Richard Mofe-Damijo, the Nigerian veteran actor higher generally known as RMD, says attaining 60 years of age is an enormous deal for him.
The actor and educated lawyer will likely be marking his birthday on July 6.
Talking when he featured on #WithChude, RMD mirrored on his dad and mom’ incapacity to achieve the age earlier than they handed away and his expectations forward of the event.
The film star revealed that his dad and mom died earlier than 60 as a result of they have been hypertensive and diabetic on the similar time.
He additionally recalled being so apprehensive when he clocked 59 that he requested himself if he would be capable to break the cycle.
“None of my dad and mom lived to be 60, so life for me is nearly to get began. There’s been a specter of loss of life round my life, that’s what I’ve been coping with final yr until this yr. Once I turned 59, it was an enormous deal for me, large deal for me! My mother died at 59, my father died at 57/58,” he stated.
“So, it was like, can I break it? When folks see me and I’m going on a weight reduction, folks assume that… you recognize, it’s well being. Each my dad and mom have been diabetic and hypertensive, I don’t need to be that.
“I don’t need to be diabetic and hypertensive, I need to be more healthy. At the least, give myself a preventing likelihood to alter that entire cycle. Sure, I’m a Christian now, so I’ve damaged that yoke however I’ve to additionally assist myself.”
The film star additionally spoke about his quest to take his profession to a different stage by taking up new challenges as he clocks 60.
“Turning into 60 for me is even a much bigger deal, so when July comes and I turn into 60. You understand how the Bible says previous issues have handed away, I’ll really really turn into a brand new man as a result of that’s after I’ll make a bucket checklist,” he added.
“So, all this stuff that you simply assume I’ve achieved or carried out, for me it’s nothing, like zero. So I’m going to now sit down after I’m 60 and do a bucket checklist … after which we’ll begin.”
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