Richard Mofe Damijo

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Richard Mofe Damijo
Born Richard Mofe-Damijo
(1961-07-06) 6 July 1961 (age 55)
Aladja, near Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
Occupation Actor, politician
Years active 1990s-present
Website https://www.rmdtheactor.com

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

Early life[edit]

Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. Although he bears an Itsekiri name, he identifies more as an Urhobo man.[3][4] 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.[5] In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.[1][6]

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.[5][7] 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 was 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, this time to former Jumoke Adegbesan. He has five children in total; four from his current marriage and one from his previous marriage with MEE.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Out of Bounds with Bimbo Akintola & Racheal 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
2014 30 Days in Atlanta Kimberley's father
2016 Dinner Feature Film directed by Jay Franklin Jituboh and featuring Iretiola Doyle and Deyemi Okanlawon
2016 The Wedding Party Felix Onwuka

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. ^ http://urhobotoday.com/?p=4409
  4. ^ https://www.nigeriansinamerica.com/the-king-of-boys-conversation-with-richard-mofe-damijo/
  5. ^ a b Ogunbayo, Modupe. "Richard Mofe-Damijo: An Actor's Actor". Newswatch. Lagos, Nigeria: Newswatch. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Balogun, Sola. "Acting on stage is my greatest passion". Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria: The Sun Publishing Limited. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Richard Mofe-Damijo – Profile". New York City: African Film Festival. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "RMD: Two Decades of Screen Romance". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 

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