In the spirit of Valentine, Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD, took to Instagram page to share a motivational piece with his followers about love.
The award winning actor wrote
”It’s that day of the year again when many are pressured by the need to be loved and cared for.
The day where the pressure to outshine the other is on and the really single, bae-less ones feel out of sorts. Well my darling, do not let anything or anyone make you feel inadequate and/or incomplete.
Don’t look for anybody to complete you today or at anytime. You are complete on your own. Nobody completes you. Nothing completes you. Stop looking for that person or thing that completes you.
You won’t find it. Find the One that made you and learn how to be with Him and be at peace, that way if the chocolates, cakes, roses and ice cream don’t come to you, you’ll gracefully enjoy the day nonetheless knowing that your happiness is in your own hands”.
RMD once asked his followers on Instagram If I wasn’t rich and famous, would you love him.
In a lengthy post, he shared on Instagram he ashed,
“If I wasn’t the six foot and some more, successful, famous, somewhat good-looking RMD, will you still love me?
If not for the level of fame I have achieved and the success tied to my brand will you still scream my name?
If I was a middle-aged, gray bearded, emaciated applicant hoping to be your driver, will you give me a second look?
If I was a half literate Warri boy who said ‘Nyam’ instead of Yam, “Shorsh” instead of Church and “I chock” instead of “I was shocked”, will you not mock and laugh at my speech?
If I as RMD, fell on hard times, lost my fame and fortune, became helpless and hopeless, will you show any sympathy?
I ask, not because I do not know the answers but so that he that has ears will hear and hopefully learn a thing or maybe, two. In your desire to be loved and accepted, it is important to ask ourselves how much of the love and admiration thrown at you are genuine.
Know that many do not love you, they love the idea of you. It is the same people who sing your praises when you’re up, that tear you apart when you stumble, and stomp on you when you fall.
Don’t let the number of followers you have, the likes and comments on your pictures or the hype fool you, one wrong move and the vultures will swoop down to feast.
This is why I appreciate the love but stay super selective when it comes to letting people in. I keep my circle small, in fact, very small. I keep my private life, private and thank God for the grace to also keep my public life private.
Don’t put yourself out there and start crying foul when it blows up in your face and hey, STOP trying to sit with the cool kids, YOU•ARE•THE•COOL•KID!!!! Know this and elevate above the clique mentality. #RMDSaysSo #ElevateWithRMD.”
Richard Mofe Damijo