Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, clocked 41 on Tuesday, having been born on Saturday, July 12, 1975.
Given her popularity onscreen and on the red carpet, the Theatre Art graduate of the University of Port Harcourt is the topic of discussion among fans, friends and colleagues as she advances in age.
Below are four of the questions people have asked about her
1. Is she really a good actress?
Starting in 1998 and scoring a hit in Basorge Tariah Jnr’s My Guy alongside Ali Baba, Ernest Asuzu and others, Rita has gone on to appear in over 80 Nollywood movies and won countless awards. Some of her most memorable recognitions are Outstanding Actress, 2004 City People Awards; Best Actress in a Lead Role, 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards; Best Actress in a Lead Role 2013 Nollywood Movie Awards; Best Actress in a Lead Role film, 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and Best Actress in a Comedy, 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. So good is Rita that organisers of the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards were compelled to give her a New Era Award.
2. Is she that beautiful?
Touted as the girl with the kissable lips in her early days in Nollywood, Rita has since become the beauty with the total package. You do not become the Face of Zaron Cosmetics and Ambassador of Flattummy Tea if you can’t turn a man’s head. Little wonder many of the stories written about her focus on her beauty secrets and makeup tips.
3. Does she deserve to be called a fashionista?
Vanguard personality awards last night. Styling- @s_b_youme Outfit- Rita’s wardrobe Makeup and photo- @oluchionuigbo Hair- @bkuniquehair
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Rita always manages to feature prominently whenever the list of Nollywood fashionistas is compiled. “18 Times Rita Dominic slayed on the Red Carpet”, “Rita Dominic’s Evolving Style and Fashion”, “Top 25 Favourite Looks Of Rita Dominic”, “5 Trendy Outfits of Rita Dominic We Love Most” and “Why Rita Dominic is the Style Queen of Nollywood” are some of the cliché headlines we have read about her over the years. Yes, she is a fashionista. All the fashion magazines in Nigeria can’t be wrong.
4. When will she get married?
Show us one article about “Nollywood divas yet to marry” published in the last 10 years with Rita’s name missing and we will show you a reporter who just landed from the moon. No interview with the actress is complete without the question: “When should we expect you to walk down the aisle?” She has in fact been married off to the likes of Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot, Alexx Ekubo, Mike Ezuruonye and Mikel Obi several times in the media it is a miracle she never got pregnant by telepathic insemination. She however told Genevieve magazine in 2014 that “It’s not by choice that I am unmarried”.