Almost 2 Decades after the end of Checkmate, Nigerian Superstar Richard Mofe Damijo returns to TV on Tinsel

Almost two decades have passed since the end of Checkmate, the long-running TV show which captured the imagination and hearts of Nigerians in the 1990s.

Legendary Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe Damijo has evolved since his days as Segun Kadiri on Checkmate; He built a stellar acting career and has starred in over 40 movies. These days, he is giving back to his community via public service by serving as the Commissioner for Commerce and Tourism in Delta State.

Tinsel, a primetime soap opera on MNet is celebrating its 500th episode; to mark this milestone, they have added RMD to the cast. He made his dramatic debut as the long-lost/presumed dead father  of Angela Dede (played by Matilda Obaseki).

RMD’s magnetic screen presence is still in full effect. We can’t wait to see what happens next!

64 Comments on Almost 2 Decades after the end of Checkmate, Nigerian Superstar Richard Mofe Damijo returns to TV on Tinsel
  • wendy Chima-Chima June 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm


  • sassycassie June 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    rmd still looking as fine as ever.welcome back to the small screen

  • leggy June 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    how hot is this man? gosh.

  • krys June 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    He sexy as hell, dayumm!!!

  • anonymous June 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    now i have a reason to watch tinsel..could not stand it before; oh my RMD.

    • Qees June 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

      Trust me, there are plenty reasons to watch Tinsel. Wish they could do it on DVD for the one i have missed…

  • June 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    hmm hmm hmmm. Still yummy as ever! So true – men look even better with age! Dayummmmmmmm!

  • talking drum June 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    This man is so yummy….ah ahn even after all this years???

  • SitPretty June 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    & he happens to be Angela’s Dad,Woohoo!

  • Tiki June 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Naija’s answer to Denzel Washington…*fans herself*

  • THE AMAKA June 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    that means folks like us living abroad wont be able to enjoy his sexy acting 🙁

  • africhika June 25, 2011 at 12:16 am

    this guy is still sooooo handsome

  • Lola X June 25, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Oh R-M-D!!!!!!!!!!! The hawtness!

    Lola x, London

  • buks June 25, 2011 at 2:03 am

    ooooooowwwwww! hotness!!

  • Kachi June 25, 2011 at 3:43 am

    i am sure he has been in more than 40 home videos o!

  • maame June 25, 2011 at 6:36 am

    OMG!! He’s too fine. How old is he?? lol

  • deflex June 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    He is a good actor, checkmate was fun, i cant wait to see him on tinsel

  • BABY June 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    my sweet sweet RMD. i jus lov dis guy. mwuahhhhh

  • aminu adamu June 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm


  • asa June 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    d only 9ja actor i can fancy

  • mary007 June 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    “These days, he is giving back to his community via public service by serving as the Commissioner for Commerce and Tourism in Delta State” BN I know you not to be baised and political this statement is too much, Y?

  • missy June 25, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I can never forget the day we got punished for the whole day in secondary school for causing a stampede (literally) when RMD came visiting!! Those adventurous teenage years!! He looks pretty hot for his age though..

    • Miss J June 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

      hmmmm this was QC right? i remember too ……….

  • Myne Whitman June 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Wish NTA would do a rerun of Checkmate.

    • Ngozi June 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      Yeah!!!! I wish NTA would do reruns of Cock Crow at Dawn, Mirror in the Sun et all…….u know, for ages there’s been no 8pm Sunday Evening Series……anyway sha, what am i saying? Is there even an NTA? mschew….

  • ipphhy June 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I hv always had reasons to watch tinsel bin a follower since day 1 buh RMD tops d chat

  • Toriola June 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    this man is foinneeee!

  • Pjobaby June 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    RMD was my favourite actor back then… He’ll make me go back to watching Tinsel again!

  • wuggy June 25, 2011 at 8:45 pm


  • Adede June 25, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Nofin to tok o !

  • Temi June 25, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    those dimples *swoons*

  • Naira June 26, 2011 at 1:28 am

    hhmmm my spoon is ready for the meal …..

  • sweet pea June 26, 2011 at 6:35 am

    like good wine,the older the better.naija’s george clooney.not one guy has commented,dont blame them sha,we their girlfriends n wives r here swooning over the guy.

  • Linda June 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    RMD stil luks cute and those dimples…hmmmmm. d guy is freaking hot for his agae…i likey*wink*

  • Claire June 27, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Boooor booooor!!!!!!!!!! kai

  • HRS OLUBUSOLA June 27, 2011 at 8:56 am


  • Sugar June 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Those dimples…

  • jaydimples June 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

    All ladies…

  • tollahballoh June 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    am waiting for jumobi’s comment….

  • Slush June 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Why is this man still looking this HOOOT???? ksfbbfdagvyfqarnf!!!!!

  • Dee June 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    this man is forever foineee

  • mamav June 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    The older d hawter

  • Ema June 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

    one man I have always tripped for!!!

  • lloyd nebechi June 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Na person husband o!! make una go get una own….

  • lloyd nebechi June 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    cant even watch tinsel aving ”brad pit” on set..rather watch things fall apart or willy willy.mtcheew!!

  • jules June 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    As for NTA doing reruns pls forget it i heard someone recorded on the tapes… so thats y they havent been showing reruns.. only in naija *eyes rolling*

  • oSinakachi June 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Bad belle dey worry some people. Tinsel na the best tv seris for nija *osee*

  • Tyna June 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    always luking gud

  • Obi-talk June 28, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    nice one rmd

  • Fanny Ng’ambi June 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

    My favorite actor still luking gud**

  • miss p June 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

    give me my uncle richie anyday *fans self*

  • Cece June 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    For some reason, i dont think RMD is as hot as you guys think. Hmmm…..the only older actor i fancy is George Cloonry.

  • Cece June 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I mean Clooney

  • Blessed ohaka June 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    please may some body to tell me how to get registered in Amboxoffice.

  • yomie June 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    RMD is the man, anytime any day, and welldone to your wife she’s doin a great job.still handsome

  • Tomisin June 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    And i ask please what exactly is TInsel about and why are there only like 5 scenes in each episode?

  • brownmandigo July 1, 2011 at 4:47 am

    stop it ladies,he is not the only fine guy around,reserve some of the accolades for us—-your boyfriends,your husbands and the single guys.

  • honey July 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    hey yea am excited to see him back….and anyone please do you know how to get in touch with any of the team on bella naija because I try to contact them through all there contact info on here but non of it is working through yahoo! I just need to discuss some issue with the or better still if any team on here get this please kindly reply to this message. cheers! to anyone that will help in advance.

  • marian July 3, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    …cant wait 2 watch it….

  • Great Nelson July 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    The great Lord is back on screen…… out for lot of charisma and swags…………………

  • robbyd July 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    love rmd….still won’t watch tinsel…harrump!

  • David john nyango August 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Hemmmmmmmmmmmm……rmd i stil want 2 c u acting in d nigeria noolywood. U re realy a great man n i wil like 2 b like u in ma future. God give u more wissdom.

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