Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as RMD, has revealed why it was a rare privilege clocking 60, and he plans to celebrate it in a big way.
According to actor cum producer his parents never had such an opportunity before they passed away, adding that the feeling of joining the sexagenarian class was a big deal for him.
RMD disclosed this in an interview #WithChude hosted by Purple Media Africa, which was shared on social media on Tuesday.
The Nollywood icon who will be 60 in July admitted that it was a relief to have broken the yoke that proved unbreakable for his parents.
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Recounting his experience, the actor acknowledged that he was consistently haunted and burdened emotionally on why his parents died without attaining 60 years of age.
RDM’s father died at fifty-eight while his mum died at fifty-nine.
Speaking further, RMD mentioned many people didn’t know why he needed to slim down at a point, including that he was always doubting if he might ever cross the milestone of 60.
“Many people don’t know why I needed to go on a weight loss. My parents have been both diabetic and hypertensive. I didn’t wish to be hypertensive and diabetic. I need to be more healthy and give myself a combating probability to alter the whole cycle.”