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Statement "We strongly state Abraham Attah is not a street child" - Management

The young actor’s management, MK Casting in a press statement released on Monday, September 14 is clearing the air after reports emerged that he was virtually picked from the streets to star in a yet-to-released film, "Beats of No Nation".

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Abraham Attah

The management of 14-year-old Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, has repudiated recent reports that he was a street child.

Attah Abraham won the Marcello Mastroianni’s "Best Young Actor Award" at the 2015 Venice Film Festival for his lead performance in a movie alongside Idris Elba.

Shortly after the win, there were reports that Attah Abraham, who is said to be without any acting background, was picked from the streets of Ghana during the shooting of Netflix movie.

Read More: 14 -year-old Ghanaian street boy wins intl. movie award

The young actor’s management, MK Casting in a press statement released on Monday, September 14 is clearing the air after reports emerged that he was virtually picked from the streets to star in a yet-to-released film, "Beats of No Nation".

Read the full statement below:  

OFFICIAL RELEASE ON ABRAHAM ATTAH

We thank Ghanaians for the massive publicity and support for Abraham Attah who won the best young actor at the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

But we are not happy about the article that said he was a street child. We strongly state Abraham Attah is not a street child. He stays with his parent here in Ashiaman, Accra Ghana.

He was not picked up on the street for the film Beasts of No Nation. He was spotted among other kids playing football on a park by the casting team who spoke to him about the film and he introduced them to his parent. And went through the audition process.

When Abraham Attah was shot listed for the role he played in the film, he was always picked up from his parent by Zoey Martinson, Mawuko Kuadzi and Gift Gifty.

He comes from a responsible home and we don't want his image to be tarnished.

Thank you.

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