Adunni Ade has disclosed how Ramsey Nouah directed her towards choosing the right path in Nollywood. The ‘Soólè’ actress stated clearly that he told her that she had two ways to make it to the top – the fast route and the slow route.
Nouah also advised Adunni Ade to move back to Nigeria. She said;
“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.
He explained what the fast route was and then said “You look like the one who would take the slow route” (not sure if he really saw that in me or speaking unspoken words)but that slow route was my intended path.
It might seem like it’s taking for ever, 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 to.
Everytime 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 in a path I had already chosen but you did!
It has always been my dream to work with you for as long as I can remember and 12 years later from the time we spoke in DC, the magic happened. Getting a call from bro @chrisodeh to work with y’all on set of TOKUNBO was mind blowing!
To you and your team! Thank you for making me enjoy the set! As crazy as it was, it’s one of my favorite production I have been part of.
Ramsey is a well detailed individual! An Auteur!
Barbara, Susan, Efe, Rex, Teju pretty much everyone on set! Y’all are extremely professional! Y’all keep it that way!
Lastly, @gideonokeke.ng The world will be at their feet after seeing your performance in this film and I pray you get all the accolades you deserve!
@chidimokeme you are someone that also made me feel super comfortable and welcome when I first moved here. God bless your kind heart for the warm reception.
TOKUNBO WILL BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF!”
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