Richard Mofe Damijo is one of the most popular actors in Nigeria. He is very talented and also an interesting character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades. Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD is a veteran Nigerian actor. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood for over two decades and contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood in Nigeria and rest of the world. Aside from acting he is also a politician. In 2011, he was appointed as the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria by the former Delta State Governor.
Richard Mofe Damijo who is popularly known as RMD is a famous Nollywood actor, director, producer, investor, politician, philanthropist and a television personality. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in Nigeria. He acts mostly in glamour movie, cinema and epic movie and always plays the role of a good father and good husband in several Nollywood movies. He is currently married with lovely children.
He was born on 6th July 1961 in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 58 years old. Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD completed both his primary and secondary school education in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. He is considered as one of Nigerian most talented and prolific actor. He is always known for playing the role of a gentleman role in several Nollywood movies.
After completing his primary school education, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD proceeded to Midwest College in Warri and later completed his secondary school education at Anglican Grammar School in Warri, both in Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. During his secondary school days, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD was actively involved in drama and performing arts. He was an active member of a Drama Club in his secondary school days.
After completing his secondary school education, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD proceeded to University of Benin in Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. After obtaining his first degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin in 1997, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD went further to University of Lagos to study Law and later graduated in 2004 with a Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy. After which he went for his Law School in Abuja and was called to bar as a legal practitioner. But he refused to practice law and rather decided to pursue acting as a professional career.
After completing his tertiary education, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD first worked as a famous Nigerian journalist and was popularly known as MEE. Out of passion, he later quit the media job and joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood professionally and acted in his first television soap opera titled “Ripples” in 1996. The film became very popular and skyrocket him to prominence. The movie “Ripples” won him an award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD has acted in more than 300 Nollywood movies. Some of the movies he has acted include Out of Bounds, Hostages, Scores to Settle, Diamond Ring, The Messenger, The Wedding Party and many more. Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD is one of the highest paid actor in Nigeria and also one of the best performing actor in Nollywood.
In 1996, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD got married to his long time girlfriend Mary Ellen Ezekiel. The marriage later ended up after the death of his lovely wife Mary Ellen Ezekiel. In 2000, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD got married again to Jumobi Adegbesan and the marriage is currently blessed with beautiful children.
Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD currently has an estimated net worth of over $6 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria. He is also very popular on social media with more than a million followers on his official Instagram account. In 2011, Richard Mofe Damijo also known as RMD was honored by the Nigerian government as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) being the highest honor and award given to a celebrity who has contributed immensely to the economic growth and development of the country through entertainment.
In 2005, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) won the award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. In 2005, his role in the Nollywood blockbuster movie “The Messenger” won him the award for Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Promising Actor in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.