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Entertainment of Friday, 4 March 2016


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Young actor, Abraham Attah arrived in Ghana about an hour after about a week stay in the United States of America.

He attended the 2016 Oscars where he presented an award, and also won ‘Best Male Lead’ at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards.

In a message posted on the vice president's page, Attah will be hosted by the Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur at the Flagstaff House.

It was the third major award for the young actor who won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015.

He also won ‘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”.

Abraham Attah 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.

Based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala, the movie was shoot in Ghana and also stars Ama K. Abebrese, Fred Amugi and Grace Nortey. It was directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga, and the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Streaming Service Netflix.

The movie was premiered in Ghana last year. Before that, it premiered on Netflix and in selected Theaters in The United States of America on October 16.

It was screened at number of prestigious film festivals including Venice, BFI London and Toronto International Film Festival.