Rita Dominic at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria, March 2014
|Born||Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha
July 12, 1975 (age 42)
Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
|Alma mater||University of Port Harcourt
(BA in Theatre Arts)
Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Waturuocha 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. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
- “Africa Movie Academy Awards’ nominees take a bow in Josies”. ScreenAfrica.com. 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.
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