- Nigerian actress Rita Dominic has reiterated her decision to celebrate the late first female combatant pilot Tolulope Arotile on her page to a follower
- A follower called Vixen Nelly criticised the actress on why she's celebrating Arotile when she was dead and not when she was alive
- The actress said that Arotile's short life can still be an inspiration to others
Nollywood actress Rita Dominic has replied to a follower who faulted her condolence post about Nigeria's first female combatant helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile.
It all started when the actress posted a photo of Tolulope in her uniform. In the caption that accompanied the image, Rita lamented how the death of the airforce woman was too soon and prayed that her soul would rest in peace.
However, it seemed that the post did not please one of the film star's followers called Vixen Nelly as she took to her comment section to air her thoughts.
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Nelly stated that people don't celebrate others until they die. According to her, the minute they die, they become stories for all news outlets. Nelly stated that it was about time Nigerians started celebrating people who have impacted the country.
Rita's follower also stated that celebrities should learn how to motivate others with the stories of their humble beginnings and stop trying to only look expensive online.
Reacting to her comment, the screen goddess told Nelly that she could also make a decision to use her page to celebrate others as it will influence the people around her.
The actress noted that the late pilot has to be respected and celebrated for those who have never heard of her until when she died so that her short life can also be an inspiration.
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Rita Dominic celebrated her 45th birthday.
The Imo born award-winning actress, took to her Instagram page to mark the big day. She shared a video of some gold-coloured balloons with "Happy Birthday Rita D" written on one. Falz's Bop Daddy could be heard playing in the background.
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