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Richard "RMD" Mofe Damijo

Date of Birth | July 6, 1961 (60 years)


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Richard Mofe Damijo (born July 6, 1961) is a Nigerian Actor. He made his acting debut in the popurlar 80’s Nigeria TV soap, “Ripples”. In 2005, Damijo received the award for Best Actor in A Leading Role at the maiden edition of the Africa Movie Academy Award for his performance in Dickson Iroegbu’s film, “The Mayors”. In 2012, Damijo received a Special Recognition Award at the 4th Best of Nollywood Awards; and in 2016, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Award.

Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as RMD was born in Aladja, Delta State. He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School where he was a member of the Drama Club. Damijo proceeded to the University of Benin and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. Damijo holds a second degree in Law from the University of Lagos.

Prior to his acting debut, Damijo worked as a reporter for Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine. In 1996, Damijo starred as Tega in Amaka Igwe’s film, “Violated”. In 1997, Damijo made his debut as a Screenwriter and Producer in the film “Out of Bounds”, which he also starred. Described as a consummate professional with an evergreen career, Damijo is notable for: “Hostages” (1997), “Scores to Settle” (1998), “Diamond Ring” (1998), “Freedom” (1999), “Intruder” (2003), “Private Sin” (2003), “Love: Silent Guest House” (2003), “Keeping Faith: Is That Love” (2003), “The Mayors” (2004), “I Want Your Wife” (2004), “Critical Decision” (2004), “Critical Assignment” (2004), “Behind Closed Doors” (2005), “The Bridesmaid” (2005), “Bridge Stone” (2005), “The Convenant Church” (2006), “Caught in The Middle” (2007), 3”0 Days in Atlanta” (2014), “Dinner” (2016), “The Wedding Party” (2016), “The Grudge” (2016), “Okafor’s Law” (2016), “Oloibiri” (2016), “Three Wisemen” (2017), “10 Days in Sun City” (2017), “The Wedding Party: Destination Dubai” (2017), “Boxing Day: A Day After Christmas” (2017). Other works includes: “Soul Provider”, “The Richest Man”, “When God Says Yes”, “Passions”, “Emotional Pain”, “I Will Die For You”, “True Romance”, “The Return”, “Ayomida”, “Emotional Pain”, “The Legend”, “Queen”, “Indecent Act”, “Indecent Girl”, “Standing Alone”, “Sister’s Enemy”, “Engagement Night”, “I Believe in You”, “Burning Desire”, “Baby Girl”, “Angels of Destiny”. Damijo starred as Bem in the Africa Magic Telenovela, “Hush”.

Damijo was married to Late Journalist May Ellen Ezekiel (till 1996), and together they have 1 child. In 2000, Damijo married former TV host, Jumobi Damijo (nee Adegbesan), and together they have 4 children.
Twitter: @RMofeDamijo
Instagram: @mofedamijo