The Nzelu family of Ozubulu in Anambra State have returned the N70 bride price paid for the hand of their daughter, Rita Nzelu Over 14 years ago by the family of Simeon Okoro (from Imo State) to officially end the marriage between both as culture demands.
Insiders say the returning of Bride price happened in February 2018 following series of marital squabbles which has afflicted the union since 2017. According to an eye witness who witnessed the dissolution, both families decided after efforts to reconcile the couple failed both in London and Nigeria.
The person squealed that with the cultural dissolution, the actress and her husband are now free to pursue legal dissolution in the court.
Reasons adduced to the break-up of the union ranged from accusations of infidelity to jealousy. “After Rita got married bout fourteen years ago ,she decided to build her home first and then return to movies later. She did that for the first ten years or so. She temporarily left the industry to attend to family first but since she returned some years back, it has not been funny for the couple. The long hours on locations, took a toll on the marriage.
Especially as She now produces her own films and marriage and career somehow clashed….Especially as the spouse failed to Understand..”
Rita Nzelu was Nollywood’s sweet heart before she gradually went quiet and eventually vanished from the movie scene and reappeared years later in London.
Rita is a mother to Beautiful teenage Children.
Jacuzzi,One of the recent Movie the actress produced in London…
According to her Biography on Austinemedia,Rita Nzelu is a an actress, model, television personality, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. She was born and bred in Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, where she completed both her primary, secondary and tertiary education and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate, West African Senior School Certificate and Bachelor’s Degree.
In 1990, Rita joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in her first movie “Living in Bondage” a movie that brought Nollywood to prominence.
The movie “Living in Bondage” became a blockbuster and skyrocketed her to limelight. She is very gifted, creative, skillful and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles and can fit in any character.
Rita has acted in more than 100 Nollywood movies including Nneka the Pretty Serpent, Long John, Odenigbo, Ukwa, Living in Bondage, Baby Mama, Unforgiven, etc.
She has won several awards which include Best Actress of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
She has also won the Best Comedy Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for her role in the Nollywood comedy movie “Ukwa” which she starred alongside with Nkem Owoh..
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