Ramsey Nouah is a popular Nigerian actor and movie director. He won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010.
Full Name: Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr.
Born: 19 December 1970
Birth place: Edo, Nigeria
Famous as: Actor
Years active: 1993-present
Height: 1.8 m
Education: University of Lagos
Spouse: Emelia Philips-Nouah (m. 2002)
Children: Quincy Nouah, Camil Nouah, Desiree Nouah
Biographical and educational career
Ramsey Nouah was born in Edo State to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother who hails from Owo, Ondo State.
He grew up in Surulere, Lagos, where he attended Atara Primary School and Community Grammar School.
He obtained a diploma in mass communications at the University of Lagos, after which he pursued a career in acting.
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Ramsey Nouah acting career kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes.
He has since appeared in numerous films starring as the lead role, and has been called “Lover-Boy” for his numerous roles in romantic films.
In 2010 Nouah won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Figurine.
Ramsey Nouah is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria.
In 2015, he secured the rights to Living In Bondage from Kenneth Nnebue for a possible remake to be filmed in Europe, America and Nigeria.
The news was later confirmed on Instagram, but the film appeared to be in development hell for three years.
In 2018, Nouah announced his remake had become a sequel titled Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, slated for release on November 8 2019.
Nouah, who plays the new cult chief priest, makes his directorial debut, with original actors Okwonkwo, Udokwu, and Kanayo also reprising their roles.
The story centers around Andy’s son Nnamdi and his quest for wealth. Rapper and MBGN winner Muna Abii also stars in the sequel.
He is also the founder of movie production company, Ramseyfilms, and has spoken about getting behind the camera to direct sometime in the future.
He made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019.
Family and personal life
Ramsey Nouah is married to Emelia Philips-Nouah. The couple have two sons and a daughter, named as Quincy, Camil Nouah and Desiree Nouah.
Awards and recognitions
Ramsey has won numerous awards for his acting and contributions to the Nollywood movie industry at large.
A more recent one would be his Best Actor win at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2010 for his role as a socially awkward fresh graduate in The Figurine, a Kunle Afolayan movie produced in 2009.