Ramsey Nouah is African acting royalty, one of the best known, most popular and much loved actors. His father is Israeli and his mother is from Nigeria. In 2010 he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role.He is the star of the new landmark Nigerian international movie “76”, where he plays the lead role of the charismatic ‘Captain Joseph Dewa’, a soldier who is accused of involvement in the military Coup of 1976 which ended up with the assassination of the President – General Murtala Mohammed. This ground-breaking suspense thriller, is being taken to international markets inluding Toronto Film Festival and also the BFI’s London Film Festival. This is great international exposure for the picture and the role has been one that Nouah has cherished.
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The story and the character – Story: It’s one of Nigeria’s history that needed to be told.
Character: I admire soldiers and have always wanted to depict it in our movies. I find the character endearing, narrating the travails of a soldier and the pains of his loved ones.
2. What were your memories if any…or what did you know about this turbulent time in Nigera’s history?
I was six years old at the time, so no memories but stories from people that came in close contact with the incident, and I find the stories compelling for history.
3. What were the challenges you faced shooting the movie, also on the other side….. the best experiences you had filming?
It’s a period piece set in the year 1976.
4. How do you feel the elements of love and heritage are covered in the film?
Love and Heritage is a strong theme in ’76, which lately is lacking in humanity and the director strongly painted a perfect picture to bring to light those values to the viewers.
5. How do you feel about love and heritage in your own life?
Being an African Actor and a public figure, people are naturally endeared towards me, so I use this platform to reach out in various ways I canm either in a personal or humanitarian way.
6. Why should people see this movie?
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