BY VICTORIA ADEBILEJE
Veteran Nollywood actor, Ramsey Nouah is sharing with the world a very surprising bit of his past. Unlike what most people think, the soft-spoken, classy actor didn’t all have it going good as a kid.
Talking to Stargist, the 44-year-old father of 3 gave an insight to his poor background and revealed how that background helped shaped him into the man he is now.
Here is an excerpt of the interview:
“Those were the times when things got really bad for my mother and I and we had nothing. It was so bad that we didn’t have a home to live in. We had to stay in a store, one that could take only one mat. My mother and I squeezed ourselves in that mat. We didn’t even have a cup to drink water, talk more of a stove to cook on. My mother had to borrow, beg and stuff like that.“
“Those moments, those terrible moments we had nothing and we were living off people. People were just helping us out. There were times we didn’t have food to eat three or four days. You haven’t eaten and your stomach is rumbling but you don’t have any place to go. There was a time I lived on the streets, in shops. There was a time I slept under the bridge. It was unfortunate that there were no records so that we can have memories we could play back now. To me, I am so extremely grateful that I went through it. At that time, I hated everybody around me. In fact, I used to question why God was doing this to me. But I think God knew that I needed this for my future.“