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Richard Mofe-Damijo
Born Richard Mofe-Damijo
6 July 1961 (age 56)
Occupation actor, former politician
Years active 1990s-present

Richard Mofe-Damijo (popularly known as RMD, born 6 July 1961) is a Nigerian actor and 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.[1][2]

Early life

Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near WarriDelta 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.[3] In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagosand graduated in 2004.[1][4]


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.[3][5] In 2005 at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards Mofe-Damijo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.[1]

Political career

Mofe-Damijo was the commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.[2]

Personal life

Mofe-Damijo was married to Nigerian journalist/publisher, May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE). After her death in 1996, Richard Mofe-Damijo married TV personality, Jumobi Adegbesan, who later left TV for the corporate world. Richard Mofe-Damijo has 5 children. 4 with his current wife and 1 from his previous marriage .[6]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Out of Bounds with Bimbo Akintola & Racheal Oniga
1998 Scores to Settle with Liz Benson & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Diamond Ring with Liz Benson
1999 Freedom
2003 When God Says Yes with Pete Edochie & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
The Richest Man
The Return with Segun Arinze
The Intruder with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Rita Dominic
Soul Provider with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Romantic Attraction with Stella Damasus-AboderinChioma Chukwuka & Zack Orji
Private Sin Pastor Jack with Genevieve NnajiStephanie OkerekeOlu Jacobs & Patience Ozokwor
Passions with Genevieve Nnaji & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Love with Genevieve Nnaji & Segun Arinze
Keeping Faith: Is That Love? with Genevieve Nnaji & Joke Silva
I Will Die for You with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & Segun Arinze
Emotional Pain with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
2004 The Mayors with Sam Dede & Segun Arinze
True Romance with Rita Dominic & Desmond Elliot
The Legend with Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Standing Alone with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Tony Umez
Sisters’ Enemy
Queen with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Little Angel
Kings Pride with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
I Want Your Wife
Indecent Girl Charles with Ini Edo
Indecent Act with Rita Dominic
I Believe in You with Rita Dominic
Engagement Night with Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Deadly Desire
Danger Signal with Desmond Elliot
Critical Decision with Genevieve Nnaji & Stephanie Okereke
Burning Desire with Stella Damasus-Aboderin & Mike Ezuruonye
Critical Assignment The President with Hakeem Kae-Kazim
2005 The Bridesmaid with Chioma ChukwukaKate Henshaw-Nuttal & Stella Damasus-Aboderin
Darkest Night with Genevieve Nnaji, Segun Arinze & Uche Jombo
Bridge-Stone with Liz Benson & Zack Orji
Behind Closed Doors with Stella Damasus-AboderinDesmond Elliot & Patience Ozokwor
Baby Girl with Pete Edochie
2006 Angels of Destiny
2007 Caught in the Middle
2014 30 Days in Atlanta Kimberley’s father
2016 Dinner with Iretiola Doyle
The Wedding Party Felix Onwuka with Sola SobowaleIreti Doyle & Adesua Etomi
2017 10 days in sun city Otunba Ayoola Williams with Ayo Makun & Adesua Etomi
The Wedding Party 2 Felix Onwuka with Sola SobowaleIreti Doyle & Adesua Etomi

“The Grudge” (Film) with Ireti Doyle , Funmi Holder. 2016

The Wedding Party 2

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2005 1st Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actor in Leading Role The Mayors Won
2009 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Film In Nigeria State of The Heart Nominated
2012 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards Special Recognition Award Himself Won
2015 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Supporting Actor 30 days in Atlanta Nominated
2016 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards LifeTime Achievement Award Himself Won
2017 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards Best Actor in Leading Role Oloibiri Nominated
Africa Movie Academy Awards Pending
2017Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Supporting Actor Pending


  1. Jump up to:a b c Akande, Victor (28 November 2009). “New world of A-list stars blacklisted in 2005”The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria: Vintage Press Limited. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  2. Jump up to:a b “Delta State Government swears in two new Commissioners”. Retrieved 26 January2010.
  3. Jump up to:a b Ogunbayo, Modupe. “Richard Mofe-Damijo: An Actor’s Actor”Newswatch. Lagos, Nigeria: Newswatch. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  4. Jump up^ Balogun, Sola. “Acting on stage is my greatest passion”Daily Sun. Lagos, Nigeria: The Sun Publishing Limited. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  5. Jump up^ “Richard Mofe-Damijo – Profile”. New York City: African Film Festival. Retrieved 24 August2010.
  6. Jump up^ “RMD: Two Decades of Screen Romance”. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
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