Happy new week to our lovely visitors. As we all know, it’s monday already, one of the days we appreciate men who have impacted and achieved a lot in life. It’s Man Crush Monday (MCM), and today, we’ll be appreciating a very talented Nigerian actor and former politician, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly called “RMD”.
Even if his full name doesn’t ring much bell, I’m sure the short one (RMD) does. As we would like to call him, “Jack of all trades”, from being a newspaper/magazine reporter, to acting, writing/producing, then into politics.
After graduating from the university of Benin,where he studied Theatre Arts, Mofe-Damijo took part in a television soap opera in the late 80’s called Ripples. Before then, he had a stint with Concord Newspapers and Metro Magazine as a reporter.
He recieved credits as a writer/producer after his first film titled “Out of Bounds”. Mofe-Damijo won the award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards in 2005.
In 2010, after he ventured into politics, he was sworn in as 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 married a TV personality, Jumobi Adegbesan, 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.
Mofe-Damijo has featured in several movies which include the following; “Behind Closed Doors, Bridge-Stone, The Bridesmaid, 30 Days in Atlanta, Dinner, the wedding party” and a lot more.
Our man crush Monday has also won many awards to his name, these awards include; “1st Africa Movie Academy Awards, 5th Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards”, just to mention but a few.
It would be incomplete not to include the fact that our man crush has a great fashion sense. Below are some of our MCM’s pictures.