Ghana’s young and uprising star Abraham Attah is making the best out of his days in school despite the seeming distractions surrounding him. The “Beast of No Nation” star has earned a 4.0 grade point in his first year at the Cheshire Academy, a co-educational college preparatory school in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA.
The youngster has indeed proved that once there is a will, there is a way. Having gotten his big break at fifteen, Abraham Attah was torn between the option of staying back to continue his education or travelling abroad to do so.
Some had suggested the child actor stayed and schooled in Ghana while others thought he should be relocated to the United States of America for better education.
Following the suggestions and mixed opinions, the young actor eventually moved to the US to continue his education, as well as expand his acting career. The actor subsequently enrolled into a prestigious private school called Chershire Academy.
While many thought the child actor would suffer intense distraction in school, Attah proved the cynics wrong by emerging as one of the best in his class -with a perfect score of 4.0. This was revealed by Zoey Martinson, the director who accompanied Attah in his debut film, “Best of No Nation”
Martinson shared the good news on her Instagram account along with a photo of the young actor holding an award from his school titled ‘Scholastic Improvement Award’.
Abraham Attah rose to stardom following his debut movie “Beast of No Nation” where he starred as Agu alongside Hollywood big shot Edris Elba.
Attah played the character ‘Agu’ who when civil war tore his family apart, was forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters f=after which he was transformed into a child soldier. Abraham Attah’s remarkable role in the movie earned him praise around the world.
Since the movie, the 16-year-old has both national and international recognition in form of awards. Some of the awards include; Best Young Actor at the Venice films festival’s Marcello Mastrioanni Awards, Best Male Lead at the 31st Independence Spirit Awards, two awards at the Ghana Movie Awards and many others. He also grabbed the Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC).
The 16-year-old has also featured in other movies. He starred in Soney Marvel’s Spiderman: Homecoming. He also featured in Bryan Singer’s short drama Out of the Village.