Rita hails from Delta State in south southern Nigeria, her date and place of birth not known.
Rita Edward had her primary and secondary education respectively. She later went to the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) School and learnt the art of presentation and public speaking.
She also did one year training with Open Eye production run by her acting coach and mentor, Ifeoma Fafunwa. Rita was later certified through the British Council Master class workshop.
Rita admitted that she used to be a very timid and conscious child, a clear departure from her adulthood. She also loved reading a lot and her older siblings always gave her books as birthday gift.
Her Acting Career
Rita was introduced into acting through her younger sister who was her motivating factor in 2010, when she literally dragged her to her first audition.
Rita amazingly featured in her first movie, “Aina” after series of auditions, a short film produced and directed by Olamide Maarore.
She has so far starred in several Nollywood movies and tv series including:
• The Arrangement
• 93 minutes
• The Johnsons
• Gidi Up among numerous others.
Rita has also featured in the world class plays like Hear Word, The V Monologues, Baba Segi’s Wives, What men want, Okonkwo’s Inquest and several voice over.
Rita Edward revealed that her most challenging role was in the movie, ‘Misfit’ when she had to depict the role of a retarded woman who had a lisp. She had to take her time to study how someone of such a nature would behave and be able to pull it off believably.
His Role Models
Rita Edward cited top Nollywood celebrities like Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Bimbo Akintola, Joke Silva and her own mother as her role models for their epitome of models.
Rita is into other passions like radio dramas/jingles or radio advertisements (jingles) and resource management.
The Nollywood superstar likes reading books, movies, learning and making friends. She however dislikes gossip, unkind and lousy people. Rita maintained she is an easygoing person who believes in doing the best she can at every point in time.
Rita said that her own philosophy of life is to take each day at a time and always be thankful no matter what.
The highly creative and talented star commends Nollywood, saying the industry is breaking barriers and excelling despite what it is facing.
Rita Edward concluded by advising the youths to be thankful to God for each single day saying that no road is ever easy and enjoined them to stay determined, focused and watch doors open eventually.
Her Personal Life
Rita Dominic is not yet married. She revealed she needs a man who is intelligent, compassionate and kind person.
Her Net Worth
Rita Edward is a rare talent in Nollywood, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $400,000 dollars.