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||The Meeting||Won|
|2014 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards||Best Actress Lead Role||Iyore||Won|
|ELOY Awards||Movie Actress of the Year||Iyore||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 ||The Meeting||Won|
|Best Movie Comedy||The Meeting||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|
- Rita Dominic, Official Website - Profile
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- "Rita n African Princess". Newstime Africa. Kent, UK. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- Opurum, Nkechi (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic wins best actress". Daily Times. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Alonge, Osagie (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic, Majid Michel win big at AMAA 2012". Nigerian Entertainment. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- 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.
- "Richest Nollywood Actresses". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. 26 September 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- "AMAA Nominees and Winners 2008". African Movie Academy Award. Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- "Africa Movie Academy Awards' nominees take a bow in Josies". ScreenAfrica.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
- ""Suru L'ere" Mildred Okwo, Rita Dominic's film to premiere nationwide on February 12". Pulse.ng. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- Chidumga, Izuzu. "Pulse Nigeria". www.pulseng.com.
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