Richard Mofe Damijo
|Richard Mofe Damijo|
6 July 1961
Aladja, near Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
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.
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. 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. In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.
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. In 2005 at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards Mofe-Damijo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
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.
|1997||Out of Bounds||with Bimbo Akintola & Racheal Oniga|
|1998||Scores to Settle||with Liz Benson & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde|
|Diamond Ring||with Liz Benson|
|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|
|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|
|Queen||with Stella Damasus-Aboderin|
|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|
|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|
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- "Delta State Government swears in two new Commissioners". Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Ogunbayo, Modupe. "Richard Mofe-Damijo: An Actor's Actor". Newswatch. Lagos, Nigeria: Newswatch. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- Balogun, Sola. "Acting on stage is my greatest passion". Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria: The Sun Publishing Limited. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "Richard Mofe-Damijo – Profile". New York City: African Film Festival. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "RMD: Two Decades of Screen Romance". Retrieved 26 January 2010.