Last Updated on April 21, 2022 by Opeyemi Quadri
In Nigeria, Rita Dominic is synonymous with captivating Nollywood movies. And across Africa, those who have been following her roles in movies know that she is a voice to reckon with when it comes to playing daring and highly technical roles.
For 20 years ago or more, millions of her fans and admirers in Nigeria and across the world busied themselves with several questions including the marital life of Rita Dominic in Nigeria.
On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the traditional wedding of Rita locked all roads leading to her village in Imo State, South East, Nigeria, putting an end to the question of who her husband is.
Who is Rita Dominic?
- Full name: Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha
- Date of birth: July 12, 1975
- Husband: Fidelis Anosike
- Home town: Aboh, Mbaise
- State of origin: Imo State
- Number of movies she featured in: Over 100 movie productions
- Number of Awards won: 15
- Number of nominations: 14
The Nollywood goddess who would turn 47 by July 12, 2022 has played numerous roles which earned her dozens of awards, including the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for the Best Actress – Drama/TV Series.
Most Sought-After Brand Ambassador
Rita isn’t a celeb one can find promoting just any brand, some of the brands she works with are either continental brands or global brands.
Some of them include LG, a global electronics company headquarters in Seoul, South Korea; Glo, Nigeria’s second-largest telecommunication company owned by Chief Mike Adenuga among others. She is also a producer, investor, and philanthropist.
Some online media platforms claimed that Rita Dominic is the highest-paid female Nollywood actress, but we can’t independently verify the claim.
Spending most of her upbringing in the South-South, Rita Dominic Dominic completed her secondary school education in Akwa Ibom State at the Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene.
She proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt and bagged a degree in Theatre Arts with honours at 24-year-old in 1999.
So, she didn’t join Nollywood by accident. She is a trained actor. A refined producer. She is a classic screen goddess.
Even before her Thearter Arts studies at UNIPORT, she had been acting as a child, including appearing in the school play and television shows in her home state when she was growing up.
She is the youngest of four children from a royal family Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State.
Her late parents were health care professionals, her father was a medical doctor and her mother a nursing officer.
Rita Dominic’s first major role 1998 when she featured in “Children of Terror”, many other roles fell in place the following year, but she picked some that aligned with her taste.
In 1999, the Nollywood-likeable model was featured in four movies. They are:
- Prisoner of Love
- My Guy
- Face of a Liar
- Aba Riot
The “” Aba Riot” was an epic movie as Rita featured along with big stars in the industry including Olu Jacobs and Segun Arinze
Since then, she had featured in several other movies. But 2005 seemed to be one of her busiest years in the movie industry. She played major roles in at least 19 Nollywood movies. They are:
- Wheel of Change
- Guys on the Line
- Kill the Bride
- Last Game
- Ultimate Crisis
- Face of Africa
- Tricks of Women
- Desperate Billionaire
- The Begotten
- Suicide Lovers
- Queen of My Heart
- Bless Me
- Orange Groove
- 2 Face
- Only Love
- Never Too Far
- More Than Gold
- Love Story
Rita Dominic won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in 2012 and numerous awards within and outside Nigeria.
- 2004 City Peoples Awards for Outstanding Actress
- 2012 Kalasha Film Festival and Television Awards Kenya for Best Actress
- 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for Best Actress In Supporting role English film
- 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards for Best Actress in lead role in a movie titled, “The Meeting”
- 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in her role in the epic movie, “76”. The movie gives the chronicle story of the 1976 coup which claimed the life a military head of state in Nigeria Brig. Gen. Murtala Muhammed.
Rita has also been nominated for the 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for Best Overall Movie titled, “La Femme Anjola”
Rita Dominic Wedding
A public figure like Rita usually dominates Google Search. Until 2020, millions of admirers thought she might have married secretly.
But the Nollywood screen diva surprised her Instagram followers on December 26, 2020, when she revealed the face of her partner Fidelis Anosike.
Fidelis is the owner of Folio Media Group, the publisher of Nigeria’s oldest newspaper Daily Times Nigeria.
Since that, all ears had been on the ground to know when the traditional wedding would hold and on April 5, 2022, Rita disclosed that she engaged to the Daily Times publisher.
On April 19, 2022, Rita Dominic and Fidelis Anosike sealed their relationship at a wedding ceremony in Aboh, Mbaise, Imo State.
Some of the top Nollywood actors and actresses that attended the Rita wedding include:
- Joke Silva
- Uche Jombo
- Kate Henshaw
- Ini Edo
- Chidi Mokeme
- Hilda Dokubo
- Lilian Bach
- Shan George
- Julius Agwu
- Okey Bakassi
- Queen Nwokoye
- Uche Elendu
- Ese Eriata
- BBNaija’s TolaniBaj of BBNaija
- Mercy Eke
- Idia Aisien
Rita Dominic is one of the rays of sunshine in Nigeria’s movie industry. We wish her the best as she ties the nuptial knot with Fidelis Anosike.
- Featured Image by Instagram
- Ben (April 19, 2022). “Pictures: Glamour, as Rita Dominic’s traditional wedding holds in Imo”.
- Odion Okonofua (April 19, 2022). “Joke Silva, Ini Edo, Uche Jombo, others attend Rita Dominic’s wedding”.