Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha, born on July 12, 1975, is a renowned Nigerian actress, entrepreneur, and media personality. With a career spanning over two decades, Rita Dominic has captivated audiences with her extraordinary talent and unwavering dedication to the Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood. Not only has she gained immense love from viewers for her exceptional performances, but she has also played a pivotal role in elevating Nigerian cinema to new heights in the world of entertainment.
Early Life and Education:
Rita Dominic was born in Mbaise LGA of Imo State, Nigeria, into the esteemed Royal Nwaturuocha Family of Aboh. She is the youngest of four children. Her parents, who have since passed away, were professionals in the health sector, with her father being a medical doctor and her mother a nursing officer. Rita attended the prestigious Federal Government College in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, for her secondary education. Following her graduation, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, graduating in 1999.
Rita Dominic’s journey in the world of entertainment began during her childhood, where she actively participated in school plays and children’s television shows in Imo State. She made her debut in the movie “A Time to Kill” in 1998, marking the start of her remarkable career. Just six years later, in 2004, she received the City People Awards for Most Outstanding Actress, solidifying her position as a talented performer. With over 100 Nollywood movies to her credit, often portraying lead roles, Rita Dominic has become one of the most decorated actresses in Nollywood.
Throughout her career, she has received numerous accolades, including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2012. Other notable awards include the Kalasha Film Festival and Television Awards in Kenya, the Best of Nollywood Awards, the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and the Africa International Film Festival, among others. Her outstanding contributions to the industry led to her being recognized as the Female Producer of the Year at the ELOY AWARDS in 2013.
Rita Dominic recently tied the knot with Fidelis Anosike, a 55-year-old businessman, entrepreneur, graphic artist, and media tycoon. Fidelis Anosike, the founder of the Folio Media Group, has made significant contributions to the Nigerian media landscape. The couple officially announced their decision to marry in April 2022, following a glamorous traditional wedding ceremony attended by numerous Nollywood stars. Although Rita Dominic does not have children of her own yet, she has expressed her desire to start a family in the future.
As one of the most revered and highest-paid actresses in Nollywood, Rita Dominic has accumulated an estimated net worth of $6 million. Her success both on-screen and as a businesswoman, including her role as a GLO Ambassador and CEO of Rita Dominic Productions, has contributed to her impressive financial status.
Rita Dominic’s remarkable talent, dedication, and contributions to the Nigerian movie industry have solidified her status as an iconic figure in Nollywood. From her humble beginnings to becoming a household name, she has inspired and entertained audiences for over two decades. As she continues to shine on the silver screen and make strides in her entrepreneurial endeavors, Rita Dominic remains a true trailblazer, paving the way for future generations of Nigerian actors and actresses.