Rita Dominic net worth used to be on top of the list of Nigeria’s richest actress before she was overtaken in 2019 by the veteran Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji.
However, the A-list actress is still among the top 5 richest actresses in the country today.
In this article, we will take a look at Rita Dominic’s assets, businesses and Nollywood career and see how much she is worth in 2021.
In case you are in a hurry, below is a short, straight to the point summary of her life.
- Full Names: Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha
- Date of Birth: 12th July, 1975
- Place of Birth: Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria.
- Source of wealth: Acting, Business
Rita Dominic Net Worth 2021
Rita Dominic is estimated to be worth about $2.6 million which is 1,073,800,000 (1.074 Billion) Naira. This is based on her earnings from her acting career and her other business investments.
Rita Dominic’s Biography
The super talented Nollywood actress was born on the 12th of July 1975, into a royal family.
Her immediate family is a part of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh, a town located in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to reports, Rita is the last of four siblings. Her dad was a medical doctor while her mum worked as a nurse.
After her primary education, Rita Dominic was enrolled at Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, where she had her secondary education.
After that, she proceeded to University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State where she studied Theatre Arts and graduated with a degree in 1999.
Her Nollywood Career
Rita Dominic made her official debut into the Nigerian movie industry in 1998 with the movie “A Time To Kill”.
Prior to that moment, she had only participated in school plays and starred as a child actor in a few children television shows in Imo State. Even as a child, she always nursed the dream of becoming an actress.
That dream finally came to pass in 1998 when she starred in her first Nollywood movie. From that 1998 till now, Rita has featured in over 100 Nigerian movies and has also won several awards.
Her fast rise to limelight in the Nigeria film industry can be traced to two major things. One is her irresistible beauty.
From her head to her toes, Rita Dominic is a bundle of beauty, the kind that will keep you glued to your TV screen for a very long time.
Her spotless skin glitters and radiates a kind of freshness that you can hardly find in a woman of her age. Most bloggers liken her beauty to fine wine – they say it keeps getting better with time.
Very few Nollywood actress can be said to match the veteran actress in terms of beauty and an ever young skin, little wonder directors and producers queue to have her play romantic roles in their movies.
Apart from just her good looks, Rita Dominic is also very talented when it comes to acting. That’s why Nigerians hardly ever get tired of watching her movies.
Whether she is taking the lead role or acting a supporting role in a film, the star actress knows exactly how to deliver stunning performances.
This is the major reason she has received several awards and accolades from within and outside the country.
When asked about what keeps her going when it comes to her flourishing Nollywood career, the actress attributes her inspiration to the encouragements she receives from her family members.
According to the actress, her late mum was her greatest source of inspiration before her death. It was the mum that first discovered her talent in acting and greatly encouraged her to go for it.
Her Personal Life, Relationship and Marriage
Is Rita Dominic Married? Who Is her husband? Everyone wants to know. Well, as of this moment, Rita Dominic’s husband is yet to arrive on the scene.
What that actually mean is that the award winning actress is still officially single in terms of her marital status.
That doesn’t mean the men have not been knocking on her door, even at 44 she still attracts them in their dozens.
It simply means she understands that marriage is not something one can just go into like that. You need to take your time to prepare yourself for it. And when the right man comes, regardless of how long he takes, you will be fully ready for him.
So Rita is still single and doesn’t look desperate to come out of it, though in the past she has been rumoured to have been dating Jim Iyke, another top Nollywood actor, and the footballer John Mikel Obi. Of course those were just rumours, none of it was true.
Does she have any child then? You might be wondering.
No she doesn’t. At least none that the public know of.
Controversies And Scandals
Like so many celebrities out there, Rita has had own share of controversies and scandals surrounding her personal life.
For instance in 2014, Rita Dominic’s name was all over the media including the internet for allegedly being in a romantic relationship with Ella Martins, an actress from Benin Republic.
The following year the actress made the headlines again for having affairs with a German born television host and Nollywood actress, Michelle Dede.
Rita has also been linked to having a kind of lesbian relationship with Genevieve Nnaji, another Nollywood a-list actress.
Some even claimed that was the major reason the both have refused to accept any of the men coming for their hands in marriage.
Rita Dominic has on different occasions dismissed all these stories as mere rumours that started after she played the role of a lesbian in the popular movies “Girls Cot” and ‘last Wedding”
Her International Recognition And Awards
The veteran actress, Rita Dominic, is among the Nollywood stars with the highest number of awards.
The actress has won several major awards both nationally for her amazing performances in movies and her contributions to the growth of Nollywood. Some of those awards are found below.
- In 2004, she won the City Peoples Award for “Outstanding Actress”
- In 2009, she won the “Best Actress In A Leading Role (Yoruba)” at 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards. At the same event the following year, she was given the “Best Actress in A Leading Role (English)”.
- At the 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012, Rita Dominic was given the “Best Actress in a leading Role” she achieved the same feat at the same event the following year.
- In 2013, she won the ELOY AWARDS for the “Female producer of the Year”
- In 2015, Nigeria Entertainment Awards gave her “Actress of the year (Nollywood)”. The following year, they gave her another award as the “Best Supporting Actress”.
- In 2017, she won the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for “Best Actress-Drama/TV series.” She also won the “Best Actress in Leading Role” by Africa Movie Academy Awards the same year.
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2017 also gave her the “Best Lead Actress in Film”.
Rita Dominic is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated movie stars. Like a tender plant, her Nollywood career blossomed from the 90s till today.
With an estimated net worth of about $2.6million, the Nollywood celebrity is one of the richest actresses and female producers in the country.