There is something really striking about her sparkling eyes, luscious lips, sultry voice and flawless skin that draws you her way and keeps you glued on-screen. She is a strong actress who understands her screen roles and carries them out with physical and emotional perfection. Off-screen she is widely respected and has a charming personality.
She is mature, eloquent and fierce in her own rights and knows how to handle allegations thrown at her calmly. She has gone on strong, aging gracefully and she keeps inspiring her viewers in unimaginable ways. So let’s enlighten you more on things you should know about your favorite star:
1. Born on July, 12th in the year 1975
She is of a royal bloodline, this being the Royal Waturuocha family in Imo State. Out of 4 siblings, she is the youngest and both her deceased parents were practitioners in the medical field. It goes without saying that she sure is royal. She is fluent in Igbo, English and a little bit of Yoruba.
2. Most of her schooling was done in Nigeria
She attended Federal Government College Ikot Ekpene which is known to be very prestigious in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She then proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where she later graduated with a Theatre Arts BA Honors’ Degree in the year 1999.
3). In her acting career, she has starred in more than 100 Nollywood productions
She also has numerous accolades, endorsements and awards to her name as a result of her on-screen prowess which has only managed to grow better with time, just like wine. She also is into production and has co-produced many movies. She is also into singing.
Her mentor Pamela Ofuegbu recently passed on and Rita took to Twitter to express her grief. She said her inspiration comes from her family, her siblings to be precise who have been there for her through and through. She never gets comfortable and she keeps learning.
4). She ranks 4th in the list of top richest Nigerian actresses
This acting guru has managed to make a living and a name for herself off acting and acquire a lot of wealth amounting to an approximate of 60 million Naira. . Not bad at all right? She dreams of going international and acting alongside fellow actors and actresses in Hollywood whom she admires and draws inspiration from. She has graced many magazine covers over the years.
5). She is very single
Unlike rumors, endless speculations and endless claims on her marriage and relationship life, she doesn’t have any kids outside wedlock. . There have been rumors on her involvement and engagement with many men including Jim Iyke and the popular footballer, Mikel Obi but those remain to be just that; hearsay and fabricated stories.
She has had so much pressure piled on her to marry from fans, friends, relatives and her immediate family. She does believe in marriage and hopes to have a family some day; a lovely husband and some children. She has said severally that marriage is her personal journey and she will settle at the right time when she feels she is ready. She refuses to go ahead and fulfill people’s expectations out of pressure.
6). She is considered a fashion icon in her own way
She graces events looking drop dead gorgeous in attires that are to die for. She has been named the best dressed female award after award. Rita is stylish, elegant and classy. Her fashion sense can always be noted and captured at events where she leaves the media creating headlines many weeks and months after. She likes to be and feel comfortable in whatever she is wearing. Her trademark is known to be her red lipstick which really complements her skin tone and texture so well. Her fashion mentor is her own late mother.
7). Her friendly and work connection with the music industry in Nigeria is one that deserves mention
She recently played the lead female in Darey’s video titled “Special Fever”. As always Rita put her best foot forward bringing in her infectious smile, lovely looks and warmth into the video. The song is definitely good but there’s no secret that Rita attracts more viewers and their attention effortlessly.
8). She exercises for two hours daily to get stress relief
She attributes her attractive looks and well contoured body to her exercising routines and proper dieting. The curvaceous actress is known to follow her regimens religiously and she takes a lot of care to keep her looks stunning. She goes to the spa to pamper herself very often and believes therapeutic body treatments and massages help to remove body toxins. She sure does look fine for her age.
9). Rita is a thespian
As a graduate of theatre arts, she loves watching movies and spending time alone to unwind. Scenarios where people suffer and go through illness is poignant to the star. Let’s just say she has a kind heart, and doesn’t think people deserve to suffer.
10). Her hobbies include reading, traveling, watching movies, singing and acting
She loves to spend time with family and friends when she is not on shoots. She is known to be the best of friends with Thelma Ojiji, a fellow actress and Michelle Dede. She guards her private life jealously and tries to keep as much as possible out of the public eye. She is a very private and shy person. She has been interviewed many times saying she has different personalities. For those who know her up close and personal, she is warm, cheerful, ever smiling, caring and loving.
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