Why I Was Banned By Nollywood Marketers – Rita Dominic


Veteran actress Rita Dominic has revealed how she faced a silent ban from Nollywood marketers due to her desire for change within the industry.

Speaking on Ghana’s Joy 99.7 FM, Dominic disclosed that influential marketers imposed the ban as she sought to bring innovation to the Nollywood scene.

The actress emphasized the need to engage actors through their management, prompting the ban.

Reflecting on her early days, Dominic shared that she received a mere N10,000 for her first movie role, highlighting the challenging yet passion-fueled beginnings of Nollywood.

Dominic said: “I just wanted to be an actor. And to be honest, there was no money in Nollywood back then. We were just doing it for passion. We have the passion for the art which was what fuelled us.

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“It was very challenging. But we just kept doing it until the industry got bigger and bigger. And obviously, the pay became much better.”

When asked about the lowest amount she has ever received for a movie role, she said: “The first film I did, the filmmaker paid me N35,000. But he owed me N25,000 for how many months. In fact, he didn’t even pay me the balance. He paid me only N10,000.“

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