When Richard Mofe-Damijo (aka RMD) was first spotted with beard, many fans thought he had joined The Beard Gang, the exclusive crop of extremely cool folks who grow and groom their beards.

But his reasons for wearing a beard isn’t what we all have been thinking. According to the famous actor, the new signature look was born out of laziness; he hates to shave.

“I hate to shave, so once I have an opportunity not to work, I let it grow,” he told Punch in a new interview.

“I don’t keep it for the sake of grooming it. I just leave my beard because I don’t want to shave. I would say that shaving is about the most personal thing I hate to do and it is because I’d have to stop everything I am doing just to shave.”

He continued, “Ironically, it is one of the most therapeutic things for me. If I need to calm down fast, all I do is shave and that is simply because I have to be calm to shave. So it helps me as well. I keep a clean shaved head not because it is a brand identity but because I cannot keep an afro. Since my hair does not grow enough to become an afro, I just keep it clean.”

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Huge surprise, we must say. But no matter, he already headlines this gang which includes Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly(COZA), Pastor Paul Adefarasin of the House on the Rock Church, and even singer Chuks ‘Lynxxx’ Edozien.

Check out some of RMD’s best 5 #BeardGang moments:




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