RMD, The Distinguished Celebrity
Nollywood great, Richard Mofe -Damijo joined famous actors, Patience Ozokwo and Zack Orji, as an inductee of the Nanet Suites Nollywood Hall of Fame.
Over the weekend, RMD, as he is better known, became one of the notable names in the Nigerian movie industry that have their portraits adorning the walls of the Nollywood lounge at Nanet Suites. The event began a little behind schedule had in attendance friends of the Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism. Decked in a black suit, the star-actor came for the event with his wife, Jumobi. RMD also enjoyed the company of DAAR Communications boss, Raymond Dokpesi, his wife Toyin, his newly wedded son, Raymond Jnr and his wife, Doyin. The venue of the monthly ceremony was jam packed with celebrities including Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Emeka Mba, and Phone Port boss, Femi Sanni.
RMD who's featured in over 30 films according to Nanet Suites Chief Executive Officer, Ini Akpabio, is an actor's actor. Akpabio, an advocate of using Nollywood as a marketing tool for tourism, said the actors like RMD have earned Nigeria the kind of goodwill only stars of their calibre could.
Comedian, Julius Agwu, read RMD's citation, and then the actor's portrait was mounted in a conspicuous position in the Hall of Fame. Actor and stand-up comic, Francis Duru, gave a good account as Master of Ceremonies, while comedians Fred Bright, Wahala and Youngest Oldman, added spice to the night humours.