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2016 Oscars Mahama lauds Abraham Attah

The 15-year old, who was assisting his mother by selling on the street with no acting background, shot to fame after getting a role in ‘Beasts of No Nation’

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President John Mahama has congratulated 15-year-old Abraham Attah for raising the flag of Ghana high for winning the Best Male Lead for ‘Beasts Of No Nation’, at the 2016 Independent Spirits Awards.

The President in a tweet on Monday, February 29, 2016, said "Congrats @AttahNii. Such a positive positioning of the Ghana Brand. We can do with many more Abraham Attah's."

The 15-year old, who was assisting his mother by selling on the street with no acting background, shot to fame after getting a role in ‘Beasts of No Nation’ a movie shot in Ghana by Netflix.

Read more: Abraham Attah rocks 2016 Oscars red carpet in black suit & TOMS shoes

Attah acted alongside celebrated Hollywood Actor, Idris Elba. The movie has since won several awards both in Ghana and Europe. Attah and Idris Elba have picked several individual awards. Over the weekend, the two picked up another award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Attah also had the rare privilege of being at the Oscars where he was selected to present an award.

Below is President Mahama's tweet:

 

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