How Ramsey Nouah influenced my relocation to Nigeria – Adunni Ade recounts
Actress Ramsey Nouah successfully persuaded Nollywood star Adunni Ade to move to Nigeria, as she recalled in a recent interview.
The fair-skinned actress said she first met Ramsey Nouah in 2011 and that he gave her some advice, which she still firmly adheres to today.
She recalled how Ramsey Nouah had advised her to relocate to Nigeria so she could work in front of the country’s audience if she wanted to be successful in Nollywood.
He continued by saying that she had two options for getting to the top: the quick route or the long route. She chose the latter.
Adunni revealed that Ramsey Nouah is one of the actors she mentioned in saying that if someone with her appearance could succeed, so could she.
Fast forward to now, 12years after their first meeting on the set on a new movie, a grateful Adunni Ade wrote:
“I have told this story a few times but in 2011, I met bro @ramseynouah in Owings Mills, Maryland. I later requested to have a talk with him which we did at a mall close to DC.
He gave me some pointers I still hold.on strongly to 12years later. He said, if you really want to pursue Acting in Nollywood, you’d have to move out to Nigeria and be in the faces of the Nigerian audience.
He added, there are 2 ways to make it to the top. The fast route or what seems to be the slow route. You look like the one who would take the slow route (not sure if he really saw that in me or speaking unspoken words). It might seem like it’s taking for ever, bunch of no’s, rejection left and right. But keep pushing until you get to the top and best believe you will remain at the top for a very long time.
Growing up, he was someone I constantly made reference to, that if someone who looked like me could make it in a country I thought did me wrong, I could to.
Everytime I see him, I make it a conscious decision to always thank him. I’m sure he’s always wondering but why? Bro Ramsey! You have an amazing spirit! You are far too kind! You didn’t have to help direct me in a path I had already chosen but you did! It has always been my dream to work with you and 12 years later. The magic happened.
Getting a call from @chrisodeh to work with y’all on set of TOKUNBO was mind blowing!
To you and your team! Thank you for making me enjoy the set! As cr@zy as it was, it’s one of my favorite production have been part of. Ramsey is a well detailed individual. An auteur! Barbara, Susan, Efe, Rex, Teju pretty much everyone on set! Y’all are extremely professional! Y’all keep it that way…….”.