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Ramsey Nouah "I Slept Under The Bridge & Didn't Eat Four Days"

Famous Nigerian Actor, Ramsey Nouah

Those were the times when things got really bad for my mother and I, we had nothing. It was so bad that we didn’t have a home or shelter to live in. We had to stay in a store, a small store 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 not to talk of a stove to cook. And my mother had to borrow, beg and stuff like that. These were moments when I was young I didn’t realize the gravity of poverty we were in, I couldn’t tell. But it was a good orientation for me.

It was moments that I thank God for making me past through, because that has sustained and helped me even as an actor. The ability to deliver all the roles they give me because I have tasted both sides of the coin.It was moments that I thank God for making me past through, because that has sustained and helped me even as an actor. The ability to deliver all the roles they give me because I have tasted both sides of the coin.

Yeah, those moments; those terrible moments when 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 street, 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.

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Comment by Mama Malaika on January 9, 2014 at 11:08
We must never forget who we are and where we come from.
His (Ramsey) story is told million and million times by people who are living in Africa. Unfortunately some celebrities forget that life turns and you may end up return to the same place (poverty).
Comment by ANGELA JULIUS on January 6, 2014 at 15:43

dah maisha pole sana ndugu yangu Ramsey. kikukweli kila mtu ana sababu zake za yeye binafsi kufika hapo alipo.Tumshukuru sana Mungu.

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