Richard Mofe Damijo at 61!

by Duchess Magazine

Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo was born on 6th July 1961, Aladja, Delta, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, lawyer, and former journalist. He is Married to Jumobi Adegbesan and their union is blessed with five children.

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

He attended Midwest College, Warri and furthered to Anglican Grammar School where he joined a Drama Club.

He studied Theatre Arts in University of Benin. In 1997, he began his study in Law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.

After graduating from the university, Mofe partook in a soap opera titled Ripples but really came to limelight as Segun Kadiri in “Checkmate”.
Meanwhile, prior to all this, he was a writer at Concord Newspapers Metro Magazine, and Quality.

The first film which he received a writer producer credit for was “Out of Bounds”.

In 2005, at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards , RMD as widely addressed won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

On December 8, 2021, he won an award at Ghana, a Black Star Honor at the Rhymes on Da Runway in Gold coast, Ghana.

He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.

We wish this living legend many more fruitful years.

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