He also congratulated the young movie star for being a huge ambassador for the nation internationally.

Abraham AttahVice President Amissah-Arthur gave the commendation when he received Abraham Atta, his parents and his Ghanaian manager at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

Abraham Attah, a 14-year old student of Cape Coast Montessori School, returned to Ghana after winning the ‘Best Male Lead’ at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards and was also called upon to present an award at the 2016 Academy Awards, Oscars.

Abraham Attah played the lead role of Agu in the movie “The Beast of No Nation” who, when civil war tore his family apart, was forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier, based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur urged the young Ghanaian actor to live a simple and modest life and not be carried away by his international fame and stardom.

He tasked the young movie star to continue with his education, adding that the best way to nurture such talent was to learn as much as he could.

He said with education the young film actor would be able to do better than what he had already done.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also urged the young actor to serve as a role model for most children who would want to be like him.

Abraham Attah commended Vice President Amissah-Arthur for the warm reception and promised to make the nation proud.

Abraham Attah arrived in Ghana to a superstar welcome at the Kotoka International Airport after a week of international breakthroughs, including attending the 2016 Oscars where he presented an award, and also won ‘Best Male Lead’ at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards.

It was the third major award for the young actor who won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival 2015. He also won ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle.

The Beast of No Nation movie was shot in Ghana and also stars Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi and Grace Nortey and directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga.

Source: GNA


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