Two Ghanaian boys were the big stars of Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’, Abraham Attah, who played Agu, and Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, who played Strika and has subsequently been known by that name.
However, whilst everything has gone smoothly for Attah, transitioning to Hollywood and now living a life of glamour, Strika has suffered down here and even ended up homeless.
GhanaCelebrities.Com highlighted his plight several months ago when he was spotted living in the streets with nothing to his name, despite being one of the stars of one of the biggest movies ever out of Ghana.
Strika said the reason for his plight was that his handlers had refused to give him his money in spite of all his pleas.
After the case regained public attention recently, his family made a report to police in Accra and subsequently, his manager (Kofi Roberts) was ordered to pay the money owed to Strika.
Roberts was reportedly invited to the Accra Regional Police Command, where he closed the account he held in trust for Strika and handed over the sum of Ghc 40,093.22.
He denied Strika’s claim that he has not been allowed access to his own money and said anytime the youngster needed money, he called him and he withdrew for him, although that goes contrary to everything Strika has said.
Irrespective of his claims, the boy now has his money back, although I can confidently say if he does not find professional help and leaves it to himself or his family to manage, he’ll be back on the streets in no time.