Rita Dominic’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroNigerian actress
Is Actor
From Nigeria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio

12 July 1975, Mbaise

Age45 years
Star signCancer

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha is a Nigerian actress. In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Early life

Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Waturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. She is the youngest of four siblings. Her late parents were medical practitioners; her father was a medical doctor and her mother a nursing officer. Dominic attended the prestigious Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, before heading to the University of Port Harcourt, where she graduated with a BA (Honours) Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999.


Dominic started performing when she was a child, appearing in school plays and children’s television shows in Imo State. In 1998 she starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill. She won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress. She has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions.


1998Children of Terror
1999Prisoner of Love
My Guy
Face of a Liarwith Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Aba Riotwith Olu Jacobs and Segun Arinze
To Love a Thiefwith Segun Arinze
Throwing Stoneswith Tchidi Chikere
The Intruderwith Richard Mofe Damijo and Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Street Life
Love You Forever
Lean on Mewith Segun Arinze
Back from America
A Night to Remember
Accidental Discharge
2004Working Class Ladywith Stephanie Okereke
True Romancewith Richard Mofe Damijo and Desmond Elliot
The Ingrate
The Faithfulwith Desmond Elliot
Sweet Love
Singles & Married
Schemers: Bad Babes
Nights of Riot
Love Temple
Love After Lovewith Patience Ozokwor and Tchidi Chikere
Lost Paradise
Last WeddingAnnwith Ramsey Nouah, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Joke Silva
Indecent Actwith Richard Mofe Damijo
I Believe in Youwith Richard Mofe Damijo
Goodbye New Yorkwith Genevieve Nnaji
Blood Diamonds
All My Lifewith Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Zack Orji and Tchidi Chikere
2005Wheel of Changewith Stella Damasus-Aboderin and Desmond Elliot
Ultimate CrisisEnowith Ini Edo and Olu Jacobs
Tricks of Women
The Begottenwith Ini Edo
Suicide Lovers
Queen of My Heart
Orange Groovewith Desmond Elliot
Only Lovewith Ini Edo and Olu Jacobs
Never Too Far
More Than GoldJuliet
Love Story
Last Gamewith Ini Edo
Kill the Bridewith Mike Ezuruonye
Guys on the Linewith Stephanie Okereke
Face of AfricaTracey
Desperate Billionairewith Kanayo O. Kanayo and Ini Edo
Bless Mewith Mike Ezuruonye
2 Facewith Desmond Elliot
2006Wedding Fever
Unbreakable Affairwith Desmond Elliot
Total ControlAnnabelwith Kanayo O. Kanayo
The Humble Lionwith Patience Ozokwor
Sweet Sound
Spirit of Love
Show Girls: Face of Africa 3Tracey
Saviourwith Chioma Chukwuka
Million Dollar Sisterswith Kanayo O. Kanayo
Married for Moneywith Mike Ezuruonye
Last Offencewith Mike Ezuruonye
Jealous Heart
Hidden Murdererwith Desmond Elliot
Girls Cotwith Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and Uche Jumbo
Dancing Heartwith Ramsey Nouah and Olu Jacobs
Connected Firmwith Zack Orji
All I Havewith Mike Ezuruonye
2007Yahoo MillionaireOyindawith Desmond Elliot and Uche Jumbo
The Next Electionwith Kanayo O. Kanayo
Sleek LadiesCleopatrawith Ini Edo
Legal Warwith Mike Ezuruonye and Patience Ozokwor
Caught-Upwith Desmond Elliot
A Better PlaceBlossomwith Desmond Elliot
2008Yankee Girlswith Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Stella Damasus-Aboderin
True LiesNicolewith Zack Orji
White WatersThis film received 12 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008, winning 4 awards,
including the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
2009Run Away Prince
Saidi’s SongPamela
2015IyoreOsarugwewith Joseph Benjamin, Okawa Shaznay, Yemi Blaq, Paul Obazele & Bukky Wright.
2016Suru L’ereAkara sellerCameo

Awards and nominations

2004City Peoples AwardsOutstanding ActressWon
20092009 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress Leading Role (Yoruba)Nominated
20102010 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress Leading role (English)The MaidenNominated
2012Kalasha Film Festival and Television Awards KenyaBest AcressShatteredWon
20122012 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress lead roleShatteredNominated
20128th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress In a Leading RoleShatteredWon
20132013 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Actress In Supporting role English filmFinding MercyWon
20132013 Ghana Movie AwardsBest Actress – Africa CollaborationFinding MercyNominated
20132013 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress Lead RoleFinding MercyNominated
20132013 Nollywood Movies AwardsBest Actress in lead roleThe MeetingWon
20132013 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress in Lead Role filmThe MeetingWon
20139th Africa Movie Academy AwardsBest Actress In a Leading RoleThe MeetingNominated
2013Africa International Film FestivalSpecial Jury Mention AwardWon
2013ELOY AWARDSFemale Producer of The YearThe MeetingWon
20142014 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Actress In A Supporting RoleFinding MercyNominated
2014Nollywood Week Paris Film FestivalBest FilmThe MeetingWon
20142014 Best of Nollywood AwardsBest Supporting Actress English FilmThe MeetingWon
20142014 Golden Icons Academy Movie AwardsBest Actress Lead RoleIyoreWon
2014ELOY AwardsMovie Actress of the YearIyoreNominated
20142014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsNew Era AwardThe MeetingWon
20152015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress In A ComedyThe MeetingWon
Best Movie ComedyThe MeetingWon
Best Actress in Drama/TV SeriesIyoreNominated
20152015 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsActress of the year (nollywood)The MeetingNominated
2017Africa Magic Viewers Choice AwardsBest Actress – Drama/Tv Series76Won