Meet '' Richard Mofe Damijo ''– Actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State.

Richard Mofe Damijo ( popularly known as RMD ) was born on the 6th of July, 1961. His native land is the Aladja commune of the Udu Kingdom, which is located near Warri, Delta State. He received his primary and secondary educations at the Anglican Grammar School, where he became a devoted member of the Drama Group. It is a well-known fact that after this, Richard Mofe Damijo attended Midwest College. Then he got admission into the University of Benin where he studied Theatre Arts. In 1997 Richard decided to go to the University of Lagos to study law, and in 2004 he graduated the University.


After graduating from the University of Lagos, Mofe-Damijo kicked off his career as a reporter for Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine. Also, in the late 80’s he acted in a television soap opera called “Ripples”. By the way, he is not just one of the most famous actors in Nigeria, but he also used to be the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. Speaking about his filmography career, it is important to mention that he acted in many different movies. The first film he took part in was “Out of Bounds” in 1997. At the African Movie Academy Awards, Richard Mofe Damijo got the award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2005.

Richard Mofe Damijo was born into a family of 18. He said that love, support, understanding, and honesty are the main conditions for a happy family life. He was first married to one of the famous journalists and publishers of Nigeria, May Ellen-Ezekiel. They were happy together, and had a son named Oghenekome Mofe Damijo. But in 1996 May Ellen-Ezekiel’s passed away. Soon after, Richard married another woman.

His current wife, Jumobi Adegbesan, was a TV presenter, who later left TV for the corporate world. Now they have four children, two sons, and two daughters. They are really happy together. Richard Mofe Damijo loves his family so much, and he tries to be the best role model for his children.



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