I was paid N10,000 for my first movie role — Rita Dominic


Nollywood actress Rita Dominic has revealed that she was paid the sum of N10,000 for her first movie role.

Rita Dominic made this revelation in a recent interview with Joy 99.7 FM in Ghana.

When asked about the lowest amount she has ever received for a movie role, she said, “The first film I did, the filmmaker paid me N35,000. But he owed me N25,000 for how many months. In fact, he didn’t even pay me the balance. He paid me only N10,000.”

The actress said when she started acting, Nollywood wasn’t lucrative but she was driven by her passion.

She said “I just wanted to be an actor. And to be honest, there was no money in Nollywood back then. We were just doing it for passion. We have the passion for the art which was what fuelled us.

“It was very challenging. But we just kept doing it until the industry got bigger and bigger. And obviously, the pay became much better.”