Over the weekend, Abraham Attah, a 14-year old former street vendor-turned actor won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival 2015 for his role in the movie Beasts Of No Nation.
Attah played the role of Agu, who when civil war engulfs his West African country is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters.
Award-winning Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy, took to his Facebook page to congratulate Abrahm, whom he calls a ‘former comrade’ on the streets of Ashiaman for achieving the enviable feat and bringing honour to the somewhat shantytown.
In a Facebook he said:
ANOTHER “ASHAIMAN BOY”GONE GLOBAL
This Young Boy is A Testimony Of Gods Mysterious Acts… My little Friend Will Rush To The Car Every Single Time To Collect And Pay My Toll..
Keeps The Change And Gives A PK in Return.. Words Cannot Explain My Joy I’m Overwhelmed..
Because God is Just Too Much His Goodness And Mercies Endureth Forever From Generation To Generation… Selah!! When I saw the Trailer,Tears Run Down My eyes..
Men Will Look At Degrees/Masters/Background checks/ status / body stature/ GOD OVER LOOKS IT ALL.. Go On Brother Go On Nii.. Just Like Your Name God Made You King Before Your Birth… Congratulations On Your Award ” Marcello Mastroiannis Best Young Actor” At The Venice Film Festival.