Richard Mofe Damijo

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Richard Mofe Damijo
Born Richard Mofe-Damijo
(1961-07-06) 6 July 1961 (age 53)
Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
Occupation Actor, politician

Richard Mofe Damijo (popularly known as RMD, born 6 July 1961) is a Nigerian actor and politician. In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.[1] Since January 2009 he is the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mofe-Damijo was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club. He enrolled into the University of Benin to continue his education and studied Theatre Arts.[3] In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.[1][4]

Career[edit]

After graduating from the university, Mofe-Damijo took part in a television soap opera in the late 80's called Ripples. Before then, he had a stint with Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine as a reporter. Out of Bounds was the first film for which he received a writer/producer credit.[3][5] In 2005 at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards Mofe-Damijo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.[1]

Political career[edit]

Mofe-Damijo is currently the commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Mofe-Damijo was married to the late May Ellen Ezekiel, a foremost Nigerian journalist popularly known as MEE. After MEE's death in 1996, Mofe-Damijo married again. He has in total five children four biological and one he adopted from his previous marriage with mee.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Out of Bounds with Bimbo Akintola & Rachel Oniga
Hostages
1998 Scores to Settle with Liz Benson & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Diamond Ring with Liz Benson
1999 Freedom
2003 When God Says Yes with Pete Edochie & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
The Richest Man
The Return with Segun Arinze
The Intruder with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Rita Dominic
Soul Provider with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Romantic Attraction with Chioma Chukwuka & Zack Orji
Private Sin Pastor Jack with Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Olu Jacobs & Patience Ozokwor
Passions with Genevieve Nnaji & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Love with Genevieve Nnaji & Segun Arinze
Keeping Faith: Is That Love? with Genevieve Nnaji & Joke Silva
I Will Die for You with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & Segun Arinze
Emotional Pain with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Ayomida
2004 The Mayors with Sam Dede & Segun Arinze
True Romance with Rita Dominic & Desmond Elliot
The Legend with Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Standing Alone with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Tony Umez
Sisters' Enemy
Queen with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Little Angel
Kings Pride with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
I Want Your Wife
Indecent Girl Charles with Ini Edo
Indecent Act with Rita Dominic
I Believe in You with Rita Dominic
Engagement Night with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Deadly Desire
Danger Signal with Desmond Elliot
Critical Decision with Genevieve Nnaji & Stephanie Okereke
Burning Desire with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Mike Ezuruonye
Critical Assignment The President with Hakeem Kae-Kazim
2005 The Bridesmaid with Chioma Chukwuka, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Darkest Night with Genevieve Nnaji, Segun Arinze & Uche Jombo
Bridge-Stone with Liz Benson & Zack Orji
Behind Closed Doors with Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Desmond Elliot & Patience Ozokwor
Baby Girl with Pete Edochie
2006 Angels of Destiny
2007 Caught in the Middle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Akande, Victor (28 November 2009). "New world of A-list stars blacklisted in 2005". The Nation (Lagos, Nigeria: Vintage Press Limited). Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Delta State Government swears in two new Commissioners". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Ogunbayo, Modupe. "Richard Mofe-Damijo: An Actor's Actor". Newswatch (Lagos, Nigeria: Newswatch). Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Balogun, Sola. "Acting on stage is my greatest passion". Daily Sun (Lagos, Nigeria: The Sun Publishing Limited). Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Richard Mofe-Damijo – Profile". New York City: African Film Festival. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "RMD: Two Decades of Screen Romance". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 

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