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From Lagos to Toronto! Get the Exclusive Scoop on Rita Dominic’s Experience so far at #TIFF16 in Part 1 of her 3-Part Series on BN



Hi guys,

As you know the Toronto International Film Festival is ongoing and it is such a huge deal to be a part of it.

I am so proud of my industry Nollywood for the opportunity the Toronto International Film Festival brought this year. I’m extra proud because of the movie ’76 which was essentially a labour of love for every one of us…. I’m happy we finally get to show it to the whole world.

I promised to share my journey with you…here is what I’ve been up to so far!

Lagos to Toronto

From Lagos to Doha to New York before we finally got to Toronto… it was a long trip. I was exhausted for most of the time but connecting with fans via Facebook was a major highlight of the trip.

Between Lagos and Doha I tried to watch a movie, sleep had a better idea…

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And because I got so many questions on my outfit, I am wearing an Abaya by Ene Maya 😉

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The Premiere

My outfit was custom made by the amazing Lisa Folawiyo. Two sketches were sent to us and everyone already knew which one I’d choose 🙂 ..

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I was styled by Yummie Ogbebor.

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Our movie ’76 was screened to a sold-out audience at the Isabel Bader theatre in Toronto. Here I am with my co-stars, the producers and director.

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Some reviews are also in. Here’s a favourite from Stephen Mayne: “The best moments come in an extended game of hide and seek, Dewa attempting to get out of the base and alert the authorities while pursuers circle in jeeps trying to hunt him down. It’s played carefully, ratcheting up tension without rushing. Nouah aids the moment, mixing fear into his character’s taciturn discipline. He’s a good foil for his more open wife who wears frustrations, often with him, more openly. Dominic does an excellent job at working her character up into a lather without hyperbolic emoting.”

It was all so exciting!

Press Press Press!

I’ve had a flurry of interviews after the premiere.

Here I am in this gorgeous print Elvira Jude dress styled again by Yummie Ogbebor…We had interviews at Exclusives TV and TMTV.

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There’s still so much in store for us and I can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for Part 2 of my “Lagos To Toronto” series!


  1. Anon

    September 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    She gets it. She totally gets it.

    • elle

      September 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      i tell you guys this lady is the sweetest

  2. Mama

    September 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Aww Rita. I absolutely adore you!

  3. September baby

    September 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I’m so in love with Rita’a amazing style. Well done. When do we expect the second part?

  4. Bukonla

    September 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Stylist had me cracking.. love what the dress does to Rita’s body. Lisa folawiyo is superb at what she does!

  5. nwanneka

    September 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I love that I can see Rita s life outside of all this tiff noise. Very well done. Butter skin baby

  6. De Duchess

    September 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Rita, I know you will read this.
    I just want to tell you the world has not heard of you yet. It is just starting.
    Keep the hard work. The sky is your starting point. So proud of 76, almost like I was part of the process.

  7. Kunle

    September 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    76 has the best reviews so far at TIFF. There’s also Green white Green as well that has been praised. I have high hopes for The Arbitration too. The rest of them came to show themselves.

  8. Laura

    September 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Ahhh Lovely lady……… Its like drinking cold water on a hot day…. ?shes just lovely. Keep up the good work.

  9. Congrats.

    September 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Lovely lady. Lovely personality. Lovely smile. Comes across natural, easy, effortless, and connects effortlessly/has an effortless rapport with her audience. And, she’s pretty.
    Glad to see great reviews from international/western journalists/critics. God has extended and expanded your coasts. Levels have changed. Congratulations.


    September 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Go Nollywood, Go Madam Rita! Great Actor, Gorgeous Woman. Can’t wait to see this movie

  11. Say the truth

    September 13, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Not just k. Super K.

  12. Lulu

    September 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Rita Dominic the slaying queen!
    She should think of going into fashion, she’ll do great there.

  13. nene

    September 13, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    i’ve never been a fan of rita dominic as an actress, but she’s very pleasant and always put together.

  14. Ms jazz

    September 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Queen Ri! Very talented, super and versatile actress. This is just the beginning for you oh caramel skin

  15. Ms jazz

    September 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Conquer the world Queen!

  16. Julius

    September 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Rita is such a star. Love love love this Rita. Rita Slayminic y’all

  17. Kosi

    September 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I love this lady’s poise and mien. Keep slaying Queen R.

  18. Nystyle

    September 13, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Everyone flying Qatar air these day…them too strategically trying to market their city to compete with Dubai.

  19. chika madugba

    September 13, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    So much from Rita Dominic, to me she is the only nollywood star in tiff, i reserve my comment for 76 cos i’ve talked so much about it as if i was paid to do so to the extent that a friend of mine is flying from Aussie for the Nigerian premier, Rita Dominic is a definition of talent meets profession in a charismatic way. All eyes on you.
    Welldone ma’am

  20. Walter

    September 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Rita’s got such great style. Undeniable style. I love this series. I hope we get more gist in upcoming episodes o. This one was scanty.

  21. Briishqueen

    September 13, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I saw her at doha arrivals. Just seating with a woman…. we were on same flight. Caramel lady. She glows even at midnight in an abaya

  22. Blessing

    September 13, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    You got style Ms. Dominic, I’m so proud of you, the movie 76 got great reviews, sky’s the limit for you

  23. truthservedhot

    September 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    It seems they raised the neckline for her dress. It would been nice to see how the actual neckline would have looked on her. Maybe she should take the risk next time.

    • Mma Bb

      September 14, 2016 at 5:57 am

      I think it was a superb decision. Let the depths of her neckline be between her mirror, husband and future suckling babies.

  24. Dee

    September 14, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Rita is awesome, I love her style, class and acting talent. Looking forward to the rest of the series.

  25. Adaobi

    September 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Rita for life!????

  26. Endowed

    September 15, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I’m excited Rita, can’t wait. Glad the movie was well received, well done.

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