Young actor Abraham Attah has won another award.
Abraham won the Pan Africa Film Personality Of The Year at the just ended Osagyefo Pan Africa Eminence Award 2016 which took place over the weekend.
The manager of the young and talented actor Mawuko Kuadzi who took the award on behalf of Abraham Attah at the Accra International Conference Center, thanked organizers of the Osagyefo Pan Africa Eminence Award 2016.
“We thank God for another award that have been given to Abraham Attah, is such a great honor to be honored by the Pan Africa Eminence Awards. We really appreciate it and Abraham wants to dedicate this to every great talent that has not been discovered yet”. Mawuko Kuadzi said.
Abraham who wasn’t present delivered a speech, which was read by Mawuko Kuadzi.
Below is the speech presented by Mawuko Kuadzi on behalf of Abraham Attah.
“I wish I was here in person to receive this award but it couldn’t happen but Big thanks to God for another opportunity to be honored. Thank you to my parent and everyone who believed in me and supported me to come this far. Thank you to event organizers for thinking about me and honoring me.
Tomorrow will be exactly a year, Beasts of No Nation was released. And I am very happy to be part of such a wonderful film.
The first time I saw the film on the big screen I cried and I asked “so if war should hit our country is this how it is going to be?”. I was told,even worse than that. In this time of our election,my message to all Ghanians is “We have only one Ghana and we must not experiment with it. I experienced war in the movie and I don’t want to experience it in real life”.It is children like us that suffer.That is why even though I will not be in Ghana during the election, my foundation is embarking on the Ghana Peace Drive-Let Ghana Win. Ghana is my home,no matter where I find myself.
This award is dedicated to any talent out there,that has not been discovered yet
Abraham Attah gained international prominence playing lead role alongside Idris Elba in the Movie Beasts of No Nation directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga.
Playing the character ‘Agu’ who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier earned Attah praise around the world.
He also won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015, ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards, and also Rising Star Award’ at the Black Fim Critics Circle (BFCC). The award scheme called Attah’s role as “one of the strongest and most phenomenal we have ever seen” and added that he had “a very bright future ahead of him”.
The movie was based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala. Shoot in Ghana, it starred Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi and Grace Nortey.
The movie was the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Streaming Service Netflix