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“Nollywood Met Me On The Scene” - RMD

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE STARS' started by queen2, Mar 18, 2008.

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  1. queen2

    queen2 #lightup Nigeria

    Dec 27, 2004
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    Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) is one of Nigeria’s most recognizable faces; he’s been in the spotlight for a long time. He reveals to us that his acting career started “straight out of youth service; Nollywood met me on the scene”, he declares.

    Even though he likes to play “well grounded characters” in his movies, RMD wears several hats: he’s a playwright, poet, publisher, entrepreneur, and recently bagged a law degree from University of Lagos.

    I tracked him down in Delta State, Nigeria, for a quick one-on-one (Q&A) session:

    What he’s up to now:
    I work for the Delta State Government as Special Adviser to the Governor on Entertainment and Talent Development. I’m learning the sax.

    Life in law school:
    Law school was a challenge; eating humble pie and keeping your eyes on the price. I love rigorous intellectual exercise. I went to law school to expand my world.

    Nollywood bans RMD?
    I was not banned, I went to law school. Besides, its old story now. The marketers panicked and became clumsy and took some bad decisions. They went about recanting in a round-about fashion to save face.

    Uniqueness and challenges facing Nollywood:
    Nollywood tells its own stories and it does not conform to any known cinematic tradition. It’s cheap. If the right steps are taken towards structuring all layers of production, it would become a global success and get into mainstream.

    Nollywood Favorites:
    Movie: “Out of Bounds” because I wrote and produced it.
    Actor: Desmond Elliot.
    Actresses: Joke Jacobs.

    Key to success in Nollywood:
    Money and professionalism, which would mean proper structure from writing to distribution. Advice to aspiring actors/actress: Know your craft. Read wide.

    What he likes in movie scripts:
    Stories with well grounded characters.

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  2. Beautiful_Soul

    Beautiful_Soul I'm in my Own Group!

    May 2, 2007
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    I miss RMD in films. I've not seen him in one for a while...
  3. chi

    chi I am blessed

    May 21, 2006
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    it's good to see him name a younger actor as his favorite...desmond elliot
  4. toammyb

    toammyb Born to lead and follow

    Dec 9, 2004
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    humility...wanting in our world today...that's why i so love this guy.
  5. peculiar

    peculiar Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2004
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    Wow! Dessy Elly is his favourite actor?? Nice to know....action-s:

    Nice and simple! Straight to the point! I likey!:fing02:
  6. Pretty Girl

    Pretty Girl Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2003
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    Yeah, Desmond is indeed a very good actor. He would have been a great actor if he could just do away with the constant yelling.
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