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Meet Richard Mofe-Damijo: Photos & Facts About Nigerian Actor

aisha Published On Sat Jul 11 2020   Modified On Sat Jul 11 2020
Meet Richard Mofe-Damijo: Photos & Facts About Nigerian Actor

Richard Mofe-Damijo is an actor, writer, and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State well known for his movies 'Critical Assignment' as The President, 'Emotional Pain' as Actor, 'Oloibiri' as Gunpowder, and 'Love Is War' as Dimeji Phillips.

Damijo was born on July 6, 1961, in Warri, Nigeria, and has a star sign of Cancer. Here are some more interesting facts about Mofe-Damijo:

Net Worth: $15 million

'Indecent Girl' actor Richard Mofe-Damijo has earned a whopping net worth of $15 million from his career as an actor and writer. He has acted in more than a hundred movies, television series, and short movies which has helped him to earn his wealth.

Richard Mofe-Damijo who is worth $15 million.
Richard Mofe-Damijo who is worth $15 million.
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Education & Alma Mater

As Damijo was born and raised in Warri, he completed his primary and secondary education there. Then he joined Midwest College and Anglican Grammar School where he was a member of a Drama Club. 

Damijo the got enrolled at the University of Benin where he continued his education and studied Theatre Arts. Later he joined the University of Lagos to study law in 1997 and got graduated after seven years in 2004.

Wife: Jumobi Adegbesan

The 'King Pride' actor got married to Jumobi Adegbesan, a television personality who later got her career into the business. The pair got married in 2000 are married for over two decades.

Damijo and Adegbesan are one of the perfect examples of "Age Doesn't Matter In Love" as they have 13 years of an age gap between them. However, the age doesn't affect them and Damijo said she is her better half and loves her very much despite their ages.

Richard Mofe-Damijo with his wife Jumobi Adegbesan.
Richard Mofe-Damijo with his wife Jumobi Adegbesan.
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There were rumors that Damijo was unfaithful towards Adegbesan in their marriage but he has denied the rumors. The 'Indecent Girl' actor claims himself really shy and has never considered himself to be a “ladies man”. Damijo advice for keeping a healthy marriage is that you should listen to your second half and be open with them. 

Ex-Wife: May Ellen-Ezekiel

Damijo marriage with Adegbesan wasn't his first marriage as he has been previously married to late May Ellen-Ezekiel, a journalist and publisher. 

The former pair were married for some years before Ezekiel's death in 1996. Seems like their marriage was going well as Damijo was with Ezekiel until her last breath. They also share a child together. 

Blessed With Five Children

Odiya from '30 Days in Atlanta' is blessed with five children: one from his first wife May Ellen-Ezekiel and the other four from Jumobi Adegbesan. 

Oghenekome Damijo is the eldest child and is married to Eniola Abiodun and has a daughter together. Despite being step-siblings, they all are living together spending holidays together and enjoying each other's company. 

Richard Mofe-Damijo with his wife and children.
Richard Mofe-Damijo with his wife and children.
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Loves His Grandchildren

Damijo has been a very good father but now is happier to become a grandfather as he loves to take care of his eldest son Oghenekome two children. 

The actor confessed that there is no better feeling than becoming a grandfather and searches for more time to be with them. He keeps on posting pictures of his grandchildren where the media has given a nickname as "the hottest grandpa".

Richard Mofe-Damijo taking selfie with his grandchildren.
Richard Mofe-Damijo taking selfie with his grandchildren.
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YouTube Channel

The 'Diamond Ring' actor also has a YouTube channel that he joined on November 8, 2016. He has gathered 2.04k subscribers on his YouTube channel where he has posted 24 videos of some clips of 'The MR X Family Show' that has gained a total of 81,640 views. 

Awards

Damijo has been nominated for seven awards and has won two awards throughout his career. In 2012, he won Best of Nollywood Awards Special Recognition Award and Africa Movie Academy Awards for LifeTime Achievement Award. He has been nominated for three various awards for the movie 'Oloibiri'.

A picture of Richard Mofe-Damijo.
A picture of Richard Mofe-Damijo.
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Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Damijo is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has gained a huge following of 1.8 million on Instagram with the username 'mofedamijo' and 75.1k followers on Twitter with the username 'RMofeDamijo'.

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