#ManCrushMonday: Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nigeria's iconic actor

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Posted on Jan 8 2018 - 2:57pm by admin

Hey Monday lovers, it’s another beautiful Monday and today we are crushing on the one and only Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD  was born on the 6th of July, 1961 at Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri in Delta State.

He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club. He enrolled at 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 Lagos and graduated in 2004.

Richard Mofe-Damijo is aging in style.play

Richard Mofe-Damijo is aging in style.

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RMD 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.

The ageless silver fox, Richard Mofe Damijoplay

The ageless silver fox, Richard Mofe Damijo

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After years of acting, RMD ventured into politics as he was appointed Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta state.

Richard Mofe Damijo as Gunpowder in "Oloibiri"play

Richard Mofe Damijo as Gunpowder in “Oloibiri”

 

In 2016 he won the Life Time Achievement award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards. Richard Mofe-Damijo is married to  Jumobi Adegbesan and he is also a father to five lovely children.

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