Currently trendy Ghanaian child star, Abraham Attah is back to Ghana. He flew into the country Friday morning after being away at the United States for a week.
The 15 year-old actor was received just like a superstar at the K[tps_footer][/tps_footer]otoka International Airport at about 8:00 am today and was driven straightaway to the Flagstaff House where he was hosted by the Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur.
Abraham has been in the news mostly for winning the Best Male Lead role at the 2016 Spirit Awards and for presenting an Award at the Academy Awards (Oscars) ceremony in Hollywood.
The Ghanaian teenager was brought to limelight after playing a lead role as child soldier ‘Agu’ in Netflix’s movie, ‘Beasts of No Nation’.
The movie was based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala. Shoot in Ghana, it also stars Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi, Grace Nortey and popular Hollywood actor, Idris Elba.
It was directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga, and the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Streaming Service Netflix.
After starring in this film, Abraham Attah has bagged not less than four different awards. These include: Venice International Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance (shared with Jacob Tremblay), Black Film Critics Circle|Black Film Critics Circle Rising Star Awa and lastly, Best Male Lead at the Independent Spirits Award.
Being the very first time Abraham is playing an acting role, all and sundry, especially, the Ghanaian community could not help but celebrate this young hero in the very best way they can.