Richard Mofe-Damijo Biography: Age, Early Life, Education, Marriage, Career, Awards & Nominations, Philanthropy, Controversy, Net Worth

He's one of the best actors to have come out of Nigeria.

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Richard Mofe Damijo is one of the best actors to have come out of Nigeria.

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Apart from his acting career, Richard is also the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the Delta State in Nigeria. 

His time on TV has always left viewers begging for more and he's appeared in a number of films and movies to this day. 

Here's a look at his biography. 

Richard Mofe Damijo Age

He was born on July 6 1961. He is 59 years old.

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Richard Mofe Damijo Early Life

Richard was born and raised in the  Aladja community.

Richard was very close to his parents and although they are not with him anymore, he cherishes every moment they spent together and he always shares their images on social media.

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Richard Mofe Damijo Education

It seems from a very young age, Richard always wanted to be an actor. Richard went to the Midwest College and Anglican Grammar School. During his time at that school, Richard was part of the drama club. 

He then enrolled at the University of Benin where he studied Theatre Arts. In 1997 Mofe-Damijo studied law at the University of Lagos and he graduated in 2004.

Richard Mofe Damijo Marriage

Richard was once married to the lovely May Ellen-Ezekiel and they had one child together, Oghenekome Mofe-Damijo. Sadly, May lost her life in 1996.

He then got married to TV personality, Jumobi Adegbesan in 2000. The couple has got four children together.

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Richard is also a proud grandfather and his grandson Kobi turned 3 in 2020.

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Richard Mofe Damijo Career

Before he appeared on the big screen, he worked as a reporter at Concord Newspapers and at Metro Magazine. Richard published and sold Nigeria’s first all-gloss magazine for men titled Mister whilst in his thirties.

Richard's first gig on the big screen was when he appeared in a soap opera titled 'Ripples' 

In 2008, he got the opportunity to serve in his governement in the Delta State as a Commissioner of Culture and Tourism.

In 2018, he announced that he was going to appear in a sitcom, Mr X Family, that has ever since left viewers always wanting more. Richard is also the producer of the sitcom.

Mr. X played by Richard, is all about a wealthy, influential, single dad trying to run a successful business, raise his 3 kids to turn out right and navigate the intriguing world of dating as he tries to find love again against the wishes of his kids.

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He stars in the sitcom along other award winning actors namely; Ego Boyo Nina Anyianuka, Mozez Praiz and Isabella Idibia who is 2baba's daughter.

He also appeared in a series titled 'The Perfect Picture: 10 years later' which was released in 2019. The movie starred other movie legends like John Dumelo and Jackie Appiah.

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In that same year, he also starred in a movie titled 'SEVEN'. Other movies that he appeared in are; Gold Statue, Made In Heaven, Love is War, Blood and Oil, Chief Daddy and Heaven on my Mind to name a few.

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Richard Mofe Damijo Awards & Nominations

With his extensive career in the movie industry, Richard has received the recognition that he deserves. This has been shown with the awards that he's won and the nominations he's received. 

2009 - Best Film in Nigeria at the 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards (Nominated)
2011 - Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) Award given to him by the Government of Nigeria
2012 - Special Recognition Award at the Best of Nollywood Awards (Won)
2015 - Best Supporting Actor at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Nominated)
2016 - LifeTime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards (Won)
2016 - Excellence Award at the Excellence Magazine Awards
2017 - Best Actor in Leading Role at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Nominated)
2017 - Best Actor in Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (Nominated)
2017 - Best Supporting Actor at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (Nominated)

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Richard Mofe Damijo Philanthropy

He founded the RMD foundation a platform that mentors and Richard also uses this foundation to give back to the community and  

Richard Mofe Damijo Business

Richard is the founder of RMD Production and White Water Limited a PR company. 

This media platform is in charge of bringing new concepts as well as television and radio productions, broadcasting and so on

Richard Mofe Damijo Controversy

Sadly when you are a public figure there's some controversy that always follows you around. In 2020, Richard had a run in with one actor named Obi Czer who accused Richard of destroying Nollywood.

In a lengthy post he wrote how Richard was collecting less money to appear in a movie and Obi Czer felt that Richard should have been collecting more money. Richard was getting paid a low salary, he destroyed the movie industry leaving nothing for the upcoming actors.

Could Obi Czer be right or he was just chasing clout?

Richard Mofe Damijo Net Worth

The actor that made his debut on the big screen in the 80s is still popular to date. His net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

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Richard's advice to upcoming actors is that stay committed and be good at what you do. Since he made his debut, Richard has managed to stay relevant and keep up with the trends in the industry.

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