From Nollywood to Nation Builder: Richard Mofe Damijo – A Beacon of Inspiration!


Welcome to our inaugural blog series spotlighting the visionary minds behind the Boma Prize Board of Directors. Today, we shine the spotlight on none other than Richard Mofe Damijo, a luminary in the Nigerian entertainment industry and a champion of culture and tourism.

A Cinematic Beginning: Introducing Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo, affectionately known as RMD, is a titan in the Nigerian film industry, celebrated for his acting prowess and his significant contributions to society. Born on July 6, 1961, in the Aladja community of Udu Kingdom, near Warri, Delta State, RMD has carved a path of excellence and inspiration that extends far beyond the silver screen.

From his breakout role in the iconic television soap opera “Ripples” in the late 80s to his recent endeavors as a commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, RMD’s journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and the impact of one’s influence.

More Than Just a Pretty Face: A Mentor and Role Model

But perhaps RMD’s greatest legacy lies in his role as a mentor and role model. Countless aspiring actors have looked up to him, inspired by his charisma, style, and unwavering commitment to excellence. His influence goes beyond generations, earning him a dedicated following both on and off-screen.

Yet, amidst the glitz and glamour, RMD remains grounded, using his platform to uplift others and advocate for social change. With over 5 million followers on social media, he continues to engage and inspire, proving that true greatness is measured not only by talent but by the impact we make on others.

What RMD's Involvement Means for You, the Boma Audience

RMD’s presence on the Boma Prize Board signifies the Prize’s commitment to nurturing talent, celebrating diversity, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. His role as a mentor and a role model in the entertainment industry underscores the Prize’s mission to empower young entrepreneurs and business owners across Africa.

But what does RMD’s involvement mean for you, our audience? It means that the Boma Prize is not just about winning a grant; it’s about being part of a movement that champions creativity, resilience, and the pursuit of dreams. It’s about learning from the best and being inspired by those who have walked the path before you.

So, as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey, remember the words of RMD: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that count.” Let the Boma Prize be your beacon of hope, guiding you toward success and inspiring you to make a difference.

Join us in celebrating the power of dreams and the strength of African entrepreneurship. Together, we can turn the tide and create a brighter future for all.

Stay tuned for more inspiring stories and insights from the Boma Prize for Africa’s esteemed Board of Directors, and remember, the Boma Prize is more than just a competition—it’s a movement for change, driven by visionaries like Richard Mofe Damijo. 


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