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Biography of Richard Mofe Damijo 2022: Net-worth, Early Life and Career

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– Biography of Richard Mofe Damijo –

Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, born 6 July 1961, is a famous Nigerian actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. In 2005 he won the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Biography of Richard Mofe Damijo

Facts About RMD

You are about to learn key truths about one of Nollywood’s biggest veterans. Did you know he is popularly called RMD?. Now you know!. I’m sure you are itching to learn more about him. Read on!

 Early Life and Education

Richard Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He attended Midwest College, Warri, and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club.

Moreover, After completing his basic education (Primary and Secondary School), Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) enrolled in 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 with a Master’s Degree in Law.

Career

After completing his tertiary education, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) first worked as a famous Nigerian journalist. RMD later quit the media job and joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) and acted in his first television soap opera “Ripples”.

However, “Out of Bounds” was the first film for which he received a writer/producer credit. In 2005 at the maiden edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards Mofe-Damijo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) has acted in over 200 Nollywood movies, which include Out of Bounds, Hostages, Scores to Settle, Diamond Ring, The Messenger, etc.

Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) was the commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.

Mofe-Damijo was married to Nigerian journalist/publisher, May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE). After her death in 1996, Richard Mofe-Damijo got married again to Jumobi Adegbesan.

She was a TV personality who later left TV for the corporate world. Richard Mofe-Damijo has 5 children- 4 with his current wife and 1 from his previous marriage.

Politics and Family

Mofe-Damijo was appointed as the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourism to the then Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2008.

Then he became the commissioner for the Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria in 2009. His tenure ended in 2015.

Mofe-Damijo was married to Nigerian journalist/publisher, May Ellen-Ezekiel (MEE).

After her death in 1996, Richard Mofe-Damijo married TV personality, Jumobi Adegbesan, who later left TV for the corporate world.

Also, Mofe-Damijo has four children: two with his current wife and two from his previous marriage.

Net Worth

Richard Mofe Damijo’s net worth stood at $8.2 million dollars in 2021. Well, that has changed significantly in 2022. He is currently one of the richest & most influential actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about $17 million dollars.

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