Young rising Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, has received yet another award, this time the ‘Rising Star Award’, from the ‘Black Film Critics Circle’ for his role in the movie, ‘Beasts of No Nation’.
The award labelled Attah’s role as ‘one of the strongest and most phenomenal they have ever seen’ and added that he has ‘a very bright future ahead of him’.
Attah, who is said to be without any acting background, was picked from the streets of Ghana during the shooting of Netflix’s movie ‘Beasts of No Nation.’
Abraham played the lead role of Agu who, when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier.
British actor, Idris Elba played the commander of the mercenary unit.
The 14 year-old’s shot to fame was with his winning Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015.
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