The former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta state is one of the most famous names in Nollywood since the 80s till present day.
During a broadcast interview with Africa Magic’s magazine TV show ‘Jara’, the host of the show Uti Nwachukwu asked RMD how well producers pay him to appear in their movies.
“It’s safe to say you’re definitely one of the most sought after and respected actors in Nollywood, it most cost a producer millions of dollars to have you in his movie”,Uti asked
The actor responded saying: “I don’t know what you are talking about, I mean we are in Nigeria”.
I find ironically that I cost a lot less either because I’m blackmailed constantly by producers and directors. They’re my boys or their younger, no money. You’ll be amazed that for every three films, I’ll probably do two free, practically for next to nothing. It’s just hard to say no”.
In 2005 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.