Rita Dominic

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha fondly known as ReeDee and the queen of zamunda is a Nigerian actress who has been active in the movie industry for almost two decades.

She was born on the 12th of July 1975 in her place of origin Abo Mbaise, Imo state, eastern Nigeria to a royal family.

Her mother was a nurse and her father, a medical doctor; both are now deceased. She has three elder siblings. ReeDee as she is fondly called by her colleagues and friends attended the federal government college, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state then went ahead to the university of Port Harcourt to study theater art and graduated in 1999.

Rita Dominic

Nigerian Actress; Rita Dominic – Photo Source: http://www.broadwaytv.tv

The fourty two years old actress who is endowed with talent and beauty started exhibiting traits of becoming an artist as a child. She performed in school plays and grew up with a passion for stage.

She began to act professionally in 1998 and has currently starred in over one hundred Nollywood movies and has collaborated with producer Mildred Okwo and award winning screen writer Tunde Babalola to produce her own movies under the company Audrey Silva which she co owns.

Her first self produced movie “The meeting” released in 2012 won several accolades in Nigeria and was a successful movie.

It starred Kate Henshaw, Femi Jacob, Linda Ejiofor, Jide Kosoko, Chinedu Ikedezie and her beautiful self. It told a story of love, corruption and tribalism that eats deep into the Nigerian society.

It received six nominations at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards and eleven nominations at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards.

Other movies she has co produced are “Surulere” in 2015 and the “Guardian” in 2017.
Rita is a thespian, a fond loving professional who is best friends with fellow actresses Michelle Dede and Thelma Okoduwa ojiji.

She is one of the most revered actresses in the industry who values her private life and keeps it out of the public eye.

The queen of zamunda is a fashion icon, an elegant dresser who oozes of class, she is a head turner at events and has maintained this from the onset of her career, at a time when some of her colleagues where battling style.

She has remained at the top of her fashion game as a trendsetter and fashion enthusiast. Her role model in style is her late mother, she is mostly styled by Yummie Ogbebor as well as other celebrity stylists.

Rita is one of the Nigerian celebrities to be endorsed by CNN. She was featured on CNN African Voices where she talked about her acting career, her company The Audrey Silva Company and other pertaining issues.

She has an endless list of work but few will be listed, her filmography includes Prisoner of love (1998), Face of a liar (1999), The Intruder (1999), SBA Riot (1999), Street life (2003), The Ingrate (2003), Lean On Me (2003), Accidental Discharge (2003), Lost Paradise (2004), I believe in you (2004), Indecent Act (2004), All my life (2004), Orange groove (2005), Wheel of Change (2005), Never too far (2005), Only Love (2005), Total Control (2006), Married for money (2006), Spirit of love (2006), Saviour (2006), Legal war (2007), Yankee girls (2007), A better place (2007), White waters (2008), Run Away Prince (2009), The meeting (2012), Finding mercy (2013), Iyore (2015), Surulere (2016), 76 (2016).

The Audrey Silva Company

TASC is a leading entertainment company, a film production company co-founded by Rita Dominic and Nollywood producer Mildred Okwo in 2010 with the aim of boosting new talents and actors.

TASC produced and distributed “The Meeting” in 2012, “Surulere” in 2015, “The Guardian” in 2017 and is set to launch a new Television series titled “Sun Country Bank”.

Endorsements And Net Worth

ReeDee is unarguably one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential on screen divas in Nigeria and Africa. The fashion enthusiast has several endorsements deals to boost her profile and brand as one of the oldest Nollywood actors.

She is an ambassador for flat tummy tea, a herbal tea that aids weight loss, A feat she announced by her Instagram page “I am excited to sign as the new face of flat tummy tea Nigeria.

The tea is definitely a welcome addition to my fitness regime”. she is also an ambassador for Zaron, an indigenous beauty and cosmetic line.

Nigeria’s telecommunications company Globacom also had Rita as one of its ambassadors for a durable period. She has also been endorsed as a brand representative of Bk unique hair, a luxury brand hair company based in Canada.

Former bank PHB, now Keystone bank endorsed Rita a few years ago as its ambassador in a bid to empower women by encouraging them to make basic financial decisions.

The actress who is a proud owner of landed properties and luxury cars is worth about Nine hundred and fifty million naira.

Charity

While dispensing her duties as an ambassador for zaron cosmetics, she took part in the “Hunger Free Day” initiative aimed at feeding deprived communities in and expressing love to them by entertaining them with music and gifts. When Nigeria turned fifty, Rita was invited to Kenya as a special guest of the Nigerian Embassy in recognition of her contributions to the film industry in Africa.

She took part in a charity walk organized by the wife of the kenyan minister to raise awareness funds for the Kenyan Paraplegic Organization.

The proceeds of sales of BK hair of which she is an ambassador are donated towards cancer research and to cancer patients undergoing treatment.

Controversy

The queen of Zamunda who is single and has maintained a scandal free profile in the industry. She has romantically linked with international football star Mikel Obi and co actor Jim Iyke in the past.

She has graced the cover of many magazines and recently the “Schick” magazine where she disclosed that societal pressure on being single at fourty two sometimes gets to her but she believes she will settle down when the time is right and she admits that she is ready for motherhood.

Nomination

Best of Nollywood Awards 2009: Best Actress in a leading role.

Best of Nollywood Awards 2010: Best Actress in a leading role.

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2012: Best Actress in a role.

Ghana movie Awards 2013: Best Actress in Africa.

Golden Icon Academy Movie Awards 2013: Best Actress in a lead role.

9th Africa Movie Awards 2013: Best Actress in a leading role.

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2014: Best Actress in a supporting role.

Eloy Awards 2014: Movie Actress of the year.

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2015: Best Actress in a drama and television series.

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015: Best Actress of the year.

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2016: Best supporting actress.

African movie academy awards 2017: Best Actress in a leading role.

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2017: Best Actress in a film.

Awards

City People Awards 2004: Outstanding Actress

Kalasha Film Festival and TV Awards Kenya 2012: Best Actress in Africa.

8th African Movie Academy Awards 2012: Best Actress in a leading movie.

Best of Nollywood Awards 2013: Best English Actress in a supporting role.

Nollywood Movies Awards 2013: Best Actress in a lead role.

Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2013: Best Actress in a lead role.

Africa International Film Festival 2013: Special Jury Mention Award.

Eloy Awards 2013: Female Producer of the year

Nollywood week Paris film festival 2014: Best film

Best of Nollywood Awards 2014: Best supporting actress.

Golden Icon Academy Movie Awards 2014: Best Actress in a lead role.

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2014: New Era Award

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2015: Best Actress in a comedy and Best movie Comedy (The meeting).

Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2017: Best Actress in a leafing role.

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