Richard Mofe-Damijo

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Richard Mofe-Damijo
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Mofe-Damijo at the premiere of Love Is War
Born
Richard Mofe-Damijo

(1961-07-06) 6 July 1961 (age 60)
Occupation Actor, former Politician
Years active1980s-present
Spouse(s)Jumobi Adegbesan
Children4
Website https://www.rmdtheactor.com

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. [1] [2] He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016. [3] [4]

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Early life

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. [5] In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004. [1] [6]

Career

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 [7] and Metro Magazine [8] as a reporter. Out of Bounds was the first film for which he received a writer/producer credit. [5] [9] 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

Mofe-Damijo was appointed as the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourism [10] to the then Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2008, then became the commissioner for the Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria in 2009. [2] His tenure ended in 2015. [11]

Personal life

Mofe-Damijo was married to Nigerian journalist/publisher, May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE). [12] 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 . [13]

Selected filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
1997Out of Boundswith Bimbo Akintola & Racheal Oniga
Hostages
1998Scores to Settlewith Liz Benson & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Diamond Ring Chief Dikewith Liz Benson & Gbadewonuola Oyelakin aka Teju Babyface
1999Freedom
The Pricewith Eucharia-Anunobi EKWU
2003When God Says Yeswith Pete Edochie & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
The Richest Man
The Returnwith Segun Arinze
The Intruderwith Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Rita Dominic
Soul Providerwith Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Romantic Attractionwith Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Chioma Chukwuka & Zack Orji
Private SinPastor Jackwith Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Olu Jacobs & Patience Ozokwor
Passionswith Genevieve Nnaji & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Lovewith Genevieve Nnaji & Segun Arinze
Keeping Faith: Is That Love?with Genevieve Nnaji & Joke Silva
I Will Die for Youwith Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & Segun Arinze
Emotional Painwith Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Ayomida
2004 The Mayors with Sam Dede & Segun Arinze
True Romancewith Rita Dominic & Desmond Elliot
The Legendwith Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Standing Alonewith Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Tony Umez
Sisters' Enemy
Queenwith Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Little Angel
Kings Pridewith Stella Damasus-Aboderin
I Want Your Wife
Indecent GirlCharleswith Ini Edo
Indecent Actwith Rita Dominic
I Believe in Youwith Rita Dominic
Engagement Nightwith Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Deadly Desire
Danger Signalwith Desmond Elliot
Critical Decisionwith Genevieve Nnaji & Stephanie Okereke
Burning Desirewith Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Mike Ezuruonye
Critical Assignment The Presidentwith Hakeem Kae-Kazim
2005The Bridesmaidwith Chioma Chukwuka, Kate Henshaw-Nuttal & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Darkest Nightwith Genevieve Nnaji, Segun Arinze & Uche Jombo
Bridge-Stonewith Liz Benson & Zack Orji
Behind Closed Doorswith Stella Damasus-Aboderin, Desmond Elliot & Patience Ozokwor
Baby Girlwith Pete Edochie
2006Angels of Destiny
2007Caught in the Middle
2014 30 Days in Atlanta Kimberley's father
2016Dinnerwith Iretiola Doyle
The Wedding Party Felix Onwukawith Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle & Adesua Etomi
The Grudgewith Doyle and Funmi Holder [14]
2017 10 Days in Sun City Otunba Ayoola Williamswith Ayo Makun & Adesua Etomi
2017
The Wedding Party 2 Felix Onwukawith Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle & Adesua Etomi
2019God Calling [15]
Love Is War Dimeji Phillipswith Omoni Oboli
2021 King of Boys: The Return

of the King

Reverend Ifeanyiwith with Sola Sobowale, Toni Tones, Reminisce and Illbliss

TV Shows

YearShowRoleNotes
2021 Castle & Castle Tega Castlewith Dakore Akande and Deyemi Okanlawon

Awards and nominations

YearEventPrizeRecipientResult
2009 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Film In NigeriaState of The HeartNominated
2012 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Special Recognition AwardHimselfWon
2015 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Supporting Actor30 days in AtlantaNominated
2016 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards LifeTime Achievement AwardHimselfWon
2017 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actor in Leading RoleHimselfNominated
Africa Movie Academy Awards Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
2021 Net Honours Most Popular ActorHimselfNominated

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