Richard Mofe-Damijo: 10+ Buzz Facts You Should Know About The Showbiz Icon


Born in Warri, Delta State Nigeria to a family of 18, Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD, as he is popularly called is legendary Nollywood actor and showbiz icon ho has graced the silver screen for over 30 years.

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His story hasn’t been one of grace alone but of grass alsRichard Mofe-Damijo, RMD, as he is popularly called is legendary Nollywood actor and showbiz icon ho has graced the silver screen for over 30 years and BuzzNigeria gives you a detailed account of how the popular actor’s rise to stardom began.

15 Facts About Richard Mofe-Damijo You Should Know

Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) was born on July 6, 1961.

He attended Midwest College, Warri, and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the school’s Drama Club.

After his secondary education, Richard Mofe-Damijo proceeded to the University of Benin where he bagged a degree in Theatre Arts. In 1997, he returned to the University of Lagos to study law and graduated in 2004.

Upon graduation from the University of Benin, RMD took part in a television soap opera in the late 80’s titled Ripples. Before then, he had a stint with Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine as a reporter.

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Richard Mofe-Damijo

RMD became a household name when he played Segun Kadri in Amaka Igwe’s Checkmate.

Out of Bounds was the first film for which he received a writer/producer credit. His other blockbuster movies include  Hostages, Diamond Ring, Private Sin, etc.

Mofe-Damijo was married to a foremost Nigerian journalist late May Ellen Ezekiel,  popularly known as MEE. After MEE’s death in 1996, he married again, this time to former AIT presenter, Jumoke Adegbesan.

He has five children in total – four from his current marriage and one from his previous marriage with MEE.

In December 2013, Richard Mofe-Damijo’s son, Oghenekome Mofe Damijo got married to his beau, Eniola Oluwafunmilayo in a well-attended ceremony. The handsome actor became a grandfather in March 2015 when his son and wife gave birth to a baby boy.

He was 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.

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In 2014, telecoms giant, Globacom announced the signing of RMD alongside other top actors, including Pa Aluwe, Zebrudaya, Mr. Latin, Madam Kofo among others as the company’s brand ambassadors.

The Actor floated a PR outfit, Whitewater Ltd. with its office located at Ikeja, Lagos.