President John Dramani Mahama said Ghanaian actor, Abrahama Attah, 14, is the face of Ghana. In his speech at the 59th Independence Celebration at the Black Star Square, President Mahama said Ghanaians applauded the loudest when the young actor received his international movie awards abroad, yet he belongs to the whole continent.
The President said the whole of the continent stood in excitement with Ghana when the young actor made the nation proud. Abraham Attah was named “Best Male Lead” at the 31st Independent Spirit Awards on February 27 for his role in the “Beast of No Nation” movie shot in Ghana. Attah beat fellow actors Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind), Christopher Abbott (James White), Jason Segel (The End of the Tour) and Koudous Seihon (Mediterranea) to grab the prize. The President also mentioned the success stories of Kofi Annan and exploits of the Ghana Black Star.
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