Richard Mofe-Damijo Basic Information
|Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
|Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo
|Actor, Writer, Producer, Lawyer
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|20 May 1984 (62 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Aladja, Delta, Nigeria
|Anglican Grammar School
University of Benin
University of Lagos
Richard Mofe-Damijo Biography
Born in Nigeria on July 6, 1961, Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo, better known by his stage as RMD is an actor, writer, producer, lawyer, and former journalist. In 2009, he also served as the Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism. He won the Best Actor in a Leading Role prize at the 2005 Africa Movie Academy Awards. At the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mofe-Damijo was born in the Aladja community of Delta State’s Udu Kingdom. After graduating from the university, Mofe-Damijo appeared in the soap opera Ripples, but he became more well-known for his role as the evil Segun Kadiri in the competing drama Checkmate. He worked as a journalist for Concord Newspapers Metro Magazine and Quality before. The first movie for which he was given a writer/producer credit was Out of Bounds.
Mr. and Mrs. Mofe-Damijo welcomed RMD into the world in 1961. The actor’s mother was a trader before she passed away, while the Nigerian Ports Authority employed his father in Warri till he passed away in 1990. Before their deaths, both of his parents had diabetes and hypertension. In an interview to commemorate his 60th birthday, he mentioned that his mother died at 59, and his father died when he was either 57 or 58.
Although the actor is claimed to come from a large family of roughly 18, his siblings are unknown to the general public.
RMD married Jumobi, his second wife, four years after the death of his first spouse. Jumobi was born on January 27, 1972, and is now 51. By her birthdate, Richard is 11 years older than Jumobi, but their shared love knows no bounds. They dated for three years before deciding to get married on December 29, 2000, to establish their union formally.
The attractive woman was also well-known before her marriage to the star. With Africa Independent Television, she was a presenter (AIT). Jumobi presented the notable afternoon program Lunch Break while employed with AIT in the 1990s. Since getting married to the love of her life, she has subsequently moved into the commercial business sector.
The proud father and grandfather have five children and three grandchildren. His first two children are the biological children of his first wife, May, while the final two are Jumobi’s biological children. Both women had a daughter and a son. His first son has two children, making him a delighted grandpa. But somehow, RMD is said to have had a son before his first two children with May. This actor’s son appears to be absent from the family picture. He is not the son of the two women and is not as popular as his siblings. The names of RMD’s children are Brume Mofe-Damijo, Oghenekome Mofe-Damijo, Nichole Onome Mofe-Damijo, Oghenetega Mofe-Damijo, and Efemena Titilayomi Mofe-Damijo.
Richard Mofe-Damijo is one of Nigeria’s wealthiest actors, with a net worth estimated at $15 million. However, his acting job is the primary source of his wealth. RMD is a seasoned actor from Nigeria who has appeared in over 200 films. Also, he’s dabbled in politics. He served as Delta State’s previous commissioner for culture and tourism. His term was over in 2015.
RMD, of course, has a sick car collection, which includes a BMW 4 Series Coupé, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Mercedes-Benz GLE, Lexus LX 570, a 2016 Range Rover Sport, and a 2014 Toyota Highlander.
RMD’s mansion in Omole Estate, Lagos, was photographed in 2014 at his 53rd birthday party, which dignitaries and renowned personalities from the Nigerian entertainment world attended. So far, his multimillion naira villa in Omole Phase 1 is the only landed property he has made public.
RMD is a Delta State native of the Urhobo tribe. The Urhobos live in southern Nigeria, near the country’s northwestern border. The Urhobos are the most populous ethnic group in Delta State, one of Nigeria’s 36 states, Ethnic Nationality in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Urhobo people speak the Urhobo language. The term Urhobo refers to a people group rather than a territory.
Movies & TV Shows
The prolific actor has starred in numerous movies, soaps, and series, including: Out of Bounds, Hostages, Scores to Settle, Diamond Ring, Freedom, When God Says Yes, Love, Keeping Faith: Is That Love?, Romantic Attraction, The Intruder, I Will Die For You, Emotional Pain, The Mayors, True Romance, The Legend, and many more.