Ramsey Nouah's face is better known around the black and African world than the face of the president of Nigeria. Born in July 1973, his face has sold many Nigerian home movies at home and abroad. Ladies melt with love for him, especially for his numerous “lover boy” roles in romantic movies.
This writer has chased him across three continents just to have this conversation. Ramsey was in the US at the inauguration of the Filmmakers Association of Nigeria, USA, and that gave Naijarules.com editor Sola Osofisan an opportunity to sit him down. Now, let's unwrap the Ramsey Nouah you have never seen.
Sola Osofisan: Mr. Nouah, I see you here in the gym. Do you work out regularly?
Ramsey Nouah: I try to.
S.O.: And what does it do for you? Is it to keep the belly in (laughing)?
R.N.: Oh yes. Absolutely. You have to like stay fit to be an actor actually. You must. In our profession, you can't have (a) port belly or a paunch. It's not good for the profession at all.
S.O.: The staying fit aspect of it... Do you need energy to be an actor? Why is staying fit important aside of the looks and the physical fitness part of it? Why is it important?
R.N.: As an actor, there are so many things you can be called to do. In Nigeria, we're not big; the industry is not big enough to have a body double in doing some of your stunts and all that and some very dangerous parts. But if you're fit, then you will be able to go through it. And then if you have the heart too of course.