Strika, a young Ghanaian actor who starred in ‘Beast of No Nation,’ the movie that shot Abraham Attah to fame, has been found begging on the streets for his livelihood.
The young actor was found on the streets on Monday morning by a student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Caleb Nii Boye.
According to Caleb who reported the incident on his Facebook page, he took Striker to the GIJ campus and interrogated him.
In his interview, Strika disclosed that he sells yam at Agbogbloshie Market and stays with his grandma at North Kaneshie.
Striker added that he was begging on the street before he got a role in the movie, ‘Beast of No Nation.’
He revealed that after shooting the movie he was supposed to have been paid $30, 000, but he did not get the money from the movie producers.
He said he was also supposed to have had 1% of the revenue accrued from the sale of the movie.
“I did not even see the money. They said the money was at the bank,” he added.
Strika noted that he had been told by a gentleman called Kofi Robert that he would be given the money if he attains the age of eighteen (18).
Even though he is 18 now, he says attempts to get the money has not been successful.
Striker alleged that Kofi Robert is taking charge of his money.
[contextly_sidebar id=”jD7EROE5IuoVGXT7toOWmYhKBK5WQJ6m”]According to Striker, he has also starred in a movie called ‘Jungo Justice.’
‘Beasts of No Nation’ is a 2015 American war drama film written, co-produced and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who acted as his own cinematographer, about a young boy who becomes a child soldier as his country goes through a horrific war.
Shot in Ghana and starring Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh, and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, the film is based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala ― the book itself being named after a Fela Kuti album.
While one of Ghana’s young actors Abraham Attah, who took a lead role in the movie has shot to fame and won many awards, it appears the light did not shine enough for Strika who played a supporting role.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citinewsroom.com/Ghana