Ramey Dawoud is a Sudanese American songwriter and actor. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he immigrated to the United States in 1999 and settled in the Kansas City metropolitan area, where he currently resides.
With the traditional Nubian and Sudanese songs that he listened to growing up and the new textures of music he discovered living in the U.S., he began writing his own songs during his adolescence that reflected his wide range of musical influences. All the while, he also began honing his acting by studying theatre and the performing arts while in high school. His first solo music was a mixtape he digitally released independently, “Diary Of A Menace”, in 2008. In late 2010 Ramey participated at the Sudanese Summit and Gatwich Festival in Nairobi Kenya and also appeared in the music video for "We Want Peace" along with Alicia Keys, George Clooney, and Kofi Annan. His work with the group The Ambassadors garnered him a Best New Artist award at the 2011 Kansas City Entertainment Awards. In 2012, he made his film acting debut by starring as Faisal in the film “Faisal Goes West”, which won Best In Show at the 2013 Texas Independent Film Festival and Best Original Narrative Short at the 2013 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, as well being featured as the Opening Night Film at the inaugural Sudan Independent Film Festival. Dawoud released "Kashta" in 2017 followed by his latest EP "I Am Because We Are' in August 2018.