- A young colleague of Abraham Attah, Strika, who also starred in Beasts of No Nation has now turned yam seller
- Strika said his percentage allocated to him after the movie has landed in the pocket of one Kofi Rabbit
- Strika is begging for Kofi to return his money so he could learn a trade
A young boy who was part of the cast for ‘Beast of No Nation’, known only as Strika, has turned a beggar on the streets of Accra, YEN.com.gh has learnt.
Strika is not just a beggar, but also a yam seller in the traffic and at the Agbogbloshi Market in Accra.
This was revealed by Strika himself in an interview with GHONE Newsroom on Monday, August 20, 2018, monitored by YEN.com.gh.
According to Strika, they were a group of three boys including himself, Abraham Attah, and one other boy called Justice who shot the Beasts of No Nation movie.
He revealed that they were each given an amount of thirty thousand (30,000) but couldn’t say whether the amount was in dollars or cedis.
That money, he said, was given to one of the casts of the movie called Zowi, an American star.
Strika added that he was told that that thirty thousand is what was being used to cater for him therefore, he has accepted that the thirty thousand no longer exists.
However, the money that he is fighting for now is the one percent (1%) money promised him by the producers after the movie was bought by Netflix.
Strika explained that he was promised one percent while Abraham had two percent because he played a supporting role to Abraham, the main character.
That money, according to the agreement he had with the producers, was to be kept in the bank for him until he turned eighteen years old.
The money, which he said he has no idea how much it was, was deposited at the bank with signatories of one of the Ghanaian actors in the movie, Kofi Rabbit, and Zowi.
However, now that he is eighteen and about to turn nineteen, Kofi Rabbit is refusing to let him have access to the money, and keeps telling him many stories, Strika stated.
He revealed that he does not remember which of the banks his money is being saved, but he desperately needs the money to learn a trade or start his own business.
“All I want now is for Kofi Rabbit to release my money and let me have access to my bank account. I want to learn a trade or start my own business,” Strika narrated in the interview monitored by YEN.com.gh.
He disclosed also that as part of the promises, he and Abraham Attah and Justice were taken to a Montessori School in Cape Coast but Abraham left later to school in America.
Strika said he left the school in Cape Coast and returned to Accra because have lived in Accra all his life and he never found living in Cape Coast comforting.
He also said he realized he couldn’t grasp anything he was being taught in school and so he concluded that his was to learn a trade, for which reason he wants his money back from the ‘pocket’ of Kofi Rabbit.
According to Strika, he and Justice were also picked on the street just like Abraham Attah, and went through two auditions before being selected for their roles in Beasts of No Nation.
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