Afronista Of The Week: Rita Dominic Ankara Styles

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Our Afronista of the week needs no introduction. Rita Dominic is arguably one of the most recognizable faces in Nollywood. This beautiful actress is also a producer. Not only has she starred in over 100 movies, but she has also been presented with over a dozen prestigious awards in recognition of her talent. Rita Dominic is famous for her elegance and style. Her regal Ankara styles are not only an inspiration but also a celebration of African womanhood.

What we know about this Iconic Personality

Rita Dominic recently hit the headlines when she unveiled the man in her life. Fans on top social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook were agog for days following the revelation. This multi-award winning personality has striking privacy that is rare with celebrities. Perhaps, this is the reason for the buzz following her unveiling of her man, Fidelis Anosike, on Instagram.

The man in her Life

Anosike is the founder and CEO of the media group that owns the Daily Times Nigeria. He is also the holder of the Miss Nigeria pageant franchise. Anosike was later interviewed by PM News regarding this reveal. He said that for the past 10 years he’s been married to his work. However, an article in the CKN Nigeria of 26th December 2020 revealed that the gentleman has been married twice before. However, for Rita Dominic, it will be her first shot at marriage.

Rita Dominic’s journey to stardom

Born in 1975 in Mbaise, Imo State in Nigeria, Dominic is a member of the Royal Waturuocha family of the Aboh Mbaise region. From a young age, she displayed a keen interest in acting. For instance, she was a member of her school drama club. Also, she featured in children’s shows on television.

Rita Dominic attended the University of Port Harcourt and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. The year 1998 was a huge milestone in her career. This is when she acted in her first Nollywood movie ‘A Time to Kill’. After that, her career took off in leaps and bounds. She is now one of the highest-earning actresses in Nigeria with a net worth of $3million.

A Snapshot of Some of the Awards Presented to Rita Dominic

This talented actress has been the recipient of the following awards:

  • 2017 – Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards – Best Actress – Drama/TV Series
  • 2015 – Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards – Best Actress – Comedy
  • 2014 – Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards – Best Actress Lead Role.
  • 2014 – Best of Nollywood Award – Best Supporting Actress English Film
  • 2013 – Eloy Awards – Female Producer of the Year
  • 2013 – Africa Movie Academy Awards – Best Actress in a Leading Role

Goodwill Ambassador for Intra African Trade Fair (IATF)

The inaugural Intra African Trade Fair was held in December 2018 in Cairo, Egypt. This was the brainchild of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the African Union. IATF aims to create a single African market and will contribute to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Rita Dominic’s Appointment

It was therefore fitting, that Rita Dominic was one of IATF’S Goodwill Ambassadors. The reason is that Nollywood plays an important role in the cultural and economic development in Africa. The Pride magazine quotes Professor Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank as saying,

“We recognize the role Miss Dominic plays in the film and entertainment industry and believe she has a huge role in the production of authentic and high-quality African content. The IATF is a platform that will allow the film and entertainment industry to discuss pertinent issues and secure funding to expand and produce world-class content that tells African stories and showcase our cultural diversity across the continent and abroad.’”

Rita Dominic as a style icon

This ageless beauty dons gorgeous gowns with poise and style. She carries off African attire with elegance and class. Dominic’s iconic Ankara looks appear both on and off the red carpet. She is adept at blending contemporary and traditional tones. Consequently, her enticing appearances have earned her a place on numerous ‘best-dressed’ lists. Below are some of her most glamorous outfits.

Rita Dominic in a blue creation and gele
Image credit: The-TrendNG Instagram Page

This creation in a shade of blue is the epitome of grace and elegance. The outfit has an off-the-shoulder neckline, puffed sleeves, and an enticing asymmetrical hemline. The creative headgear in the shades of light blue and pink smartly rounds off the look.

Rita Dominic, a vision in green and purple
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An unusual combination of colors blends beautifully well on this Ankara fabric. Perhaps, it is because Rita Dominic is the one wearing it. This form-fitting dress has a pretty neckline and a single sleeve. The pill-box hat, made out of the same fabric, and stony purse, are the perfect accessories for this outfit.

Rita Dominic in an almost see-through gown
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This is a form-fitting off-the-shoulder outfit that flares out from the hips in a mermaid silhouette. This creation is crafted out of a unique, understated Ankara print in shades of cream and maroon. The narrow maroon belt adds the perfect touch.

Rita Dominic’s most daring looks

Source: Bellanaijastyle.

This royal blue creation is not an Ankara outfit, however, it is the perfect example of how to make a statement on the red carpet. Less is more, and the beaded purse is the only embellishment needed for this chic ensemble.

Courtesy: Bellanaijastyle.

A unique one-shoulder sheath dress perfect for a special occasion, this clean-cut outfit shows off Dominic’s trim figure perfectly. The fascinator picks up the floral accents on the bodice beautifully.

Rita Dominic dazzles in a white sophisticated attire
Photo credit: Titiloye Timothy Blog

A vision in white, this one-of-a-kind creation is exquisite with elaborate beadwork on the neckline and sleeves. It is a gown fit for a star.

Photo credit: Instagram Source: Bellanaijastyle

This floral outfit with an underskirt netting makes a bold statement. It is both demure, yet alluring. This is one of Rita Dominic’s looks that brings African fashion together with the rest of the world.

Rita Dominic dazzles in this unique African style
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An enticingly feminine outfit. The bodice and sleeves consist of a lush satiny fabric, a woven skirt is overlaid from the waist down. The overall look is both edgy and bold.


Rita Dominic’s multiple awards are evidence of a personality who takes pride in her craft. Consequently, she commands respect among the old and young generations. In an interview with ABTC Dominic has these words to say to her followers,

“There’s nothing you set your mind to that you can’t achieve! God has blessed us with all the qualities. It’s left for us to search within ourselves to find our unique qualities and strengths…”

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