She was born on July 12, 1975 to the royal Nwaturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area in Imo state. She has her primary and secondary education in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom. Upon completion of her secondary education, she went ahead to bag a BSc degree in Theatre Arts from University of Port Harcourt in 1999.
Rita had passion for acting since when she was a child. She started performing in school plays and children’s television shows in Imo state.
Her debut movie appearance was in the movie ‘Time to Kill’, a movie that brought her to limelight. She has acted alongside other Nollywood stars like Joke Silva, Desmond Elliot, Ini Edo, Ramsey Nouah, Olu Jacobs and Genevieve Nnaji.
Some of the movie she has featured in include; Children of Terror, Face of a Liar, Aba Riot, Unforgettable, To Love a Thief, Street Life, Love You forever, Lean on Me, Accidental Discharge, Sweet Love, Singles and Married, Last Wedding, Suicide Lovers, Queen of my Heart, Desperate Billionaire, The Next Election, Run Away Prince, Saidi’s Song, Iyore, Suru L’ere (with Cameo), 76, The Blind Spot, Bound, Light in the Dark, The Big Fat Lie and many more.
2017 – Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Actress, Drama/TV Series
2015 – Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Actress in a Comedy
2014 – Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, Best Actress Lead Role
2014 – Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Supporting Actress (English)
2014 – Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival, Best Film (The Meeting)
2013 – Best of Nollywood Awards, Best Actress in Supporting Role
2013 – Nollywood Movies Awards, Best Actress in Lead Role
2013 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in Lead Role
2013 – Africa International Film Festival, Special Jury Mention Award
2013 – ELOY Awards, Female Producer of the Year
2012 – Kalasha Film Festival and Television Awards Kenya, Best Actress
2012 – Africa Movie Academy Awards, Best Actress in a Leading Role
2004 – City Peoples Awards, Outstanding Actress