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Rapid Rise of Abraham Attah from Streets of Ashaiman to Red Carpets of Oscars

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From the Streets of Ashaiman to the Red Carpets of the Oscars, the Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah was awarded the Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards, after visiting Universal Studios with fellow child actor Jacob Tremblay.

The fast rising and award winning Ghanaian Actor who has rapidly gained recognition globally for his major role in Netflix’s “Beats Of No Nation” playing Agu, a young boy who was turned into a rebel soldier in a war torn West African Country.

Abraham Attah before being picked to Act in “Beast Of No Nation” was a street vendor, and was approached by a member of the production staff of the Netflix movie Beasts of No Nation. According to director Cary Fukunaga, Abraham was finally selected out of 30 kids.

He enjoyed a day at the amusement park with fellow young actor Jacob Tremblay and just a day later Attah was recognised for one of the best acting performances of the year.

The 15-year-old actor took home the Best Male Lead award at the Independent Spirit Awards sponsored by Heineken in Santa Monica on Saturday.

The young star captured the highest honor for an actor at the gala event for his performance in Beasts Of No Nation, which also happened to be his first acting role ever.

Abraham received a standing ovation from his peers as he hit the podium to accept the best actor prize previously won by Michael Keaton, Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Murray.

President John Dramani Mahama in a tweet hailed the young Ghanaian actor for making Ghana proud.

In a tweet on Monday, President Mahama said, “Congrats @AttahNii. Such a positive positioning of the Ghana Brand. We can do with many more Abraham Attah’s.”


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