Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Rita Dominic has revealed how she was blacklisted ‘silently’ by producers in the Nigerian movie industry.
The veteran movie star made this revelation when she was featured as a guest on the Phantom Xtraordinaire Show hosted by a former BBNaija contestant, Tobi Bakre.
Recalling a low moment in her career, Rita Dominic recounted how she was blacklisted silently in Nollywood, noting that the move helped pushed her into becoming a producer herself.
“At some point in my career, I wanted to evolve and do different things. But the people I used to work with then couldn’t be bothered, so I wasn’t getting work.
“I was blacklisted silently. Back then, there was a major blacklisting (of some actors). However, mine was silent. That was actually one of the things that made me start producing movies.”
The 46-year-old actress noted that switching to film production was a big deal for her because she had always wanted to explore other aspects of filmmaking, aside from acting.
“I am still acting but I always knew I would go behind the cameras and produce my own films. I have always been interested in different aspects of filmmaking.
“So, when it was time to form a production company, it was no-brainer because it was something I had planned to do,” she said.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Ini Edo, Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Uche Jombo, Rita Dominic and Stephanie Linus reunited over the weekend to recreate the photo of one of the biggest movies of the 2000s ‘GirlsCot’.