Man Crush Monday: Richard Mofe-Damijo

Born in Nigeria on July 6, 1961, Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo, popularly known by his stage name RMD, is a well-known actor, writer, producer, lawyer, and former journalist.

Mofe-Damijo was born in the Aladja community of Delta State’s Udu Kingdom. He went to Anglican Grammar School, Midwest College in Warri, and was active in the Drama Club there. In order to further his education, he enrolled in the University of Benin, where he studied Theatre Arts. Mofe-Damijo returned to the University of Lagos in 1997 to pursue a legal education, and she earned her law degree there in 2004.

In 2009, he served as the former Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, and in 2008, he was chosen to serve as the then-Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan’s Special Adviser for Culture and Tourism.

He took home 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. He and Nigerian journalist Mimi Fawaz co-hosted the 2016 GLO-CAF Awards on January 5, 2017. He received a Black Star Honor at the Rhymes on Da Runway in Gold coast, Ghana, on December 8, 2021.

In 2009, Mofe-Damijo was appointed Delta State, Nigeria’s commissioner for culture and tourism. His term was over in 2015.

May Ellen “MEE” Ezekiel, a journalist, publisher, and talk show host, was the spouse of Mofe-Damijo. After her demise, Mofe-Damijo wed TV star Jumobi Adegbesan. He is blessed with five children.

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