ON Saturday, Nollywood’s sweetheart and celebrated actress Rita Dominic added another feather to her ‘heavy’ cap as she won the hugely coveted best actress award at Nollywood Movie Award (NMA) for her role in The Meeting. That would have been enough ordinarily for an actress who has 11 combined nominations in four different awards this year. Her movie The Meeting also won the award for best director (won by Mildred Okwo) and Best Make-up (won by Jennifer Alegieuno).
Rita beats stiff competition from tested thespians Mercy Johnson, Uche Jombo, Bimbo Akintola, Funke Akindele and Nse Ikpe Etim. Stepping up to receive the award in an architectural inspired hand crafted one-off Iconic Invanity gown. Rita thanked all those who have contributed to her growth and promised to work harder at her craft.
Director of “The Meeting” and Managing Director of The Audrey Silva Company Mildred Okwo stated that she is elated that Rita is getting alot of accolades for her acting. “In fact all the women in that Best Actress category have focused on improving their acting skills. That was not an easy category to win”, she declared.
The Meeting which is set for DVD release later this month became a cinema box office and one of the highest grossing films of 2012.
Rita Dominic joined Nollywood in 1998 when she was cast in Basorge Tariah’s “My Guy”. She has appeared in numerous films over the years and became Africa’s best Actress in 2012 when she won the Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA) for a the Kenyan film “Shattered”.
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