How Ramsey Nouah facilitated my entry into Nollywood – Adunni Ade
Nigerian actress Adunni Ade recently recounted her first encounter with A-list actor, Ramsey Nouah and how he influenced her to relocate to Nigeria.
According to Adunni, she met Ramsey Nouah in 2011 who advised her on how to penetrate into the movie industry.
Fast forward, 12 years after their first meeting on the set of 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 12 years 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 forever, a 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 too.
“Every time 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 on 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 the 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.”