Rita Edochie is a popular Nigerian actress and television personality.
She was born in Onitsha, Anambra State. She had her up-bringing in Onitsha by her uncle, Mr. Okaka from childhood.
Rita Edochie is the wife of Tony Edochie, the younger brother of the Nollywood veteran, Chief Pete Edochie.
Rita had primary and secondary education in Onitsha in Anambra State where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively. She later went to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State for her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication in 1990. Upon graduation, she worked briefly as a radio presenter with the Anambra State Broadcasting service before settling down as a full time actress from 1997 till date.
Her Acting Career
Rita Edochie kick-started her acting career with the Nigerian Movie industry in 1997. She has acted in over 200 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies include Across the Bridge, Circles of Lives, First Commandant, The Storm, Abuja Boys, Tears and Sorrows, A Mother’s Pride, Mama Oyoyo, Waterloo, Floating Feelings, No More War among others.
Rita is an actress widely known to cry and plays motherly roles in most movies. She acts alongside the big stars in the industry like Ken Erics, Clement Ohamemeze, Ngozi Ezeonu, Kenneth Okolie, Zubby Michael and others.
She is gifted, skillful and exceptionally talented in interpreting movie roles. She can as well play any role assigned her in the industry.
Rita Edochie in her years of acting has earned a number of awards as:
- Best actress in a supporting roles at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- Most promising actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- Best actress in a leading role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Rita is said to be in good relationship with Pete Edochie, the elder brother of her husband and a mentor. Her passion for acting and brilliant performances in acting further cement their relationship.
She has been married with children to Tony Edochie for over three decades now without any scandal.
Her Net Worth
Rita Edochie is a successful Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $450,000 dollars.