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President John Mahama has eulogised young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah, 15, for raising high the flag of Ghana to the world.

President Mahama believes the actor’s exploits has positioned Ghana positively to the world.

The President in a tweet congratulated the young actor and said Ghana needs more of his kind.

“Congrats @AttahNii. Such a positive positioning of the Ghana Brand. We can do with many more Abraham Attah’s. #BeastsOfNoNation,” President Mahama said.

The ‘Beasts of No Nation’ star was among the numerous award presenters at the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars) at the Dolby Theatre, Sunday.

Attah’s acting prowess has grabbed worldwide attention following his impressive debut role in the Netflix movie starring alongside Idris Elba.

Prior to presenting at the Oscars, Attah had won the ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday night.

On the Oscars red carpet, it came to light that 10,000 pairs of the shoes he wore will be donated to charity in Ghana.

The Independent Spirit award is Attah’s third major award after starring in the Netflix movie. He had won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015.

Abraham Attah also bagged the award for ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC).

Abraham Attah is already preparing to star in his second major movie ‘The Modern Ocean’, an adventure drama, alongside some Hollywood actors including Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves and Daniel Radcliffe.

- Source: www.myjoyonline.com

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