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Rita Dominic Don Pedro-Obaseki pens open letter to actress

Don Pedro addresses the Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic's statement that not all Nollywood movies should be shown in the Cinema.

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Rita Dominic


Don Pedro-Obaseki has shared an open letter to Rita Dominic on Social media, causing an uproar online.

In the post, the popular producer was addressing the veteran Nollywood actress' statement that not all Nollywood movies should be shown in the Cinema.

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Don-Pedro Obaseki

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Read his reaction to the actress' controversial statement below:

"AN APPEAL TO #RITA_DOMINIC - From Don Pedro Obaseki.

"My dear star, sister & colleague', Rita Nwaturocha (aka Rita Dominic & once upon a time, Rita Lamb), I've had the inglorious privilege of reading about your "Table Shakings" and the reactions they've elicited.

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Rita Dominic

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"Ma, humility is a virtue, and caution ain't cowardice! I remember a few times around 2003-2006, when you used to "sweat" at Chico's in Bank Olemoh, roaming from one set to the other, while recording TWO or THREE movies at the same Time!

"Don't be like Chichidodo, the proverbial Ghanaian bird in Ayi kwe Armah's novel. Chichidodo was the bird that hated shit, but feeds only on the maggots from Shit.

"Please dearie. Leave that Table alone. It is fragile and you are right atop it dressed in your Sunday Best! But the table floats on the Lagoon of filth and jaded black trash. You may slip headlong into the murky lagoon, and because you've maligned all that may be willing to lend you a helping hand, you may be left to drown with no one to help pull you ashore.

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Rita Dominic, on point as ever

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"Life is a trickster. Let it not prank you. Learn that there's nobility in humility. No, be beans, my dear. As a free-spirited "young man", I offer this " small advice", albeit with NO PREJUDICES. Your journey from Choba & Delta Park in Uniport to where you are now is worthy of commendation. Don't waste it on an ego-trip.

"Please remain assured of my most esteemed regards.

We still love you.

-Don Pedro Obaseki, MBA, PhD."

Rita Dominic and the harsh reality of Nollywood movies

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Rita Dominic

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As earlier reported, Rita Dominic commented on the quality of Nollywood movies that show in the cinemas.

The actress took to her Instagram page to share a quote on why there are bad films.

She also said that not all Nollywood movies should be in cinemas, advising filmmakers to ensure that the quality of their work matches the hype they create for it.


Dominic isn't the first filmmaker to talk about the quality of films in the cinemas.

Earlier this year, Nigerian filmmaker and critic, Charles Novia criticized the state of cinema in 2017, saying that the artistic quality and dramatic value of movies were horrible.

Novia took to social media to reflect on how and why Nollywood has failed to produce a hit in the past three years.

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In 2017, veteran filmmaker Ego Boyo called out Nollywood for the quality of films being produced.

In series of tweets, Boyo implied that some Nigerian filmmakers focus more on technology than quality storytelling.

Rita Dominic, who is popular for films such as "76," "The Meeting," and "Fugitive," will be seen next in the upcoming movie, "The Bound" and "Light in te Dark." 

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