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BN Exclusive: Quintessential RMD – Richard Mofe Damijo speaks about fatherhood, his career & legacy in the June 2011 issue of Genevieve Magazine



The brand new issue of Genevieve Magazine features Nigeria’s original celebrity heartthrob Richard Mofe Damijo. It is great to see RMD and he looks as dapper as ever! Find out all about it in the June 2011 issue of Genevieve Magazine.

In the late 80s, he was one of Nigeria’s biggest rising stars. The first actor to be paid a million naira for a movie role, he starred in several award-winning roles and soon became a household name as Segun Kadiri in the popular soap, Checkmate. So when Richard Mofe Damijo checked out of his movie career to study for another university degree, you could almost hear the hearts of his fanbase breaking as one. Worse still, when he returned to Nigeria, it wasn’t to take up a script, but an appointment with the Delta state government, first as the Special Adviser on Culture and Entertainment, now as the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism. From movies to politics, RMD has seen it all and lived more lives than most, from experiencing teenage pregnancy to surviving the tragic scandal surrounding the death of his first wife, MEE. But what can compare to his journey as a father? From a reluctant young dad, to a dedicated family man, RMD has now arrived at a place where he is able to say family comes first and know exactly what that means.

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Photography: Oladipo Oladapo


  1. !!!

    June 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm


    • Temi

      June 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      As in!!!! Too hot!

    • Uche Jumbo

      June 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Woow…so RMD looked this young, hmmm. Maybe our government money don dey enter am. Hello fans, am off to uk for a shot.

  2. laremmy

    June 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    he is so cute…am i the first to comment?

    • dingdong

      June 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      is dt why we are here?

    • omoge39

      June 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      I love how you phrased the latter part as a question. Result of THE AMAKA’s reign of terror !


      June 3, 2011 at 12:12 am


  3. mimi

    June 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    crushing! damn!!!

  4. Kechy

    June 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    This guys is still hot.

  5. dyn

    June 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Mi likey

  6. Mary007

    June 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I remember how I used to tease people running after him till I saw him, he is hawtttttttttttt

  7. Kémi Penélopê

    June 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    That’s what we call ‘aging gracefully’…RMD still got it!!!

  8. Mary007

    June 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    PS I want a copy

  9. talking drum

    June 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    aww…he is still so handsome

  10. Hauwa

    June 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    In love!!

  11. Na so!

    June 2, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    this was my main celebrity crush still is tho but he’s married so yeah am crushing on paddy adenuga *winks*

  12. Flo

    June 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Hotness for lifeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Omotola Jalade

      June 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Did you say hotness? What is so hot there… I’m surprised i am not well recognized for taking nollywood to another level. Nigerians never love good things.

    • ncyluv

      June 6, 2011 at 8:24 am

      @Omotola Jalade What has hotness got to do with taking nollywood to another level….stop beefing, i assume you are not the real Omotola Jalade.

  13. Susan

    June 2, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Oh my gosh – now this is the original actor of all actors. We miss you much

  14. maame

    June 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Awhh he is still that cutie with his fine dimples 😉

  15. Céline Mademoiselle

    June 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    GOSH ! I like the last pic, he is so HOT !!!

    xoxo from a “chasseuse de styles” in Brussels

    Céline Mademoiselle

  16. twinkechick

    June 2, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    omg!!!!!! *love struck*
    I thought I had gotten over my crush, but apparently not!
    RMD come back to nollywood, I miss u

  17. ugowoundo

    June 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    ……..mchewsssss…..wetin be all ds one naa?…..but RMD na my man anyday…no


    June 3, 2011 at 12:13 am

    the last pic looks sorta freaky, i don’t know why it was edited to look like that. it made his skin color look off.
    anyway, it’s so wonderful to see him as a family man. *tear*

    • eGbUTo pUMPiNg..!!

      June 3, 2011 at 8:36 am

      weTin b Ya owN????!!!


      June 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      i should be asking you that question.

  19. Tiki

    June 3, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I love how he’s been so frank about his life…his kids are really cute, especially the girl…and I <3 his smile…GO RMD!

  20. Goody Good

    June 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I’M IN LOVE!!!!

  21. dewowo

    June 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

    one of the best actors in Nigeria am proud of…i mean any day!

  22. faith

    June 3, 2011 at 9:10 am

    correct Urhobo man….RMD i love u….

  23. faithm

    June 3, 2011 at 9:46 am

    i thought he has 3 kids(the first one from his late wife),the guy still got it,aging gracefully indeed!


    June 3, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!….LONG SIGH….. My dearest, dearest man…..

  25. shhhh

    June 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

    i jst luv him…. god bless him and his family

  26. nonny

    June 3, 2011 at 10:48 am

    My man!!!

  27. cathy

    June 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

    RMD is hawt hawt hawt as ever. graceful ageing that’s whatsup

  28. bobbydox

    June 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

    chai********************* this man Hotness no get limit that en daughter fine o anyways when is he switching to nollywood

  29. akudo

    June 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    cutie cutie cutie, my one and only RMD

  30. Kgirl

    June 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Cant stop staring at the cute pics. His kids are lovely esp the girl.


    June 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    they don’t call him the Nigerian Denzel for nothing! 😀

  32. tyna

    June 3, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    wow, wht a luvly family he has…………. he still luk gud

  33. Aibee

    June 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    *Dreamy sigh* Oh RMD, you still haven’t lost it! His Royal Hotness. He’s got fine kids. I like the son’s dimples. Like father like son.

  34. NNENNE

    June 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I watch every Nollywood movie with RMD in it. I have so far not been disappointed.

  35. Omonaikee

    June 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    oh nooooo… that second shot is breaking my heart! preferred to remember RMD as the hot guy in shirts or suits- the Niger Delta look is a lil too fatherly for me!

  36. vixen

    June 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    RMD n i go way bck, he asked me out one tym, sed NO…well we r still frnds sha…u knw nw, he’s always tryna keep in touch n all. well dats jst it…ROFLMAO

  37. lola

    June 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    My Ex looks so much like him!
    Wonder why one would break up with a Man like this… Hmmm, my dear, story for another day.
    Now am reconsidering going back!
    He is so yummy!

  38. ib

    June 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Bros ur baby girl looks so much like you .ur guy is handsome too well done. take care .we miss u on the scam ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  39. Ngum

    June 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    the man has all the qualities of a fine wine.

  40. Alty

    June 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    he is a really fyn guy, how tym flies…nawa o!! c ol da white hair, well i rmbr wen we were little and he used to be on “check mate” he wld come to our neighbours house and carry us up and down and play with us….he has to be old by now considering d fact that i am 2yrs married with a kid


    June 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I had a huge crush on this guy back in those days….he still looks good though and his kids are nice looking. He was a fantastic actor i kind of miss him on screen, but i guess politics money is satisfying him for now. If i were him i would direct movies and open a production company …don’t know if he does that already.

  42. Joyce

    June 28, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I am just curious. Why is Jumobi not in this photo shoot? Any answers please? Abi the marriage get wahala?

  43. chukwu michael ogbonna

    August 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    i like how peaple commend your effort in the nollywood in industry. Pls keep it up. I dont think ur still there but what so ur doin still right done.

  44. Perpetual

    October 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

    HELLO uncle Richie,i’ve really missed ur movies and am sure Nija misses u too pls come back soon we love u.and my luv 2 ur wife and kids stay blessed

  45. Wilfred

    November 22, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    RMD is a man loved by all, Really missing his movies

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