Veteran actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, fondly known as RMD, has revealed that it was a rare privilege clocking 60 as his parents never had such opportunity before they passed away.
The actor cum producer further disclosed that the feeling of joining the sexagenarian class was a big deal for him and he plans to celebrate it in a big way.
RMD disclosed this in an interview conducted by Red Media Africa, which he also shared on his verified Twitter account on Tuesday.
The Nollywood icon who will be 60 in July admitted that it was a relief to have broken the yoke that proved unbreakable for his parents.
Recounting his experience, the actor stated that he was constantly haunted and burdened emotionally on why his parents died without attaining 60 years of age.
According to Tribune, his mum died at 59 while his father died at 58.
Speaking further, RMD said many people did not know why he had to slim down at a point, adding that he was always doubting if he could ever cross the milestone of 60.
“Many people don’t know why I had to go on a weight loss. My parents were both diabetic and hypertensive. I didn’t want to be hypertensive and diabetic. I want to be healthier and give myself a fighting chance to change the whole cycle.”