Richard Mofe Damijo On This Week's Cover Of Thisday Styles


Dapper and graceful actor, lawyer, style stopper, and cute grandpa - Richard Mofe Damijo aka RMD made the cover of this week's 'Thisday Style' cover.

He let's us in on how it feels to be back on the scene:


As it is custom - photographer Ty Bello shares her story about the shoot, and she said; "the first thought I had about his portrait was water, and school and then Makoko. I killed the idea thinking it was way too random - opting for a sleeker shoot at a friends house with a water front. I was going to borrow a seriously lit boat and make some really smooth images, until my friend @msabisoye invited me for the launch of her new space for pearls Africa and girls coding where she and her team teach young girls from underserved communities how to write codes. This was where I saw Sharon, this young girl with an amazing smile that came forward and made a beautiful presentation standing confidently right in front of Oby Ezekwesili. Sharon lives in Makoko, a fishing community built on the Lagos lagoon. She spoke on trying to solve the problem of food insecurity by building a website using the knowledge from girls coding for fishermen to display their good, so people outside the community could buy. She also spoke about using technology to help solve child malnutrition. She was beautiful to watch and the first word that came to my mind was - this girl is a star. I was shooting RMD the next day and I switched to my initial idea to shoot in Makoko. I had to find an excuse to photograph her, I called my friend @otto_orondaam who is the founder of slum 2 school - knowing he had a strong presence in the Makoko community, he hooked me up with the necessary contacts within a couple of hours. Coincidentally Sharon was also a beneficiary of slum 2 school. It was a joy to watch Richard More Damijo share a lime light with this beautiful star from Makoko, another big coincidence was that 80% of the movie he was producing next was going to be shot on the same space. I concluded this was no coincidence at all, providence has brought it all together, when I asked RMD if he was a good swimmer as he would not have a life jacket on the canoe - he replied 'no be warri boy I be? Na inside water dem take born me.' My portrait of our amazing handsome RMD are out for the cover of this day styles"

Hmm! Could the beautiful lady in RMD's shoot be the next Olajumoke?!!!






Credit
Photographed by Ty Bello
Styled by @gypsyelvis
Interviewed by @duchesskaykay
Style direction by @ninacool22
Richard Mofe Damijo On This Week's Cover Of Thisday Styles Richard Mofe Damijo On This Week's Cover Of Thisday Styles Reviewed by chidinma akinsanya on August 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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