After 8-year break, I was scared of returning to acting —RMD

After taking a long break from the entertainment industry, Richard Mofe-Damijo returned recently to his first love-acting.

It may seem as if he never left the scene, but the veteran actor who served in the cabinet of former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, maintained that he had his fears when he wanted to make his comeback.

In a statement released to R during the week, RMD, who has featured in more than five blockbuster movies in the last few months said contrary to widely held opinion about his smooth return to acting, the 55-year-old thespian disclosed that he was scared and had fears to return to his dreams.

“I was scared and worried. I had doubts about how to get back to work and what to do,” he said.

RMD said he had to go back to God in humility and sincerity before returning to his dreams. “Let’s take sometime to revisit the you are too old to go for your dreams myth. Yes, it’s a myth and if anyone tries to convince you otherwise, tell them to take good look at me. I left the scene(my dreams) for eight years. Eight years in the entertainment industry is a life time. I call it eight years of being away from my dreams,”he said.

Speaking on how he’s coping with the rigours of the work, RMD added that”the thing you call swag, sex appeal, charisma is the glory of God. It is by His special grace that at 55 rapidly going on 56. I am blessed to live my dreams in health and sound mind. Today, I encourage you to conquer your fears, worries, doubts, uncertainties and go with God. Go for your dreams,” he said.