Rita Dominic

Nigerian actress

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha (born 12 July 1975) is a Nigerian actress. In 2012, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Rita Dominic in 2014


  • I respect the institution of marriage as my parents were married until death literally parted them and they had a beautiful relationship. The problem is at some point, it begins to annoy you because of how much importance people have placed on it.
    • [1] Rita Dominic on marriage.
  • I do want to marry, and I want to get it right once and for all. You know, we make such a big deal of it; we force people and put pressure on them to go in. When they eventually rush into this union, they make mistakes because they were only trying to please people.
    • [2] Rita Dominic on marriage
  • "Anjola is a very dark character, infact I remember when we were in the Basement shooting, it was so dark in there that it literally affected me, I wasn’t sleeping well. I’ll try to sleep and I’d wake up abruptly."
    • [3]Reveals how Brenda Fassie inspired her character in 'La Femme Anjola'
  • I will marry the man of my dreams and not the man society dreams for me.
    • [4] Speaking during an interview with TVC.
  • "I don’t know. I think I just really think differently from a lot of people. I don’t know. What I mean by that is there are certain things I don’t let get to me".
    • [5]Speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude.
  • "I play Ada, a heavily burdened house wife on a mission to finding fulfilment in her five-year-old marriage. She becomes increasingly desperate and takes a path uncommon to many to fulfil her quest."
    • [6]Her role in the film One Room (2 July 2016)
  • "The story and the role are different from anything I’ve done."
    • [7]Her reason for choosing to act in the movie One Room (July 2016)
  • "She’s delightful to work with and is very clear with her directions. As a producer, she is very organised. We have very few ‘actor’s directors’ in this industry and she’s one of the very few."
    • [8]Her experience working with Blessing Egbe (2016)
  • "I’ve featured in a lot of other people’s films aside from mine but over a decade ago, I started being choosy of the kind of movies I feature in. I wanted to go for more challenging roles. I want to play more of an outside the box role that stretches my character."
    • [9]Explaining her absence in regular Nollywood movies (4 December 2021)
  • "Let me say that I like to work on movies that would be seen internationally. It can be a Nollywood that would be globally accepted."
    • [10] Aims at international value (December 2021)
  • "I won’t say slowing down, it’s about being more intentional about the kind of job you want to be identified with. Because I feel like after being in Nollywood for over two decades, you want to do certain roles that are very challenging outside your norm, stretching yourself."
    • [11] Debunking that the new crop of actresses in Nollywood form any form of challenge to her (2021)
  • "I don’t know, all I know is that I just try to do the best I can as a producer and an actor."

[12]Aims at international value (2021). [[Category:#Wikiactivate]]

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