Distinguished actor, Richard Mofe Damijo has reflected on his journey in the make-believe world. There is no doubt the Delta State indigene has enjoyed massive success in a career that spans about 3 decades. Even when he took a break from the silverscreen to pursue another passion, his influence never waned. He continued to be a force to reckon with in the industry. 

It however came as no surprise when he was honoured with a Life Time Achievement Award alongside Nollywood’s biggest power couple Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva at the just concluded AMAA Awards.  
Reacting to the honour, the 54 year-old said
“So in just 33 years as a “pro-actor” I get a life time achievement award. I am humbled, thrilled and super-grateful. I want to thank all my Directors. Producers. Teachers. Colleagues… I want to particularly acknowledge Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan. Dr Mike Adenuga. My fans who continue to authenticate me. My wife who is my solid rock and safe place. And everyone that has made it with me on this incredible journey. It was an amazing night and who better to be on hand to do it for me than Ebubedike himself. The lion… Pete Edochie. I was also blessed to be in the distinguished company of 2 of my favourite people who are not just actors to me Mr and Mrs olu Jacobs. Thanks #AMAA Dreams do come true if u hold on tight. This Warri boy has made good. It just tells me, everybody else can once they believe. God’s grace has indeed been more than sufficient for me. I am blessed beyond words. #RMDSaysSo#GodsSon #Blessed #AMAA2016#Actor #WorkingActor #Graced

Full list of AMAA 2016 Winners
EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM
Encounter – Nigeria
Le Chemin – Cote De Voire
 Blood Taxi – Nigeria
Meet The Parents – Nigeria/Canada –WINNER
Nourah The Holy Light – Burkina Faso
Ireti – Nigeria
Life of Nigerian Couple – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

The Pencil – Burkina Faso – WINNER
The Peculiar Life of a Spider – Ghana
Funsie Fast Fingers – Nigeria
Lazare Sie Pale – Burkina Faso

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
1, My Fathers Funeral – Cameroon
2. Nollywood – Nigeria
3. Tchindas- Cape Verde
4. The Fruitless Tree – Niger – WINNER
5. Runs ‘I too Seek The Horizon’ – Nigeria/UK
6. Camera/Woman – Morocco

OUSMANE SEMBENE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN AN AFRICAN LANGUAGE

Brotherhood Eye – Mali
Bala Bala Sese – Uganda
Missing God – Nigeria – WINNER
Cursed Treasure – Ghana
Wako – Uganda
Daggers of Life (Agbe Fe Akumehewo) – Ghana

MICHAEL ANYIAM OSIGWE AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM BY AN AFRICAN LIVING ABROAD

Lambadina – Ethiopia/USA – WINNER
Skinned – Liberia/USA
LAPD African Cop – USA/Nigeria
Boxing Day – USA/Nigeria
MONA – Nigeria/UK

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA SHORT

Lines – USA
Raptors – USA
Across The Track – USA – WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA DOCUMENTARY


Can You Dig This- USA
America’s Blues – USA
Spirits of Rebellion – USA – WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIASPORA FEATURE


America Is Still the Place – USA
Ben & Ara – USA – WINNER
Luv Don’t Live Here – USA

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN


The Cursed One – Ghana – WINNER
Soldiers Story – Nigeria
Ayanda- South Africa
Missing God – Nigeria
Out of Luck- Nigeria

AMAA 2016 ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN


Eye of the storm (Burkina Faso) –WINNER
Oshimiri
The Cursed One
Ayanda
Soldiers Story

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

Oshimiri
The Cursed One
Missing God
Soldiers Story – WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUNDTRACK


O-Town – Nigeria – WINNER
Tell Me Sweet Something – South Africa
The Cursed One – Ghana
Hear me Move – South Africa
Le Pagne- Niger

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECT


Hear me Move – South Africa
Oshimiri – Nigeria – WINNER
Stupid Movie – Nigeria
House Arrest – Uganda
Soldiers Story – Nigeria

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND


Eye of the Storm- Burkina Faso
Fifty – Nigeria – WINNER
The Cursed One – Ghana
Behind Closed Doors – Morocco
Falling – Nigeria
Rebecca- Ghana

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY


The Cursed One (Ghana) – WINNER
Eye of the Storm
Ayanda
Tell me Sweet Something
Fifty

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN EDITING

Behind Closed Doors
Rebecca
The Cursed One
Eye of the Storm
Hear me Move (South Africa) –WINNER

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCREEN PLAY


The Cursed One
Tell me Sweet Something (South Africa) –WINNER
The Visit
Eye of the Storm
Beyond Blood

AMAA 2016- RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ENDOWED AWARD FOR BEST NIGERIAN FILM


Beyond Blood
Dry – WINNER
Fifty
Missing God
Falling
O’Town

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG/ PROMISING ACTOR


Nyanso Dzedze – Hear Me Move
Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu – The Cursed One
Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge – Dry (WINNER)
Ifu Ennada – O’Town
Eve Esin – Oshimiri

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Joseph Otsiman – The Cursed One
Uti Nwachukwu – Breathless
Abidine Dioari – Eye of the Storm (Burkina Faso) – WINNER
Adeolu Adekola – Taxi Driver
Kenneth Nkosi – Ayanda
Thomas Gumede- Tell Me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


Thishiwe Ziqubu – Tell me Sweet Something –WINNER
Maureen Okpoko – Missing God
Ijeoma Grace Agu – Jimi Bendel/ Taxi Driver
Bontte Modiselle – Hear Me Move
Nthati Moshesh – Ayanda
Linda Ejiofor– Out of Luck

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE


Oris Erhuero – The Cursed One
OC Ukeje – Ayanda
Fragass Assande – Eye of the Storm
Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane – Tell me Sweet Something
Daniel k. Daniel – Soldiers Story –WINNER
Biuferi Yakoubi – La Pagne

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE


Zineb Odeib – Behind Closed Doors
Adesua Etomi- Falling
Fulu Mugovhani – Ayanda – WINNER
Maimouna N’Daiye – Eye of the Storm
Iretiola Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim, Omoni Oboli – Fifty
Nomzamo Mbatha – Tell me Sweet Something

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM BY A DIRECTOR


MONA – Anthony Abuah
Beyond Blood – Greg Odutayo –WINNER
8 Bars and a Clef- Chioma Onyenwe

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Nana Obiri-Yeboah – The Cursed One (Ghana) –WINNER
Biyi Bandele- Fifty
Sekou Toure- Eye of the Storm
Sara Blecher- Ayanda
Moussa Hamadou Djingarey- La Pagne
Stephanie Linus – Dry
Akin Omotoso – Tell me Sweet Something
Mohammed Ahed Bensouda – Behind Closed Doors

AMAA 2016 AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Cursed One – Ghana
Fifty – Nigeria
Eye of the Storm – Burkina Faso –WINNER
Ayanda – South Africa
La Pagne- Niger
Dry – Nigeria
Tell me Sweet Something- South AfricaBehind Closed Doors- Morocco

WINNERS OF LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs
Tony Akposhore
Richard Mofe Damijo