Rita Dominic reveals job she did in UK after she quit acting

Seasoned Nigerian actress, Rita Dominic, has revealed why she took a sabbatical from appearing in Nollywood movies.

The 48-year-old thespian said she gave up acting and stardom around 2001/2002 and moved to the United Kingdom UK, because she was dealing with personal issues.

Rita Dominic, who was speaking at the 2024 Women of Valour Conference in Accra, Ghana, revealed that while in the UK, she started working as a caregiver for spec!al needs adults.

Rita Dominic

She 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.

The actress 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 spec!al 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.”