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Why I Quit Acting – Rita Dominic

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Veteran Nollywood actress Rita Dominic has revealed why she took a sabbatical from the screen.

The thespian said she gave up stardom in 2002 and moved to the United Kingdom UK, because she was dealing with personal issues.

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She said while in the UK, she started working as a caregiver for adults with special needs.

Speaking at the 2024 Women of Valour Conference in Accra, Ghana, Dominic said while some might view her job as a caregiver as a “step-down”, she didn’t because taking care of others brought her joy and purpose.

She said, “In 2001/2002 I stopped acting. I left the [movie] industry and moved to London because it was a very dark period in my life. I fell out with some friends I considered family. And I just gave up acting for a while. I needed to get out of that space for a minute.

“And then I moved to London and gave up stardom. You won’t believe this, this is something I’ve never told people before. While in London, I was trying to make ends meet so I started working in a care home as a caregiver for adults with special needs. While some might view it as a step-down, I don’t. Taking care of others brought me joy and purpose at a time I needed it most.”

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Ojogwu Godwin Chukwudi hailed from Delta State. A young talented personality, Alumnus of Delta State university,Abraka Studied Library and information science. He is an intellectual cyber communicator expert and a prolific blogger professional.

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