Legendary Actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo Celebrates 61st Birthday
Nollywood legendary actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo a.k.a RMD clocked 61 on Wednesday,6th July.
The Legendary actor shared stunning photos of himself on his verified Instagram page at midnight. Richard expressed gratitude to; family, staff, friends and business partners and the hands in the creative industry.
RMD captioned the photos: “This is 61 and counting! Super grateful and thankful for God’s grace in my life. Birthdays are a chance to look back and forward and all I see is God’s grace upon the life of this shy Warri boy that said yes to life”.
“Grateful for family, staff, friends and business partners and the hands in the creative industry that has given me so much joy and opportunities to shoot my shot! To all July babies BIG ENERGY all through this perfect month, the.”
Richard Mofe-Damijo’s acting career has spanned over three decades, starring in over fifty movies and winning multiple awards. In 2005, He won the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role. On 8th December 2021, Richard won an award in Ghana, a Black Star Honor at the Rhymes on Da Runway in Gold coast, Ghana.
RMD was married to May Ellen ‘MEE’ Ezekiel, a journalist/publisher and talk show host. Mofe-Damijo remarried TV personality Jumobi Adegbesan after her death in 1996, who later left TV presenting for the corporate world.
Mofe-Damijo is the father of five children, two from his current marriage and three from his previous marriage.
RMD’s craft is still relevant in the creative industry today as he continued to feature in recent movies, “Love Is War” a political drama, that featured actress Omoni Oboli as his wife. Others are; Fine Wine, King of Boys, and The Return of the King.
Mofe-Damijo was appointed as Special Adviser for Culture and Tourism to then-Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2008, and later became Delta State’s Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in 2009. His term expired in 2015.