Nouah in Gbomo Gbomo Express (2015)
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr.
19 December 1970
Ramsey Nouah (born Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr.; 19 December 1970) is a Nigerian actor and director. He won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010. He made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019.
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.
Nouah's 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. 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.
Nouah is married to Emelia Philips-Nouah. The couple have two sons and a daughter, named as Quincy, Camil Nouah and Desiree Nouah.
|1996||Silent Night||with Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Segun Arinze and Alex Usifo|
|2000||Fugitive||with Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damasus and Rita Dominic|
|2001||The Battle of Love|
|2002||Power of Love||With Genevieve Nnaji|
|2002||Valentino||with Genevieve Nnaji|
|2002||My Love||with Hilda Dokubo|
|2002||Church Business||with Genevieve Nnaji|
|2003||Emotional Crack||with Stephanie Okereke and Patience Ozokwor|
|2003||Supa Love||with Genevieve Nnaji|
|2003||True Love||with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde|
|2004||Across the Niger|
|2004||Dangerous Twins||Taiye & Kehinde||with Stella Damasus and Bimbo Akintola|
|2005||Coming to South Africa|
|2008||Chase||with Uche Jombo|
|2009||Reloaded (2009 film)||with Stephanie Okereke and Rita Dominic|
|2009||The Figurine||Femi||with Kunle Afolayan|
|2009||Guilty Pleasures (2009 film)||Tesso||with Nse Ikpe-Etim|
|2010||Private Storm||Alex||with Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, Ufuoma Ejenobor and John Dumelo|
|2010||The Black Soul|
|2011||Heart of a Fighter||With Mercy Johnson, Enebeli Elebuwa & Chika Ike|
|2011||Iru Oka||With Ayo Adesanya, Adebayo Salami & Racheal Oniga|
|2012||Weekend Getaway||With Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo and Uti Nwachukwu|
|2012||Gem of the Rainforest|
|2013||Confusion Na Wa||Emeka Nwosu|
|2014||Unguarded||with Chet Anekwe|
|2014||Busted Life||with Chet Anekwe|
|2014||30 Days in Atlanta||Richard|
|2015||Tempting Fate||Ugo||With Dan Davies, Andrew Onochie & John J Vogel|
|2015||The Grave Dust||Johnson Okwuozo||With Joke Silva|
|2015||Gbomo Gbomo Express||Austin Mba|
|2016||'76||Captain Joseph Dewa||With Rita Dominic, Ibinabo Fiberesima|
|2018||Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons||Ayo Alesinloye||With Remi Martins (Falz the Bad Guy), Amaju Abioritsegbemi (AY the comedian),and Naz Okigbo (Jim Iyke)|
|2019||The Millions||Bem Kator|
Television2018 Oghenekome (Broken) with Segun Arinze
|1993||Fortunes||Jeff||with Liz Benson and Regina Askia|
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