Rita Dominic turns 41 years old today!
For almost two decades, the Nollywood veteran has made us fall in love with her again and again, thanks to those amazing big screen performances of hers. We look forward to what she has in store for the world with the recent launch of her very own film production outfit, Audrey Silva Company.
Check out six moments when the birthday girl truly inspired us:
#1: Her performance in “The Meeting”: Back in 2012, Rita co-produced and starred in the hit blockbuster romantic comedy that both movie critics and fans alike were crazy about. We barely recognised the actress – kudos to her clearly skilful makeup artist for that – focusing mostly on the brilliant yet hilarious antics of her character, Clara Ikemba as she animated the screen.
#2: Her red carpet appearance at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards: Another major moment for us was when this Nollywood leading lady stole our hearts forever in a breathtakingly beautiful sleek emerald green gown, a custom design piece by Elvira Jude. From her hair to her makeup, she looked picture perfect that night and definitely turned heads while posing on the carpet.
#3: Her feature on E!: We rejoiced when we found out Rita was featuring on E!’s new VIP show along with Tiwa Savage and D Banj. The 12-part series uncovers what it’s like to be a celebrity living in Africa, showcasing their luxurious lifestyles too. Truly, this is a huge milestone for Rita; true international status acknowledgement right here.
#4: Her work with charity: You know you are a sweetheart when you travel all the way to Kenya to support a charitable cause. In 2010, Rita Dominic got on a plane and flew across the continent to support the Kenyan Paraplegic Organisation (KPO). The Nigerian Embassy in Kenya and country’s then first lady, Ida Odinga sent her an invite.
#5: Her heart for mentorship: Actresses like Linda Ejiofor and Kemi Laala Akindoju (in the photo below) look up to Rita as a mentor amongst the many talented stars in her league. She’s also an AFRIFF ambassador and is well-respected for her award-winning status.
#6: When she got 1m Instagram followers: In March 2016, Rita’s celebrity status was cemented for life when she hit the big 1 million on Instagram. Joining the ranks of Genevieve Nnaji and Funke Akindele in an accomplishment very few actors achieve, we are super impressed by her ever growing fanbase.
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