How much I was paid for my first acting job – Rita Dominic

A seasoned Nigerian actress Rita Dominic has disclosed the pitiful sum of money she was paid for her first acting job in the industry.

In a recent interview with Ghana’s Joy 99.7 FM, she said that the first movie she starred in paid her N10,000.

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic clarified that although the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) wasn’t profitable when she first started acting, she was motivated by her enthusiasm.

“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

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

When asked how much she was paid for her first acting job, Rita Dominic responded saying;

“The first film I did, the filmmaker paid me N35,000. But he owed me N25,000 for many months. In fact he didn’t even pay me the balance. He paid me only N10,000”