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Veteran Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo won the Best Actor at the Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF) for his role in 3 Wise Men. He shared his excitement via an Instagram post that delighted his fans. It’s amazing to see that even after bagging so many awards and recognition (the guy is a Don in the industry), RMD is not at all jaded. He ends the post by challenging his fans to discover who they truly are.
“So I won the best actor for my role in 3 wise men at the just concluded Abuja international film festival. It couldn’t have come at a better time as we wrap the #glolafftafest2017 today. It’s been a long comic ride since April. Laughter is good for the soul, and even the bible acknowledges that a heart that is cheerful is as “medicine for the soul…” which is why I love to laugh and be merry. Like laughter, awards are good for the soul especially when they are not post mortem.
People ask me why I still get excited over awards in acting since I have won tons of them. Well, yes, I still get tickled by acting awards, It’s who I am, it’s what I do and I absolutely love it.
It is my art and in it’s own way defines me, so any recognition of excellence ìs a validation that on my lane, I do good work. I adore and totally respect those who do same in their respective fields because when it all comes down to it, really, it’s how we impact our little corners that count. I am blessed and thankful that after 33 years of doing this work, I still hunger to be better everyday. My name is Richard Mofe-Damijo I am an actor, grateful for the liberty to express myself through my craft. Who are you?”
There is something about the man that tickles us, particularly if you grew up in the 90s. We are really proud of RMD for winning this well deserved recognition. We wish him all the best.