6 July 1961
Aladja, Delta, Nigeria
|Occupation||actor, former politician|
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.
Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, 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 Lagosand graduated in 2004.
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.
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 .
|1997||Out of Bounds||with Bimbo Akintola & Racheal Oniga|
|1998||Scores to Settle||with Liz Benson & Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde|
|Diamond Ring||with Liz Benson|
|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-Aboderin, Chioma Chukwuka & Zack Orji|
|Private Sin||Pastor Jack||with Genevieve Nnaji, Stephanie Okereke, Olu 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|
|Queen||with Stella Damasus-Aboderin|
|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|
|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 Chukwuka, Kate 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-Aboderin, Desmond 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 Sobowale, Ireti 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 Sobowale, Ireti Doyle & Adesua Etomi|
“The Grudge” (Film) with Ireti Doyle , Funmi Holder. 2016
Awards and nominations
|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|
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