Veteran Nollywood actor and model, Richard Mofe Damijo, fondly called RMD has revealed how he broke the yoke of death in his family.
The role interpreter made this known during a chat with Chude Jideonwo on his show ‘WithChude.’
The father of five who would be turning 60 on July 6th said his parents did not make it to 60 which is a big deal for him.
He said, “None of my parents lived to be 60, so life for me is just about to get started. There’s been a spectre of death around my life, that’s what I’ve been dealing with last year till this year. When I turned 59, it was a big deal for me, big deal for me! My mom died at 59, my father died at 57/58.
“So, it was like, can I break it? When people see me and I go on a weight loss, people think that… you know, it’s health. Both my parents were diabetic and hypertensive, I don’t want to be like that. I don’t want to be diabetic and hypertensive, I want to be healthier.
“At least give myself a fighting chance to change that whole cycle. Yes, I’m a Christian now, so I’ve broken that yoke but I have to also help myself.
“Becoming 60 for me is even a bigger deal, so when July comes and I become 60. You know how the Bible says old things have passed away, I will truly, truly become a new man because that is when I’ll make a bucket list. So all these things that you think I’ve achieved or done, for me it’s nothing, like zero.
“So, I’m going to now sit down when I’m 60 and do a bucket list ….”
He is an amazing actor, writer, producer, model, and a lawyer
RMD started his acting career in the 1980s and has featured in several movies, He is also a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. He is a father and grandfather.