6 July 1961
|Occupation||Actor, former Politician|
Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo (born 6 July 1961), popularly known as RMD, is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, and lawyer. He is also a 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.He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.
Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State. 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 Newspapersand 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 appointed as the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourismto the then Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2008, then became the commissioner for the Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria in 2009. His tenure ended in 2015.
Mofe-Damijo was married to Nigerian journalist/publisher, May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE).After her death in 1996, Richard Mofe-Damijo remarried TV personality, Jumobi Adegbesan, who later left TV for the corporate world.
Mofe-Damijo has four children: two with his current wife and two from his previous marriage .
|1997||Out of Bounds||with Bimbo Akintola & Racheal Oniga|
|1998||Scores to Settle||with Liz Benson & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde|
|Diamond Ring||Chief Dike||with Liz Benson & Gbadewonuola Oyelakin aka Teju Babyface|
|The Price||with Eucharia-Anunobi EKWU|
|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 Stella Damasus-Aboderin, 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||with Iretiola Doyle|
|The Wedding Party||Felix Onwuka||with Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle & Adesua Etomi|
|The Grudge||with Doyle and Funmi Holder|
|2017||10 Days in Sun City||Otunba Ayoola Williams||with Ayo Makun & Adesua Etomi|
|The Wedding Party 2||Felix Onwuka||with Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle & Adesua Etomi|
|Love Is War||Dimeji Phillips||with Omoni Oboli|
|2021||King of Boys: The Return||Reverend Ifeanyi||with with Sola Sobowale, Toni Tones, Reminisce and Illbliss|
|2021||Castle & Castle||Tega Castle||with Dakore Akande and Deyemi Okanlawon|
|2009||5th Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Film In Nigeria||State of The Heart||Nominated|
|2012||2012 Best of Nollywood Awards||Special Recognition Award||Himself||Won|
|2015||2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Supporting Actor||30 days in Atlanta||Nominated|
|2016||12th Africa Movie Academy Awards||LifeTime Achievement Award||Himself||Won|
|2017||2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards||Best Actor in Leading Role||Himself||Nominated|
|Africa Movie Academy Awards||Nominated|
|Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2021||Net Honours||Most Popular Actor||Himself||Nominated|
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