She was born on July 12, 1975 in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State of Nigeria. Her father was a medical doctor and mother a nurse with both parents in the medical field. She is the last born of 4 children.
Rita Dominic had her elementary and secondary education in Ikot Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria and later proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where she bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in 1999.
She has won many awards and endorsements to her credit.
- In 2012, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
- She has also received 6 nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards and won the award for the category Achievement In Make-Up.
An epitome of beauty, Rita is one of the highest paid Nollywood actresses in the movie industry and for about 14 years of her acting, she has many admirers and fans because of her display of talents.
There is something magnetic about this lady which continues to win for men and women. Her eloquence, skills in acting, sparkling eyes and pointed lips give her good look and respect wherever she goes. Her skills are continue to remain a source of inspiration to her numerous viewers in many ways.
Many things have been said about this lady.
In 2014, there was this rumour that Rita was having an affair with Benin Republic actor Ella Martins. This was dismissed as false and baseless as she only acted well in the movie titled “Last Wedding and Girls Cat”
In 2015, another rumour surrounded the award winning actress was that she was into a serious relationship with Michelle Dede, a German born Nollywood actor and TV producer. This rumour was later found out to be unfounded and baseless too.
Rita also denied a rumour that she was a lesbian saying she only acted brilliantly well in the movie that generated star and wondered why people are found of carrying an unverifiable or unimaginable rumours.
Though not married, she has played the role of a married woman in most Nollywood movies creditably well and this also made people to rumour or believe that she was getting ready to marry then. However, the rumour mongers were disappointed when this great expectation was not forth coming.
The question is why these incessant rumour of marriage about this lady, Rita? Perhaps as a beautiful young, talented and rich lady loved and admired by her fans, they have been worried that she should at least get married since society places value on it.
Again, when you are at the ripe age of marriage, you are not married, especially in African states, you are not complete no matter your wealth.
But one remarkable thing about Rita Dominic is that, inspite of the pressure from family and friends, she believes she has her own life to live. According to her, women should not be forced into marriage because of age or men seriously looking for them, rather, women should be given the right to take decision on their own.
Rita Dominic has salient attributes worth mentioning. They are
- She speaks Igbo, English and Yoruba fluently
- She likes meeting and making friends
- Her wider dream is to move beyond Nollywood to Hollywood.
- She is courageous inspite of rumour mongering that surrounded her.
- She exercises daily for at least 2 hours according to her to maintain her body status. No wonder, she looks radiant and younger everyday.
- She likes reading, watching films, singing and acting.
- Lastly, she likes spending quality time with family and friends when not busy.
- She is cheerful, radiant, caring and loving lady.
Her Net Worth
Rita’s net worth is about N700,000,000 (Seven Hundred Million Naira).
Rita Dominic strong determination to succeed inspite of all odds of life galvanized her into the corridor of success and this platform created by her should be seen by upcoming young Nigerian girls especially, as a source of inspiration and motivation to succeed in life.