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Fake News: Celebrated Nigerian Actor Ramsey Noah NOT Killed In A Devastating Car Crash In S.A.

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:22:47 Z)

A site name Samba Daily post published a death hoax about Nigerian actor Ramsey Nouah titled "BREAKING!!!, CELEBRATED NIGERIAN ACTOR RAMSEY NOAH KILLED IN A DEVASTATING CAR CRASH, IN S.A" on July 7th 2017. The article opens:

Caught on dashcam: The horrific moment a Nollywood actor was killed in a devastating car crash

Ramsey was a talented Naija actor
He died after a friend driving his BMW convertible crashed at speed
Video shows the car speeding through traffic before hitting a wall

The final moments of a car crash that resulted in a talented nollywood actor being flung to his death were captured on video.

He is best known for his staring role in the love afrosinema films The Good Man, was a passenger in his car which was being driven by a friend when it smashed into a wall on the N2.

Video of the accident was at dawn shared across social media by friends of the 27-year-old who used it to warn others about the dangers of speeding.

Of course none of it is true. There is no such video and Ramsey Nouah is not dead. In fact, he posted this to his Instagram account on July 10th 2017, something quite hard to do for a dead person:

The crash photo that is shared with the fake article is actually from a 2011 accident that happened in Paris, Tennessee, USA.


Despite being several days old this hoax keeps on racking up likes and shares as the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article clearly shows. If you see any sad Ramsey Nouah fans, cheer them up by pointing them to this article.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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