RAMSEY NOAH: SUCCESS IN ACTING


Ramsey Nouah (born Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr.; 19 December 1970) is a Nigerian actor. 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 at the University of Lagos, after which he pursued a career in acting.

He was starting out as an aspiring musician prior to heeding a friend's advice to take a stab on acting. At 21, he auditions and instantly won the role of Jeff in an on-coming Nigerian television soap opera, Fortunes. By the age of 23, he was seen in Fortunes (from 1993 to 1994) which was a smash hit. Captivating the viewers with his performance as Jeff, he instantly rose to fame and became one of the most recognised faces in the Nigerian entertainment industry. In 2010, He won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Best Picture award winning film The Figurine. Ramsey Nouah is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria.

Since his role in ‘Fortunes’, he has appeared in numerous films starring as the lead role. In 2004, he starred in Dangerous Twins (2004) and his stellar performance as a good and bad twin, Taiye and Kehinde, projected him as a multi layered actor capable of much more than his "Lover Boy" image had suggested. By then, his fame had transcended the shores of Nigeria and was exceeding Africa.

His face was on numerous movie posters and his performance progressively got stronger and attracted acclaim as he sold millions of Nigerian home videos. He is an African household name that can’t be forgotten for his immense contribution to the African entertainment industry at large. He is often regarded as one of Africa's greatest actors and entertainer of all time.

He has won numerous awards for his acting and contribution to the African entertainment industry in Nigeria and around the world. In 2010, he won Best Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards for his performance in The Figurine. He is a one of the few active pioneers and ambassador of Nollywood.