By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
Nollywood’s favorite and only Sugar Daddy Richard Mofe Damijo aka RMD is 55 years today. Probably the only 55 year old the younger generation in this part of the world is very excited to celebrate, RMD has conveniently secured our hearts whether he wants to or not.
But have you ever wondered why the Actor came to be the one old man young people drool about on screen?
I would like to think it’s between his Instagram A-game (which is not exactly what 55 year olds indulge in) or his amazing dress sense but really, what makes it more intriguing is because we really can’t place it.
However, here is some of the reasons I believe he is the only Sugar Daddy Nollywood can afford to give us… ever
Nollywood is not exactly about George Clooney-ish people – In Hollywood, it is not a strange thing to see people RMD’s age looking dapper. But here, between having Nkem Owoh, Kanayo O Kanayo and a long list of others who don’t care how they look in selfies, RMD has stood out and looks like he is the only one who would continue to stand out.
NB: This isn’t a shade to the others, they just aren’t about this life.
RMD’s reign will not let up anytime soon – He’s that kinda guy who still stays so hot even when he’s old. Ah-mean, with all the hot young guys we have these days, Oga still stays ‘blazing’ somehow. No need for Babalawo to tell us that the jazz will be around for a while.
Even your Grandfather does not look this way – We don’t know your grandfather but if he does look anything like RMD, then we want to meet you because your genes need to be frozen… forever. No, seriously.
At 55 his telenovela skills can rival the youngest of Actors – Playing Bem Tsenogu on Africa Magic’s HUSH, Richard Mofe Damijo is steadily turning heads every night on TV. I mean, how many Actors can do that in the business right now? How many? Not even your favorite laiskin Actor can. Oh yes, I went there.
He’s Mr Steal Your Girl – his social media game and style game has been upped in recent times, and yeah, let’s not forget the grey hair. It would be a while before we get another one like this one because they come once in a lifetime. Let’s face it.