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Ramsey Nouah’s rag to riches story: ”There was a time I lived on the streets”

Nollywood actor Ramsey Nouah’s story was recently featured on Stargist highlighting the struggles he faced while growing up.

”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.

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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

These were moments when I was young. I didn’t realize the gravity of the poverty we were in. I couldn’t tell, but it was good orientation for me. Those were moments when I thank God for making me pass through, because they have sustained and helped me even as an actor. The ability to deliver all the roles they give me comes from having tasted both sides of the coin.”

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  • fatumata k jalloh

    December 02, 12 2015 03:11:26

    It a very sad story keep up the gd work lover boy:-*

  • favour

    December 04, 12 2015 10:40:19

    God after all the suffering you still later become somebody and a famous at last. Oh God please help me achieve my aims. i want to become and artiste like you. i don’t just know how to go about it, if i see help here today, tomorrow it will not walk out successfully as i taught. please i knew you guys are reading our post as well, please if any one that pity my condition too and wish to help me become and actress and achieve my aim you can contact me through my email: bestbaby1k@yahoo.com or my phone number: 07032630242

  • flore

    March 08, 03 2016 08:31:15

    With every adversity comes a great lesson and even greater blessings! Stay blessed

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