Legendary Nigerian actor, writer, producer, director and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State Richard Mofe-Damijo (popularly known as RMD) was born on July 6,1961 in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State.
He attended Midwest College, Warri, and Anglican Grammar School and while in school, he was a member of the Drama Club. He holds degrees in Theatre Arts and Law from the University of Benin and the University of Lagos respectively.
After graduation, he worked as a reporter with Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine. RMD made his first television appearance after his graduation when he took part in a television soap opera in the late 80’s called Ripples. He received a writer/producer credit in the movie “Out of Bounds”.
He has since then featured in several Nigerian movies and Television series which includes Hostages, Scores to Settle, Diamond Ring, 30 days in Atlanta and the popular recent movie with Ireti Doyle, Banky W, and Adesua Etomi titled The Wedding Party. He is the host of Mr. X Family Show.
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In 2005 at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards Mofe-Damijo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and in 2012, he won a Special Recognition Award. In 2016, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th African Movie Academy Awards.
RMD was married to Nigerian journalist/publisher, May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE) till her demise in 1996. In 2000, he married TV personality, Jumobi Adegbesan, who later left TV for the corporate world. RMD has 4 children. 2 with his current wife and 2 from his previous marriage. He also has grandchildren.