Nollywood is one industry that has given us hundreds of Uber-talented actors, directors and producers. Ramsey Nuoah is one actor that has managed to stay relevant through the years since his breakout role in the 1993 series, Mage Fortune. Now a household name, Ramsey has gone from acting, producing and now dabbling in directing. From a lucky rich boy, to head of a powerful secret cult, Ramsey has managed to embody his roles almost too perfectly? Here’s a ranking of a few of Ramsey Nouah’s films available on Netflix.
THE FIGURINE (2009)
Known as one of the films that ushered Nollywood into a whole new era, The Figurine is a film that explores the story of two friends and an unearthed figurine (Araromire). Ramsey’s character, Femi, also enjoys the wealth Araromire brings for seven years, which is soon followed by seven years of bad luck. His performance in this film was good, not perfect, but hey that was 2009. In my opinion he was one of the better actors through the film as his acting was subtle, realistic and not over exaggerated like a few of the other character. In terms of delivery, embodiment and overall performance I would rate it a 8/10.
MY WIFE AND I (2017)
Another love (ish) story starring (Toyosi) Ramsey Nouah and (Ebere) Omoni Oboli, My Wife and I follows the story of an unhappy couple who end up switching bodies in order to walk in each other’s shoes. Mimicking the plot of Freaky Friday, Ramsey and Omoni’s character switch bodies shortly after consulting a somewhat sketchy pastor. As a result of their constant bickering, the pastor decided a body swap would help the couple understand each other better. This is one of my favourite Ramsey movies because his performance flows so well with Omoni’s, bouncing off each other’s energies all through the film. In terms of delivery, embodiment and overall performance I would rate it a 7/10.
MERRY MEN (2018)
Sigh. I don’t know if this is also popular opinion but this film…sigh. I guess my judgement is going to be a bit biased because I already think this film is a mistake with two too many follow up mistakes. This film follows the story of four rich friends, known as the ‘Merry Men’, who plan to save a village from demolition by a corrupt politician. To be fair, I don’t have too much to say about Ramsey’s performance because it will come off as harsh, biased and of no substance. In terms of delivery, embodiment and overall performance I would rate it a 4/10 (sorry not sorry).
LIVING IN BONDAGE (2019)
Probably one of his best films, Living in Bondage: Breaking Free seemed to be another turning point in Nigerian cinema. A remake of the 1992 classic, this sequel follows the aftermath of the previous cult members………… Ramsey’s character, the head of the cult was pivotal in representing the lavishness of being a cult member. Ramsey played this role perfectly, not like anyone is born to be the head of a secret cult, but maybe Ramsey Nouah was born to play this role. Was that a little extra? In terms of delivery, embodiment and overall performance I would rate it a 9/10 ( Not to be salty but theres always room for improvement)
These films only make up a fraction of Ramsey’s film reel, but it’s quite evident that he’s a heck of an actor. After acting for almost thirty years, he has raked up enough experience in the industry to be considered a veteran. Honestly, I am quite excited to see other projects he has in store for us in the years to come.