Ramsey Nouah could very easily be described as one of the most familiar faces in the Nigerian movie industry, known more commonly as Nollywood. He has managed a feat that not many actors can boast of, maintaining a successful career in two distinct phases of Nollywood.
This means that Ramsey Nouah is as well-known now, in the era of making movies tailored for cinema and international film festivals, as he was when we relied on video cassettes and VCD or DVD copies of films to get our fill of Nollywood.
Ramsey Nouah was born on December 19, 1970, in Lagos, Nigeria. Although his father is Lebanon-Israeli and his mother is Nigerian, he was raised by his mother in Lagos, Nigeria.
He got a push to venture into acting from a friend, while initially considering a career in music when he was 20 years old. He began auditioning for TV shows and at first try, he won the role of Jeff in the hit TV show, Fortunes, which ran from 1993 to 1994.
Already established as an actor, 1996 saw Ramsey Nouah making his major feature film debut in the heartily-embraced, “Silent Night”, but before then, he had worked in a few Nigerian home videos which never made it out due to issues centring mostly around a lack of appropriate funds.
He then took on numerous roles in romantic movies and quickly got the persistent label of “Lover Boy” by which some fans still refer to him. 2004 saw him in the movie, “Dangerous Twins” a first of its kind in Nollywood, where one actor was able to embody two different characters. Ramsey Nouah took on the roles of both good and bad twin – Taiye and Kehinde, and he executed the roles capably.
The roles seemed to portray to the industry at large his ability to transcend beyond the box of the “Lover Boy” image that he had been comfortably assigned. Future projects saw him extend his acting chops to cover different genres and before long, he became a household name.
For more recent offerings of Ramsey Nouah to the world of film, no need to search farther than the record-breaking Nigerian comedy, 30 days in Atlanta, where he in part, embraced his lover boy side but in turn, displayed a terrific bent for comedy. Some other recent films that he has featured in include; GbomoGbomo Express and Thy Will Be Done, both available on irokoTV.
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.
He is also the founder of movie production company, Ramseyfilms, and has spoken about getting behind the camera to direct sometime in the future.
Since he is popularly called “lover boy” due to his numerous roles in love movies, we all expect Ramsey Nouah to actually run a lovely family. Amazingly, he hasn’t failed our expectations. The actor is married to beautiful Emelia Phillips-Nouah and his marriage (private life) is pretty free from any scandals which are a common fare for some other industry stakeholders. He and his lovely wife have three children.
Is Ramsey Nouah Dead Or Alive?
In this social media era, speculations begin and go viral very fast and celebrities are always victims of them. But death hoax is the worst kind of rumour some celebrities have had to deal with and Ramsey Noah isn’t a stranger to it.
The actor had died when he suffered internal bleeding after falling off a building whilst trying a stunt on a movie set in Kumasi, Ghana. He had also died after he suffered acute waist pain before been involved in a fatal car crash.
Well, the first time he died, reports claimed that the charming actor complained of acute waist pain from a fall on a movie set and then took his last breath.
There came another report and this time the actor was rumoured to have been pronounced dead after a fatal car crash. It further claimed that his friend was driving his BMW when the incident occurred. To support the rumour, some news organisations attached dash cam footage (which was later found to be 6 years old). This got many people panicking. It later turned out to be just straight-up trash talk as the actor personally shared a recent picture of his latest project. Till date, he is very much alive and keeps giving updates about some of his latest endeavours.