Everyone’s favourite Nollywood actor – Richard Mofe Damijo (popularly known as RMD) turns 55 today.
RMD is not just a talented actor and movie producer, he is a muti-talented entertainer, mentor, politician and an accomplished lawyer.
It wasn’t always this rosy for this “Warri Boy”. RMD’s rise to fame and success should serve as inspiration for many. He was born on July 6, 1961 and hails from Warri, Delta state. He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School then enrolled in the University of Benin where he studied Theatre Arts. He also has a degree in Law from University of Lagos.
He started out as a reporter with Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine before delving into acting. His first television appearance was in the 80’s where he acted in a soap opera titled ‘Ripples’. The first movie he starred in however is titled ‘Out of Bounds’. In 2005, RMD won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He has featured in over 80 Nollywood movies and has always been a ladies man.
In 2005, RMD won the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He has featured in over 80 Nollywood movies and has always been a ladies man. His dimpled smile is one of his most charming physical features and he crowns it all with an awesome personality.
Some of the movies he starred in are: 30 Days in Atlanta, Out of bounds, Diamond ring, Violated, Keeping Faith, Oloibiri, TV series Hush and a host of others.
At the 2016 AMAA Awards, held in Port Harcourt, the iconic star was honoured with a Life Time Achievement Award alongside, power couple, Olu Jacobs and his wife Joke Silva.
According to RMD, ‘Dreams come True’, shortly after being honoured with a lifetime achievement award, RMD posted this on instagram.
” So in just 33 years as a “pro-actor” I get a life time achievement award. I am humbled, thrilled and super-grateful. I want to thank all my Directors. Producers. Teachers. Colleagues… I want to particularly acknowledge Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan. Dr Mike Adenuga. My fans who continue to authenticate me. My wife who is my solid rock and safe place. And everyone that has made it with me on this incredible journey. It was an amazing night and who better to be on hand to do it for me than Ebubedike himself. The lion… Pete Edochie. I was also blessed to be in the distinguished company of 2 of my favourite people who are not just actors to me Mr and Mrs olu Jacobs. Thanks #AMAA
Dreams do come true if u hold on tight. This Warri boy has made good. It just tells me, everybody else can once they believe. God’s grace has indeed been more than sufficient for me. I am blessed beyond words. #RMDSaysSo #GodsSon #Blessed #AMAA2016 #Actor #WorkingActor #Graced” .