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Rita Dominica vs Genevieve Nnaji, who is the hottest Nollywood actress?

Rita Dominic

Rita Uchenna Nkem Dominic Nwaturuocha(born 12 July 1975)is a Nigerian actress. In 2012, she won the African Movie Academy Awards for Best actress in leading role.

Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo state.She is the youngest of four children.

 Her late parents were health care professionals, her father was a medical doctor and mother a nursing officer.Dominic attended the prestigious Federal government college Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, before heading to the University of port Hardcourt, where she graduated with a BA (Honours) Degree in Theatre Arts in 1999.

Dominic started performing as a child, appearing in school plays and children's television shows in Imo State. In 1998, she starred in her first movie, A time to kill. She won the City People Awards in 2004 as the Most Outstanding Actress.She has starred in over 100 Nollywood production.


Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji ( born 3 May 1979) is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She won the African movie Academy Awards for Best actress in a leading role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award.

 In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the federal republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Original from Nigeria, and first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of its dialogue in English.

Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo state, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos. The fourth of eight children, she was raised in a middle-class family; her father worked as an engineer and her mother as a nursery school teacher.

She attended Methodist Girls College (Yaba, Lagos), before transferring to the University of Lagos.she graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative arts. While at the university, she began auditioning for acting jobs in Nollywood.

As of 2009, Nnaji was one of the best-paid female actors in Nollywood.Due to her contributions to the Nigerian movie industry, she became the first actor to be awarded Best Actress at the 2001 City Peoples Awards, the award ceremony that previously had only recognized politicians and business conglomerates.

She was also the first actor to be awarded as Best Actress by the Censors Board of Nigeria in 2003. In 2009, she was referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey.

Nnaji has featured in several commercials, include for Pronto (beverage) and Omo detergent. In 2004, she became the " Face of lux "in Nigeria in a highly lucrative sponsorship deal.In 2008, Nnaji launched the clothing line "St. Genevieve", which donates its proceeds to charity. In May 2010, she was appointed to be the official "Face of " MUD"in Nigeria.


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