The 360Date with Rita Dominic was definitely a serene evening of good wine, food, and amazing conversation!
360DATE took two lucky winners on a dinner date with the delectable Rita Dominic. But it didn’t stop at that, as the date progressed, the trio were joined by talented artiste, P.R.E (Pretty, Rude and Entertaining) making it a good addition to the evening.
The two winners Handel and Tunji were chosen based on their winning comments below:
Handel Oby Ndu – April 15, 2013 6:11:50 pm
One of the things I said to sis Rita when I first came on twitter was “I don’t know what I’ll do if I see you” and then she replied by saying “a simple HI would do”. Am an extremely shy lady and I was lucky to be at the premiere of “Journey to self” and bang! she was there! But I was too shy to say hi,I kept staring and couldn’t take my eyes off her. Several other times I’ve wished to say hi but I can’t pls this is my only opportunity am dying to dine with you.
Tunji – April 15, 2013 4:26:22 pm
As an upcoming actor myself,it would not only be an honour but also a privilege to sit opposite an icon. But I can tell you now that it won’t just be lunch or dinner. It will be an opportunity to learn and intune myself with techniques on being better at my craft and as a person, because not only being an entertainer I’m sure you are an excellent motivator. Thanx for your audience. See you on the day. Its a date *wink*.
The Dinner which took place on the 6th of June 2013 was sponsored by Bazaar Restaurant which is located on the 4th Floor, Mega Plaza, 14 Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island Lagos.
Below are comments by the winners describing their experiences of the date:
Handel’s 360Date Experience:
“As I walked to the venue where I was to meet the Lady of my dream, my Icon, Rita Dominic I still wasn’t sure if I was dreaming or if it was real. I kept pinching myself to wake up but the pains I felt told me it was real.
Meeting the other winner also calmed my nerves a bit. We chatted for a while and alas! She arrived! As she walked into the restaurant I felt a gush of spasms all over me, I stood there stunned and lost for words while I kept staring at the lady of my dream, I tried to be myself but was emotionally carried away. I was still lost in my own thoughts when she walked up to me and said “say hi”.
At that moment, I couldn’t even utter a word when she gave me the warmest and tightest hug I’ve ever received in my lifetime. I was shaking like a jellyfish and she kept telling me to calm down. How could I calm down; when I was standing right beside my idol the delectable Queen of Zamunda!! I had to touch her again to be sure I was really awake. We finally sat down to have dinner but because I was still emotionally carried away she had to help place my order. It felt absolutely good just sitting right next to her chatting about movies and life in general. Dinner was finally over and it was time to say our goodbyes. I dreaded that moment because I felt it should never come and that I might not get that opportunity again but then she left with a promise to certainly do dinner with us someday. We hugged again and I watched her drive off. 6th of June 2013, a day stuck to my head like glue, a day a dream finally came true. I will always celebrate its anniversary!”
Tunji’s 360Date Experience:
“I had a wonderful evening dining with Rita Dominic. We got to discuss about our craft (acting) and many other ways to be more professional in the industry and take it to greater heights. Contrary to what people might think, our celebrities are human beings like us. But they strive hard to keep you the public entertained. She gave me a new sense of belonging in the industry and shared some great experiences of hers. I feel honoured and overwhelmed and I want to say a BIG thanks to 360Nobs for giving the public opportunities like this to get up close and personal with your favorite celebrity”
360NoBS would like to thank BAZAAR RESTAURANT for sponsoring the 360DATE with RITA DOMINIC. Check out the beautiful interior of the restaurant below. Its definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been there before – 4th Floor, Mega Plaza, 14 Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
We would also like to thank all those who participated in the competition and a MASSIVE thanks to the delectable Rita Dominic.
All pictures were taken by Kola Oshalusi of Insignia Media for 360nobs.com