Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo, better known as RMD, is a Nigerian actor, director, producer, investor, politician, philanthropist, and former Delta Culture and Tourism Commissioner.
In 2005, he won the African Film Academy Award for best lead actor. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th American Film Academy Awards in 2016.
Richard Mofe Damio RMD has appeared in over 200 films, including Out of Bound, Scores to Settle, Diamond Ring, The Messenger, Hostages, and a lot more.
His career’s success prompted his fans to search the Internet to find out more about RMD net worth, career, and personal life.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD Profile
- Name: Richard Mofe Damijo
- Known As: RMD
- Age: 59 years old
- State of Origin: Delta State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: Former Journalist, Actor, Producer, and Politician.
- Marital Status: Married
- Net Worth: $7 million (2.94 Billion Naira)
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD Biography
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD is a Nigerian actor, director, producer, investor, politician and philanthropist, and former culture and tourism commissioner in Delta State.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD was born on the 6th of July, 1961, in the Aladja community of the kingdom of Udu in Warri, a state in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. He is currently 59 years old.
Former Culture and Tourism Commissioner of Delta State, Nigeria. Richard Mofe Damijo, RMD, completed his primary studies at Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, and obtained his first school leaving certificate.
After completing primary school, Richard Mofe Damijo RMD went to Mid-West college in Warri. However, he finished his secondary school studies at the Anglican Grammar School in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
During his secondary studies, Richard Mofe Damijo RMD was actively involved in theater and the performing arts. He joined the Drama Club back in school.
After finishing his secondary school education, Richard Mofe Damijo RMD went to the University of Benin in Edo State in Nigeria, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Honours in Theatre Arts.
After obtaining his degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Benin in 1997, Richard Mofe Damijo RMD continued his studies at the University of Lagos for a law degree, Richard Mofe Damijo RMD obtained in 2004 a master’s degree in Law.
After completing his graduate studies, Richard Mofe Damijo RMD worked as a Nigerian journalist.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD Career
Richard Mofe Damijo’s biography will not be complete without looking into his acting career, which has practically made him what he is today and also contributing a lot to Richard Mofe Damijo RMD net worth. He started his acting career after quitting the media industry as a journalist.
He then joined the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood) and starred in his first television series titled “Ripples.” The film became very popular and made him famous. The series “Ripples” won him the award for the best actor in the leading role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD has appeared in over two hundred (200) Nollywood films, some of which include “Out of Bound,” Hostages, Scores to Settle, Diamond Ring, The Messenger, among others.
However, the film “Out of Bound” was the first film in which the veteran actor in 2005, during the first edition of the African Film Academy Awards, received credit for writers/producers and won the best actor for the best lead actor.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD Movies
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD has starred in over 200 movies and television series locally and internationally, below is the list of his selected work;
- Out of Bounds, 1997
- Hostages, 1997
- Scores to Settle, 1998
- Diamond Ring, 1998
- Freedom, 1999
- When God Says Yes, 2003
- Love, 2003
- Keeping Faith: Is That Love, 2003
- Romantic Attraction, 2003
- The Intruder, 2003
- I Will Die For You, 2003
- Emotional Pain, 2003
- The Mayors, 2004
- True Romance, 2004
- The Legend, 2004
- I want Your Wife, 2004
- Indecent Act, 2004
- Engagement Night, 2004
- Critical Decision, 2004
- Burning Desire, 2004
- Critical Assignment, 2004
- The Bridesmaid, 2005
- Darkest Night, 2005
- Behind Closed Doors, 2005
- Welcome to Nollywood, 2007
- 30 Days in Atlanta, 2014
- Oloibiri, 2015
- Okafor’s Law, 2016
- Three Wise Men, 2016
- Dinner, 2016
- The Wedding Party, 2016
- The Grudge, 2016
- Hush, 2016- 2017
- I Love My Wife Even After Death in 2017
- 10 days in Sun City in 2017
- The Wedding Party 2, 2017
- Boxing Day: A Day After Christmas, 2017
- My God never fails me, 2018
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018
- Cross Roads, 2018
- God Calling, 2018
- Chief Daddy, 2018
- Blood And Oil, 2019
- The Hour, 2019
- Castle And Castle, 2019
RichardMofe Damijo RMD Awards And Recognition
In 2005, Richard Mofe Damijo RMD won the Best Actor award in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Other notable ones include;
- Special Recognition Award, Best of Nollywood Awards in 2012
- Lifetime Achievement Award, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016
- The overall Best Actor in a Leading Role, in the movie Cross Road, Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2018
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD Personal Life
In 1996 Richard Mofe Damijo RMD married his longtime girlfriend, Mary Ellen Ezekiel. The marriage ended later after her death. In 2000 Richard Mofe Damijo RMD remarried with his second wife, Jumobi Adegbesan, and the union is currently blessed with children.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD Political Career
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD was appointed the special adviser on culture and tourism by the then-governor f Delta state, Emmanuel Uduagan, in 2008. He then became commissioner of culture and tourism in Delta State, Nigeria, in 2009. He served the state till 2015 when his tenure ended.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD Net Worth
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD is currently one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and most influential actors. Richard Mofe Damijo RMD net worth is currently estimated at $7 million, which is equivalent to 2.94 billion Naira.