The internet has been buzzleing after popular Nigerian Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic opened up about her reasons for leaving the industry, the storms she braved through and how she handled negative comments for being single. She made these revelations while speaking at the Women of Valour International Women's Day event in Accra, Ghana.

Shocking to many, she stated that she needed a break from acting and as such moved to London and became a caregiver. She added,

Many of you do not know but in 2001/2002 I stopped acting, and I left the industry. I moved to London because it was a very dark period of my life like I said, I had these issues, I just fell out with some friends I considered family and I just gave up acting for a while, I needed to get out, just leave that space for a minute
I started working in a care home as a caregiver for adults with special needs, while some might view it as a step-down, I don't. Taking care of others brought me joy and purpose at the time I needed it most because I remember I took care of my mother and my father when they were ill because I was alone with them.

Rita revealed that taking care of people helped shape her life as she equally recalled how she catered for her ailing mother and recounted the pain of watching her slowly slip away.

Now concerning the negativity and snide comments about her choice to wait, Rita noted that she waited so long because she wanted to get married for the right reasons and not because of societal pressure. The actress emphasised that no one deserves to be judged based on outdated social norms.

Why let yourself be ruled by decisions made by people who made them to suit their own selfish interests at the time, who are long gone? For years I was hounded with 'When are you going to marry?' 'You are old,' and I would brush it off, she said.

Netizens have applauded her for being so bold to share her inspiring story with women and to the world at large.

Rita Dominic got married to entrepreneur Fidelis Anosike in 2022, at the age of 46.

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