Happy Birthday to this Nollywood Legend!
Richard Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State. Although he bears an Itsekiri name, he is an Urhobo man. He attended Midwest College, Warri and Anglican Grammar School and was a member of the Drama Club. He enrolled into the University of Benin to continue his education and studied Theatre Arts. In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.
After graduating from the university, 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. Out of Bounds was the first film for which he received a writer/producer credit. In 2005 at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards Mofe-Damijo won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Mofe-Damijo was the commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.
Again, Happy Birthday Sir!