Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo (popularly known as RMD, born 6 July 1961) is a Nigerian actor and politician. In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.He is a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.

Early life

Mofe-Damijo was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. 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 Lagos and 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.

Political career

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

Personal life

Mofe-Damijo was married to the late May Ellen Ezekiel, a foremost Nigerian journalist popularly known as MEE. After MEE's death in 1996, Mofe-Damijo married again. He has five children in total; four from his current marriage and one from his previous marriage with MEE.



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 Chioma 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  


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