Popular Comedian, Bovi, took to his Instagram page to write a very long and a heartfelt tribute message to Rita Dominic who turned 42 yesterday, 12th July.
The message reads, “When I started working as RMD’s personal assistant in 2004, I came across most of the entertainers who were pretty popular at the time. In all honesty, many of them were not nice. It makes me remember the few who were. I don’t blame them though. The hysteria from fans usually left them exposed and vulnerable to something thats hard to handle : fame. And Rmd was huge (he still is). Like when you saw RMD, every other being around him seemed like shadows. I know this because he would later send me on errands back to some of these stars and when I told them “we met the last time. I was the one with RMD” they would have this surprised look. Absolutely no recollection.[AdSense-A]
Rita however falls in the bracket of the select few who didn’t have to notice but she did. This is all the more interesting because I did something virtually every entertainer hates. On my first encounter with her, once she answered my greetings warmly, I called up a friend and passed the phone to Rita to talk to. She indulged me. Looking back, I cringe because that was pushing my luck (and excitement) too far.
I will later help Rita under the instructions of my Oga with some print jobs. That was in 2005. After that, we didn’t cross paths again. I will see Rita again 7 years later at 2faces birthday party. I coyly went up to her and said “good evening. My name is Bovi. Don’t know if you remember….”. “bovi are you stupid? Like really? you’re asking me if I remember you”, she obstructed! We hugged, and laughed and caught up with time.
My two “first” meetings with her taught me two lessons in humility. One; It’s very hard to fake. Two; It is however learnable. I’m still learning it.[AdSense-B]
Riri, As natural and ordinary as those instances seem, they went a long way in boosting someone’s self confidence and belief. Maya Angelou said our legacy is not the monuments we build or money we make; our legacy is the lives we touch. I am one of your legacies. Happy birthday Rita Dominic.”