Bovi Shares A Revealing Birthday Message for Richard Mofe Damijo

Date: 06-07-2014 4:48 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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I bet some of you here didn't know comedian Bovi was one time a personal assistant to Richard Mofe Damijo, for two years, 2004 to 2006. You'll relise this by the time you read this sweet story Bovi just shared on IG to celebrate RMD on his birthday. No be today Bovi hustle start o. It's quite interesting. Continues after the cut.





Fresh out of school via NYSC, I had come to Lagos with just a bag. Squatting with my uncle who was a squatter, I dusted my scripts and headed to my appointment with nolywood icon, RMD. He leaned back on his swivel chair and crossed his legs on his table. It was the cleanest pair of mokasin shoes I had ever seen. In my mind I was before a "god".  
Tell me about yourself, he said. I mumbled my family history unfluently. Any hopes of selling my scripts to him fizzled when he pointed to a corner in his office that had about a hundred scripts. I wasn't the only one trying to sell scripts. He promised to read mine and that he did. To fulfill all righteousness he took me to meet potential buyers on movie sets. One of such buyers, a director, ripped my story and made a movie years down d line.  
After four weeks of escorting RMD on set, he said "I'm looking to hire a PA. If you think you fit the profile go home and think about it and let me know on Monday." My answer was immediate, "I don't need to go think. I can do it" "then resume on Monday". And PA I was for two years and six months but what I came out with, the things I learned from his direct teachings is what u describe as d polishing of diamond. He have me a book and said "Bovistus, if you read this book it would seem like you have a masters without d certificate." And that book was " the 22 immutable laws of branding". And it was true.  

Once I asked him, how do you cope with the attention and the fame? He replied " ignore it. Or you will just die". Once I asked him "when does one cement his status as an entertainer" and he said " you are only as good as your last performance. There is no holiday on this job. If you flop in your next outing, that's the one people will remember". Once I asked him why a favorite big brother Nigeria character had been shockingly evicted, he smiled, looked me in the eyes and said "whenever you start from the top, there's only one place to go; down".  
These are few of the very many life changing advice that where handed down to me. More than silver and gold. And I appreciate them forever. Well, all I've been trying to say is " happy birthday to the legend, Richard Mofe-Damijo.


Posted: at 6-07-2014 04:48 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- bitterpenis at 6-07-2014 05:01 PM (7 years ago)
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Nice
Posted: at 6-07-2014 05:01 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- schmit at 6-07-2014 05:33 PM (7 years ago)
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Happy birthday, love d two of them, they have changed d industry
Posted: at 6-07-2014 05:33 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- mary11 at 6-07-2014 06:31 PM (7 years ago)
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so cool

Posted: at 6-07-2014 06:31 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Freshlycrazy at 6-07-2014 06:32 PM (7 years ago)
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cool story bro
Posted: at 6-07-2014 06:32 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 6-07-2014 08:12 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-07-2014 08:12 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beejaybabs at 6-07-2014 08:42 PM (7 years ago)
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Eeya

Posted: at 6-07-2014 08:42 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bankable at 6-07-2014 11:52 PM (7 years ago)
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Story story... Park well joor.
Posted: at 6-07-2014 11:52 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Getnoc at 7-07-2014 06:47 AM (7 years ago)
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Very original as always
Posted: at 7-07-2014 06:47 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Nicksam at 7-07-2014 08:41 AM (7 years ago)
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OK NA
Posted: at 7-07-2014 08:41 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- johnaguinam at 7-07-2014 09:33 AM (7 years ago)
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Hmmm e take style long sha
Posted: at 7-07-2014 09:33 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ngfineface at 7-07-2014 11:32 AM (7 years ago)
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Nice one
Posted: at 7-07-2014 11:32 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- p4490758 at 7-07-2014 11:46 AM (7 years ago)
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He is just a good son from a good father, oya turn off the light make I sleep joor..
Posted: at 7-07-2014 11:46 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- winace at 7-07-2014 01:18 PM (7 years ago)
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Nice one
Posted: at 7-07-2014 01:18 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- orekiata at 7-07-2014 05:07 PM (7 years ago)
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Cool
Posted: at 7-07-2014 05:07 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 9-07-2014 11:33 PM (7 years ago)
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 Cool
Posted: at 9-07-2014 11:33 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 26-08-2015 11:30 AM (6 years ago)
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Eeya. Nice one
Posted: at 26-08-2015 11:30 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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