Rita Dominic says being “silently blacklisted” in the movie industry pushed her into production.


The Nollywood actress was speaking on a show hosted by Tobi Bakre, a media personality and former BBNaija housemate.

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 explained.


“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’.”


Dominic started performing as a child, appearing in school plays and children’s television shows in Imo state.

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.

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