Rita Dominic, a veteran Nollywood actress, has revealed why she was previously silently banned from the profession.
Rita stepped up when Chude asked her about her lowest point, saying:
“So, let me tell you something; I am not sure if I have ever stated anything like this publicly. We used to work with marketers a lot, and they were not used to talking to management; instead, they were used to having simple, direct access to us. So I started working with a manager, Mildred, who is also my business partner, because she is in charge of my career, and it was a struggle.”
“To put it another way, I believe they imposed a tacit ban on me without saying anything. I used to trickle down a handful of the things they would say, and I can comprehend them now. People do not like change, especially when they have done the same thing for a long time and it is worked for them. For a long time, I was unemployed!”
“Mildred and I had been conversing before to that. We had played with the idea of creating a firm together and filming productions and commercials because she had already started producing. So, after that (ban) had been in place for a while, I said, “You know what?”
“Let us get this party started — let us make some material. That is how I ended up on this different path and began producing. I was not intending to do the character in my first picture, ‘The Meeting,’ but we ended up doing it, and The Meeting was a huge success.”
“As a result, the (ban) was a blessing in disguise. Because you want things to go a specific way, the powers that be (the cosmos) may be pushing you in a direction you do not want. However, it may allow you to attain the same goal by taking a different path.”