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Richard Mofe Damijo Biography and Profile

Richard Mofe Damijo
Richard Mofe Damijo


Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo (born 6th July 1961), popularly known as RMD, is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, and lawyer. He was also a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State in 2009. 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.

Richard Mofe-Damijo pens beautiful open letter to his son as he turns 18 -  Media Room HubEarly life

Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, 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.

Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) releases statement after surviving car crash -  Information NigeriaCareer

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. On 5 January 2017, he hosted the 2016 GLO-CAF Awards alongside with Nigerian journalist Mimi Fawaz. On 8 December 2021, he won an award at Ghana, a Black Star Honor at the Rhymes on Da Runway in Gold coast, Ghana.

Political career

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

Personal life

Mofe-Damijo was married to Nigerian journalist/publisher, Late 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

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