Why I took break from acting to become caregiver in London – Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic

Actress Rita Dominic has explained why she quit acting temporarily to become a caregiver in London.

Rita opened up about her former job while speaking at the recent Women of Valour International Women’s Day event in Ghana.

The actress said she moved to London because she fell out with some friends she considered family and needed a fresh start.

The 48-year-old said that while in London, she took care of adults with special needs, to make ends meet.

She said: “Many of you do not know but in 2001/2002 I stopped acting, I left the industry, I moved to London because it was a very dark period of my life, like I said, I had these issues, I just fell out with some friends I considered family and I just gave up acting for a while, I needed to get out, just leave that space for a minute.

“And then I moved to London and then gave up stardom and then, you won’t believe it. This is something I never told people before but while in London I was trying to make ends meet so I started working in a care home as a caregiver for adults with special needs, while some might view it as a step-down, I don’t.

“Taking care of others brought me joy and purpose at the time I needed it most because remember I took care of my mother and my father when they were ill because I was alone with them.”

Rita Dominic is a multiple award-winning actress, producer, and Co-Founder of The Audrey Silva Company.

Her first starring role was in the Nollywood hit movie A Time To Kill. Since then, she has become known for her ability to thoroughly embody characters and continues to receive critical acclaim for her portrayal of iconic roles.

Rita is best known for her roles in the groundbreaking films 76, The Meeting and Shattered for which she won several prestigious Awards.

The youngest of four children, Rita was born into the Royal Waturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise.