Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, aka RMD, has advised his followers to desist from living “fake lives” for online buzz.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in his New Year message shared on his Instagram page: @mofedamijo, he charged young people to do better in 2019.
In the last weeks leading to the end of 2018, social media buzzed with pictures of new cars and houses displayed by users from all walks of life.
Reacting to the display, RMD said there was no need to fake success in the bid to attract real success as it mounts unnecessary pressure on people.
Mofe-Damijo said: “I am no longer surprised when people who earn next to nothing allegedly buy multi-million dollar cars and homes, after all the catch phrase is ‘fake it till you make it’.
“But the question is, is faking it a guarantee to making it, absolutely not. I have never believed the principle of faking it till you make it because it is a faulty principle.
“It often puts people in trouble, so I want to share a principle that has worked for me, which is the principle of faith and utter total trust in God’s word.
“The principle that is sure to not only produce results but results that are long lasting, not the fleeting fame and fortune that comes with faking it.
“So welcome to 2019, and instead of faking it again this year, I dare you to faith it till you make it, Happy New Year again people. One Love.”
RMD came into limelight in the 1980’s with the hit show: “Ripples,” and has since won several awards, including the African Movie Academy Awards in 2005.
He is also known for his roles in “The Wedding Party” and its sequel, “Castle and Castle”, “A Trip To Jamaica” and “Three Wise Men”.