Veteran actor and Commissioner for Culture in Delta state, Richard Mofe Damijo, told Yes! Magazine that he was the one who started the trend of actors and entertainers venturing into politics. He said this when he was asked about how he felt to be made commissioner of culture by governor Uduaghan of Delta State.
"It's humbling. I mean, I couldn't have asked for a better thing. It's just humbling and I am glad that he made the call because today, I have started a trend. Every other actor or entertainment person is going into politics. Somebody saw me at the airport the other day and said na you cause all dis wahala o, all your colleagues want to be like you. But my prayer is that all of them will be bigger than what I have done" - he told Yes! magazine