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Dec 18

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Richard Mofe Damijo, An Industry Leader & Former Public Servant

Actor. Lawyer. Businessman. Public Servant

You did serve Delta State...for how long and in what capacity

Well, after serving my state for 8 years as both a special adviser for entertainment and talent and Commissioner for Culture and Tourism.

What are you up to now?

I am back to working in the creative industry and corporate communications.  

I have always had White Water, my company, which has maintained a presence in the corporate communications and public relations business.

Personally I consult on a wide range of creative subjects and intellectual property law. 

Also glad to mention, that I always manage to first throw myself into films, my real first love, anytime I get a break from corporate world or public sector.

So I have a massive cone back movie based on the struggles of the Niger-Delta people, called ‘Oloibiri’ it also stars Olu Jacobs, Taiwo Away Lycette, and young sassy rising star Ivie Okujaiye. It will hit the cinemas in August in Nigeria and the United States.

What was most challenging about Public Service?

The Challenge of public service for those of us who join as technocrats, is having to learn the politics of governance.  Striking a balance between your desire to hit the ground running, and the stifling bureaucracy was tough. 

Majorly the creative, cultural sectors and even tourism still take a back seat in the scheme of things; but there is hope yet.

The potential of the creative industry is enormous and hopefully successive governments will see the need to have proper budgeting for it than interventions every now and then. 

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

When I am not working, I spend time with my family. I travel a lot too.

I Read a good book; I am old school, I still prefer to turn the pages physically, on notebooks or kindle.

I live a healthier life style now. So I don't over-indulge in anything anymore.

Boring? U will be amazed what the healthier life style does for you. The choice it throws up.

 

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