Popular Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, has revealed that there was a point in her career where she was silently blacklisted in the movie industry when she decided to evolve as an actress.
She made this revelation as a guest on the Phantom Xtraordinaire Show hosted by a former BBNaija contestant, Tobi Bakre. Rita Dominic said she noticed she was blacklisted after she attempted to up her standards and evolve.
“I always knew that I would like to go behind the camera and produce my own film. When it was time to form a production company that I co-own, it was a no-brainer because I had always wanted to do it,” she told former BBnaija house mate, Tobi Bakare on a show he hosted.
“At some point in my career, I wanted to evolve and do different things. The people we used to work with a lot then didn’t understand that. More like they couldn’t be bothered. So I wasn’t getting work. I was blacklisted silently.
“Back then, there was a major blacklisting [of some actors]. Some of them got a lot of flack for it. However, mine was silent and I knew. That was actually one of the things that made me start producing movies. I went on to form the Audrey Silva Company with my business partner and we then produced ‘The Meeting’.”
Rita Dominic started performing as a child, appearing in school plays and children’s television shows in Imo state where she comes from.
In 1998, she starred in her first movie A Time to Kill. Dominic won the City People Awards in 2004 after being adjudged as ‘Most Outstanding Actress’. Today, the film star has featured in over 100 Nollywood productions.