Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
● Veteran Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) recently celebrated his 60th
birthday, and he is just as vibrant as ever.
● The Urhobo-born actor, director, producer, and politician, does not seem to be
slowing down with age.
● The veteran actor revealed in an interview with Chude Jideonwo that his life was
just about to get started, and we have no reason to doubt him.
● The lawyer cum actor has become a household name in the industry. And some
reasons show that Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) is not going out of demand soon in Nollywood.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) is a talented actor, lawyer, socialite, and father of
four loved by all and sundry.
He got his first degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin before proceeding to
the University Of Lagos where he studied Law.
His journey into becoming an actor began in the late ’80s. He featured in the TV soap
opera, Ripples. This was after his first bachelor’s degree.
Ever since, he has become simply unstoppable and has kept soaring high in his acting
career. He has so far been nominated for and won major Nollywood movie awards. He
was a nominee for the Best Supporting Actor in the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice
Award. He won the lifetime achievement award in the 12th Africa Movie Academy
Award in 2016.
Even at 60, the king of the silver screen has no immediate plan for retirement. He made
this clear with the caption on his birthday post on Instagram.
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The ovation he received on his birthday, and these ten reasons show that Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) is not going out of demand soon in Nollywood.
1. Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) Is Talented
RMD is a man of many talents. This is why he has not only achieved success as an
actor but also as a writer and a producer. It is not every day you get to see a teacher, a
lawyer, a politician, a journalist, an actor, a life coach, a public speaker, a master of
ceremonies, and more in one man.
Richard served as the special adviser to the Governor in his home state in 2008.
Afterward, he served twice as the commissioner for Culture and Tourism.
Over the years, he has formed bonds and maintained a good relationship with some
other big names and celebrities in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The actor is well connected and influential.
His educational background in theatre arts and his many years of award-winning roles
in the Nollywood industry make it nearly impossible for RMD to go out of demand.
4. Has A Great Personality
Aside from his endearing physical attributes, the funky actor is widely loved by fans and
colleagues for his amiable personality. This is evident by the number of females in his
5. Experienced Controversies/Scandals
Staying on top of trends is a way to maintain relevance in the Nigerian entertainment
industry. Controversy and scandals are some of the ways to achieve this. Fortunately
and unfortunately, RMD has had his own share of controversy and scandalous
The awards, recognitions, and the following on his social media pages are enough to
prove this point. RMD is a popular actor and a name that will continue to resonate with
lovers of Nollywood movies for a long time to come.
7. Has Loyal Fans
We all need one or two supporters to motivate us and keep us going when times are
hard in our personal life or career journey.
Celebrity status in Nigeria is tied to the number of loyal fans you have. RMD has got a
bunch of these, thus, he is not going down anytime soon.
Hard work, they say, beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard. The veteran actor was able
to come this far not by his talent alone. Hard work was an ingredient too.
If he was able to achieve so much through hard work, he can still do more even at 60.
What more? The father of four has declared on his 60th birthday that he won’t tire.
RMD was a Sunday school teacher for many years. This portrays his love for teaching
and Christianity as a religion. As they say, a man who has God has everything.
10. He Is The Ladies Man
It is safe to say RMD is unlikely to go out of demand soon in Nollywood as long as
Nigerian ladies still watch Nollywood movies.