Ramsey Nouah

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Ramsey Nouah
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Nouah in Gbomo Gbomo Express (2015)
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr.

(1970-12-19) 19 December 1970 (age 50)
Lagos, Nigeria
Film director
Years active1993-present

Ramsey Nouah (born Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr.; 19 December 1970)[1] is a Nigerian actor and director. He won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010 for his performance in the movie "The Figurine".[2] He made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019[3] and also went on to direct Nollywood classic Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story which is a remake of Rattlesnake (1995).[4][5][6]

Early life[edit]

Nouah was born in Lagos 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.[7]


Nouah's acting career kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes.[8] 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.[9][10] In 2010 Nouah won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Figurine. He was also nominated, in 2017, for the African Movie Academy Award for"Best Actor in a Leading Role" in the movie "76"[2] Nouah is considered to be one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria.[11] In 2015, he secured the rights to Living in Bondage: Breaking Free from Kenneth Nnebue for a possible remake to be filmed in Europe, America, and Nigeria.[12] The news was later confirmed on Instagram, but the film appeared to be in development hell for three years.[13] In 2018, Nouah announced his remake had become a sequel titled Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, which was released 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.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Nouah is married to Emelia Philips-Nouah. The couple have one son named Quincy, and two daughters named Camil Nouah, and Desiree Nouah.

Selected filmography[edit]


Year Title Function Cast
1996 Silent Night Actor with Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Segun Arinze, and Alex Usifo
1999 Camouflage Actor
1999 End of the Wicked Actor with Alex Usifo Omiagbo and Helen Ukpabio
2000 Fugitive Actor with Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damasus, and Rita Dominic
2001 The Battle of Love Actor
2002 Power of Love Actor with Genevieve Nnaji
2002 Valentino Actor with Genevieve Nnaji
2002 My Love Actor with Hilda Dokubo
2002 Church Business Actor with Genevieve Nnaji
2003 Break Up Actor with Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke and Pat Attah
2003 Emotional Crack Actor with Stephanie Okereke and Patience Ozokwor
2003 Supa Love Actor with Genevieve Nnaji
2003 True Love Actor with Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
2004 Across the Niger Actor
2004 Dangerous Twins Actor (Taiye & Kehinde) with Stella Damasus and Bimbo Akintola
2005 Coming to South Africa Actor
2005 Bleeding Love Actor
2007 The Faculty Actor
2008 Chase Actor with Uche Jombo
2008 Sweet Tomorrow Actor
2009 Reloaded (2009 film) Actor with Stephanie Okereke and Rita Dominic
2009 The Figurine Actor (Femi) with Kunle Afolayan
2009 Nnenda Actor
2009 Guilty Pleasures (2009 film) Actor (Tesso) with Nse Ikpe-Etim
2010 Private Storm Actor (Alex) with Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, Ufuoma Ejenobor, and John Dumelo
2010 The Black Soul Actor
2011 Heart of a Fighter Actor with Mercy Johnson, Enebeli Elebuwa, and Chika Ike
2011 Iru Oka Actor with Ayo Adesanya, Adebayo Salami, and Racheal Oniga
2012 Weekend Getaway Actor with Genevieve Nnaji, Ini Edo, and Uti Nwachukwu
2012 Gem of the Rainforest Actor
2013 Confusion Na Wa Actor (Emeka Nwosu)
2014 Unguarded Actor with Chet Anekwe
2014 Busted Life Actor with Chet Anekwe
2014 30 Days in Atlanta Richard Actor
2015 Tempting Fate Actor (Ugo) with Dan Davies, Andrew Onochie, and John J Vogel
2015 The Grave Dust Actor (Johnson Okwuozo) with Joke Silva
2015 Gbomo Gbomo Express[15] Actor (Austin Mba)
2016 '76 Actor (Captain Joseph Dewa) with Rita Dominic and Ibinabo Fiberesima
2017 The Accidental Spy Actor (Manny)
2018 Crazy People [16] Actor (Ramsey Nouah) with Chioma (Chigurl) Omerua, Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle, Monalisa Chinda, Desmond Elliot and Kunle Afolayan
2018 Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons Actor (Ayo Alesinloye) with Remi Martins, Falz, Amaju Abioritsegbemi, Ayo Makun, Naz Okigbo, and Jim Iyke
2018 Lagos Landing Actor (Bayo)
2019 The Millions Actor (Bem Kator)
2019 Living in Bondage: Breaking Free Director / Actor (Richard Williams) with Enyinna Nwigwe and Swanky JKA
2019 Merry Men 2 Actor (Ayo) with Ayo Makun, Jim Iyke, and Falz
2020 Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story Director Stan Nze, Osas Ighodaro, Ayo Makun, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Fortunes Jeff with Liz Benson and Regina Askia
2018 Oghenekome (Broken) with Segun Arinze

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nollywood Actor Ramsey Nouah Birthday". IReportersTV. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "The 2010 African Movie Academy Awards: Winners, Re-Cap, Dresses". New York, NY, USA: MTV Networks a division of Viacom International Inc. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  3. ^ "'Living in Bondage: Breaking Free' is perfect for Ramsey Nouah's directorial debut (Review)". Pulse Nigeria. 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  4. ^ https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/movies/rattlesnake-the-ahanna-story-to-premiere-in-cinemas-november-13/g0e9x8w
  5. ^ https://www.nollywoodreinvented.com/2020/09/coming-soon-rattlesnake-the-ahanna-story.html
  6. ^ https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/play-network-ramsey-nouah-remake-nollywood-classic-rattlesnake-the-ahanna-story/
  7. ^ "I don't have a University degree: Ramsey Nouah". Nigeria: City Pulse. Archived from the original on 2015-02-04. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  8. ^ Mercy, Michael (24 July 2010). "Ramsey Nouah". The Nation. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 19 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Ramsey Noah: Lover boy…". Stabroek News. Georgetown, Guyana. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  10. ^ Kerrigan, Finola (2010). Film Marketing (1 ed.). Elsevier Ltd. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-7506-8683-9.
  11. ^ Okpewho, Isidore; Nzegwu, Nkiru (2009). The New African Diaspora. Indiana University Press. p. 403. ISBN 978-0-253-35337-5.
  12. ^ "A sequel to the 1992 classic is being made". www.pulse.ng. 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  13. ^ "TheNET.ng - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  14. ^ "Awaiting Second Coming Of Living In Bondage". guardian.ng. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  15. ^ "Ramsey Nouah, Alexx Ekubo, Blossom Chukwujekwu star in new movie". YeYePikin.com. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  16. ^ https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/movies/ramsey-nouah-actor-on-why-his-new-movie-crazy-people-is-worth-seeing-in-cinemas/f1fh8ym

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