Ramsey Nouah is a Nigerian actor, director, filmmaker, and humanitarian. He began his professional career in 1990, and shot to the limelight in 1993 after featuring in the TV series, Mega Fortunes aired between 1993 – 1994.
Ramsey Nouah is a charismatic actor who delivers his role passionately. He is also an award-winning actor and has featured in over 100 movies.
Ramsey Nouah Early Life
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jnr. was born on December 19, 1970 in Costain, Lagos. He lived at Costain in his early days before moving to Aguda, Surulere, Lagos. Actor Ramsey Nouah was born to a Lebanese-Isreali father (Ramsey Nouah Snr.) and a Nigerian mother (Margaret Afolabi) who hails from Ondo State.
Nouah attended Atara Primary School, Orile Iganmu, and Community Grammar School, Surulere, Lagos for his primary and secondary education respectively. Subsequently, he attended the University of Lagos and obtained a Diploma in Mass Communications.
Ramsey Nouah Early Career
According to Nouah, he ventured into acting because of financial challenges. He needed funds for his GCE exams, and all effort to get the fund proved abortive. Therefore, he followed his friends advice and attended an audition that marked the beginning of his career in the Nollywood industry.
In 1990, Ramsey made a cameo appearance in a film. The following year, he got a role in the series, Mega Fortunes. Mega Fortunes which aired between 1993-1994 shot him to limelight.
Although Ramsey went into acting because he wanted to make money, however, as time went on, he developed passion for acting. Today, he is one of the most sought-after actors in the industry.
Ramsey Nouah is also a producer and has produced interesting films like Elephant in the Room and few short stories for African Magic. Also, he made his directorial debut with Living in Bondage; Breaking Free which is set to be released in November 2019.
Ramsey Nouah Personal Life
In 2002, Ramsey got married to Emelia Philips, a woman he recently described as the ‘power house’ of the family. The union is blessed with 3 children. Also, Nouah loves to go on adventures and when he is not on set, he plays squash with friends.
Nouah has featured in over 100 films. Some of them include;
- Fortunes, 1993
- Silent Night, 1996
- Dirty Game, 1998
- Camouflage, 1999
- Vuga, 2000
- Fugitive, 2000
- The Battle of Love, 2001
- Power of Love, 2002
- Valentino, 2002
- My Love, 2002
- The Pastor & Harlot, 2002
- Church Business, 2002
- Honey, 2003
- Above Death: In God we trust, 2003
- True Love, 2003
- Supa Love, 2003
- Emotional Crack, 2003
- Across the Niger, 2004
- Dangerous Twins, 2004
- Bleeding Love, 2005
- Coming to South Africa, 2005
- Different World, 2006
- The Faculty, 2007
- Chase, 2008
- Sweet Tomorrow, 2008
- Reloaded, 2009
- The Figurine, 2009
- Nnenda, 2009
- Guilty Pleasures, 2009
- A Private Storm, 2010
- The Black Soul, 2010
- Heart of a Fighter, 2011
- Iru Oka, 2011
- Weekend Getaway, 2012
- Gem of the Rainforest, 2013
- Keeping My Man, 2013
- Confusion Na Wa, 2013
- 30 Days in Atlanta, 2014
- Busted Life, 2014
- Unguarded, 2014
- The Grave Dust, 2015
- Tempting Fate, 2015
- The Grave Dust, 2015
- Gbomo Gbomo Express, 2015
- ’76, 2016
- Run, 2011
- The Accidental Spy, 2017
- My Wife And I, 2017
- Oghenekome, 2018
- Power of 1, 2018
- Busted Life, 2018
- Levi, 2019
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018
- The Millions, 2019
Awards And Recognition
- Nollywood Best Actor ‘Dangerous Twins’, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, 2007
- Best Actor in a Leading Role ‘The Figurine’, African Movie Academy Award (AMAA), 2010
- Best Actor in a Film/Short Story, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, 2011
- The Best Actor Africa Collaboration, Ghana Movie Awards, 2011
- Best Male Actor, Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards, (GIAMA), 2012
- Best Actor ‘76’, African International Film Festival (AFRIFF Global Awards), 2016
- The Best Actor in a Lead Role ‘76’, Africa Movie Academy Awards, 2017
Ramsey Nouah Net Worth
Currentschoolnews.com estimated Ramsey’s net worth at $4.5 million. Also, he is one of the highest-paid and most popular actors in the industry.
Ramsey Nouah Quotes
“Winning comes at a price but so does losing. Whatever you do, don’t let the fear of losing stop you from working towards your goals.”
“Impossible is nothing!…the word itself literally says ‘I’m possible’….Try a little harder and push past whatever pain is in your way. You’re enough.”
“Knowing our history is our only hope of learning and retracing our steps. It’s hard to know where you need to go if you don’t even know where you’ve been.
“There is beauty in even the little things, don’t forget to see it and when you catch a glimpse of it, don’t let it go.”
“People do not suffer because of bad people; they suffer because the good people are silent.”
“I believe in the power of a person’s action to deliver result, I believe in the power of me to be the one. I believe in the power of one.”
“It is very essential for entertainers to be in relationships with people who understand them and are at peace with their jobs; that is the only way they can excel without being bogged down by domestic issues.”
Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life of Ramsey Nouah
Anyone can get into a business or a career by chance but succeeding is a different game. You need more than what got you in the door to shine in any industry.
Although Ramsey Nouah joined Nollywood because of financial difficulty, he has continued to be relevant in the industry because he didn’t take personal development for granted. We can see how passionate he is about his job and how he has grown from strength to strength. He is not just an A-list actor but a producer and director as well.
It does not matter where and when you start in life. What is important is your determination to work hard to attain your dreams in life.
Ramsey Nouah has seen the two sides of life. According to him, his life is a tale of grass to grace. He mentioned in an interview how he ran to the market to purchase some clothes after he got his first payment from his acting job. He also mentioned how those experiences have shaped and helped him not having difficulty in switching roles in movies from a pauper to a prince.
As an entrepreneur, the stage your business is currently is not the end of the road for you. Never stop seeing the positive in every situation. Let your challenges propel you to greatness.
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