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Rita Dominic reveals why Nollywood sidelined her

ACE Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic has recently revealed why she has been at the backstage in Nollywood.

In an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the newly married actress said she was sidelined because she was trying to make a change in the movie industry. According to her, she felt the industry needed some sort of structure to grow and advance in their careers.

She said, “So let me tell you something, I don’t know if I’ve said this publicly. Many years ago, we worked a lot with the marketers and they weren’t used to talking to management, they were used to easy access, direct access to us.”

“So I started working with a manager which is my business partner Mildred because she manages my career as well, and it was a challenge. But I was bent on changing things at least for myself cuz I felt like we needed some sort of structure if we wanted to grow,. If we wanted this to go further or advance our careers, we needed to start letting them understand that we have management.”

She said her change was not welcomed and she was placed on a silent ban affecting her ability to get work.

“So obviously, they didn’t like it but they didn’t… let me put it this way: I think they gave me a silent ban without saying anything. I used to trickle down certain things that they would say, a few of them, and I can understand. You know, people don’t like change sometimes, especially when it’s been the same thing for so long and it has worked for you. I didn’t get work for a long time.”

She admitted that the ban ended up becoming a blessing to her because she decided to take a step into content production and produced her first successful film.

“That’s how I was put on this other trajectory and I started producing. I did my first film, ‘The Meeting’ and I wasn’t going to do the role but we ended up doing it and The Meeting became very successful. So the (ban) in a way was a blessing. Sometimes, the powers that be (the universe) may be moving you in a direction you don’t want because you want things to happen in a certain way. But it might actually let you achieve the same goal through a different route.”

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