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Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo is a famous Nigerian actor and a veteran. He is a talented producer, director, politician and philanthropist. In 2014, telecoms giant, “Globacom” signed RMD as the company’s brand ambassadors.

RMD as he is fondly called was born on 6 July, 1961in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State. Mofe-Damjo had his secondary education at the Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and while in school, RMD was a member of the school’s Drama Club.

After his Secondary education, his mum wanted him to become a lawyer but instead the Actor, went to the University of Benin in Edo State, Nigerian where he got his first degree in Theatre Art. In 1997, Richard went back to Lagos State University to study law, ostensibly to satisfy his mother’s desire for him.

After his tertiary education, Richard Mofe-Damijo started off with Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine as a reporter before venturing off into the Nigerian Movie industry (Nollywood).

Mofe-Damijo made his first appearance in the late 80’s soap opera titled “Ripples” and it sky-rocketed him to fame. He also received his first producer and writer credit for his work on the Nigerian film titled “Out of Bounds”.

Ever since then, the veteran actor has starred in more than 50 Nollywood Movies, which includes: Violated (1996), 30 Days in Atlanta (2014), Oloibiri (2015), Okafor’s Law (2016), The wedding Party 1&2, Three wise men (2017) and the brand new African Magic Telenovela “Hush”.

Richard Mofe-Damijo has also received multiple awards over the years and these includes: Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2005 1st African Movie Academy Awards for his role in the movie “The Mayors”, Special Recognition Award (2012), Life Time Achievement Award (2016) at the 12th Africa Movie Award Academy and he was also nominated for the Award of Best Actor in Leading Role and the Best Supporting Actor.

In 2009, Richard Mofe-Damijo was Appointed and sworn in as the commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State by the then Governor of the State Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan. He served as a commissioner for two terms.

Richard was married to his long-time girlfriend May Ellen Ezekiel (MEE) the popular publisher of the Classique Magazine, editor of Quality Magazine, host of Mee & You Television Talk Show and a philanthropist.

She died on March 23, 1996 during a fibroid operation in Lagos due to complications. RMD and his late wife MEE had a son Oghenekome who now fathers two children which makes RMD an automatic grandfather.

Richard found love again in the popular TV presenter, Jumobi Adegbesan and he wasted no time in tying the knot with her in 29 December 2000. Jumobi Adegbesan was a presenter with the African Independent Television where she was the host of the lunch break show before leaving the media house to pursue her business. His union with Jumobi is blessed with four lovely children.

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