Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo who is well-known as RMD. He is a renowned Nigerian actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. In 2005, the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role was won by him. He received a Lifetime accomplishment Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016. Over the years, Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo has gained a very good reputation nationwide. He his currently one of the most influential Nigerian Actors Nollywood has produced.
Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo’s Biography
Mofe-Damijo was given birth to in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State. He schooled at Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was also a member of the Drama Club. He got admitted into the University of Benin to further his education and studied Theatre Arts. In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the tertiary institution to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.
After graduating from the university, Mofe-Damijo was a part of a a program titled “Tv soap opera” in the late 80’s called Ripples. Before then, he had a period of time spent with Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine as a reporter. Out of Bounds was the first film for which he got a writer/producer credit. In at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards Mofe-Damijo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the year 2005. The Iconic actor is the founder of RMD production, White Water Limited and RMD Foundation. RMD production is an entertainment platform that produces creative content, television and radio productions, broadcasting e.t.c. The fine hunk produces his own drama series, The Mr. X Family Show, kiddies show Bed time with Grandpa, and talk/live shows Bridging the gap and Made in Warri. White Water Limited is a Nigerian PR outfit that deals with public relations consultancy.
Being concerned for people, he established the RMD foundation, a platform that mentors for greatness.
Mofe-Damijo was chosen as the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourism to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, then in 2008, he became the commissioner for the Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria in 2009. His tenure ended in 2015.
Mofe-Damijo was wedded to a Nigerian journalist/publisher, May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE). After she passed on in the year 1996, Richard Mofe-Damijo then got married to TV celebrity, Jumobi Adegbesan, who later left TV for the corporate world. Mofe-Damijo currently has four kids in total from different wives. Two of his kids of which were from his present wife Jumobi Adegbesan and the other two children from his first wife. Recently In 2018, the Nollywood veteran bagged an endorsement deal with real estate company, Land lagos. He is also a brand ambassador for purple girl foundation. The Nollywood star has multi-million Naira endorsements deals with the likes of telecommunication giant Globacom and beer brand Heineken.
Here are some his awards and Nominations: The multi-awarding actor in the course of his career has clinched notable awards, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2005, Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood Awards, 2012, Best Supporting Actor, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, 2015 (Nominated), Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2016, All-time Best Actor in a Leading Role, in the movie Cross Road, Africa Movie Academy Awards, which came recently in 2018.
Richard Mofe-Damijo’s Age, Birthday & Year
The 6th of July 1961 is a very important day in the life of the veteran because he was conceived into this world on this faithful & memorable day. He is currently 59 Years old. He celebrated his birthday with his wife, kids and also his family members, colleagues and relatives who wished him well on this faithful day.
Richard Mofe-Damijo’s Net-worth – $ 17 Million
The veteran actor is notably ranked as one of the wealthiest and most influential celebrities with an estimated Net-worth of about $17 million dollars With a number of exceptional movies that have received enormous sales, not excluding endorsement deals and business as well. Richard has left an indelible mark in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential he has been in recent years.
Finally, his ability to execute several roles (being an Actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State) perfectly, gives him that slight edge over many of his colleagues. His influence in the Nigeria film industry has increasingly grown in recent years and not excluding the fact that he has paved way for upcoming actors and actresses. The Nollywood industry has lots of talented actors specialized in different roles be it rooted in culture or not, upcoming actors watch closely how this veterans in the likes of RMD, have fared in their respective roles in order to take proper lessons before execution.
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