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Nigerians rule the roost in African showbiz

IF the availability of several renowned Nigerians musicians and celebrated African movie stars who attended the recently held second edition of the Multichoice Africa Content Showcase Extravaganza at Outrigger Spa and Resort Bel Ombre, Mauritius is anything to go by, then they must be applauded for representing the continent’s showbiz scene.

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO recently in Bel Ombre, Mauritius

The Multichoice Africa Content Showcase Extravaganza’s evening gala saw Nigeria’s music heavyweights Flavour, Chinedu Okoli, Don Jazzy and the Mavins performing and mesmerising over 200 guests. Media practitioners from across Africa, representatives of channels such as BBC, CNN, SuperSport, Channel O, M-Net, Africa Magic and MTV Base, actors Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Desmond Elliot and Ramsey Nouah were in attendance.

The week-long event, which is a dynamic content extravaganza, organised by Multichoice Africa, showcased local and international content that Multichoice Africa offers through its DStv brand.

The Standard Style caught up with the celebrated and undoubtedly one of the most popular movie stars in Africa, Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Waturuocha.

The multi-award winning Nigerian actress said pursuing a professional acting career and making it to the top required talent and professionalism.

“Building an acting career takes time, effort and dedication to navigate the ever-evolving and fiercely competitive acting world. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there,” Dominic said.

“Results can only be achieved by pushing yourself to the edge, after which you will definitely excel.”
The actress, who attributes her inspiration to the encouragement of her family with the support of her two elder sisters and a brother, has grown over the years, from an actress to an award-winning and recognised producer.
A holder of a BA (Honours) degree in Theatre Arts, Dominic started performing when she was a child, appearing in school plays and children’s television shows in Imo State in Nigeria.

She starred in her first movie, A Time to Kill in 1998. After launching her career, six years later (2004) she won her first award City People Awards as the Most Outstanding Actress.

In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Dominic has starred in over 100 Nollywood productions, among them Children of Terror, Face of a Liar, Prisoner of Love, Throwing Stones, Love You Forever, Love Temple, Love After Love, Goodbye New York, Orange Groove, Desperate Billionaire, Run Away Prince and Surulere, among others.

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