Upcoming UK based Nollywood actress, Timmy K Macnicol, has said she is obsessed with popular actor, Richard Mofe Damijo.
The single mum who recently revealed that she regrets marrying an old man like Regina Daniels said she sees RMD in her dreams every night.
She added that the veteran actor is actually her role model.
Her words, “I love RMD. He is my role model. When i was much younger, I used to dream about the guy a lot. I was so obsessed with him. Everything I do, I think about him. Every night, I meet him in my dreams. He was my dream man.
I also like Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Johnson. These ladies are the kinds of people I want to work with. But Rita Dominic is the main actress I love and respect. I was told that I look so much like Rita Dominic. Not face, but body structure and the behind”
On her Nollywood career, “Funke Akindele gave me the opportunity. It was my first movie, a Yoruba movie, Jenifa. After that, i did a couple of others within Nigeria and Ghana before I travelled to the UK, then got married at 19/20.
Then, I almost drowned in Asaba on the set of Crazy Princess. Because it was first time filming in a fast flowing water. It was so sloppy under too and dirty water. The water almost swallowed me. I practically drowned. The guards had to quickly recuse me. I enjoyed my way all through.”
Richard Mofe-Damijo (popularly known as RMD, born 6 July 1961) is a Nigerian actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. In 2005 he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.
Mofe-Damijo was born in Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State. 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 appointed as the Special Adviser of Culture and Tourism to the then Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2008, then became the commissioner for the Culture and Tourism of Delta State, Nigeria in 2009. His tenure ended in 2015.
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