Social media users have finally been brought out of oblivion regarding the failed chase of Ghanaian actor, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye who starred as Strika, in Hollywood movie, Beast of No Nation.
Strika in an interview spotted by happyghana.com recalled the days of being a movie star with his counterpart, Abraham Atta who starred in the movie as Agu, and has risen to international prominence.
Strika noted that he was aware of the questions many people ask regarding his career and his failure to also become like Abraham Atta. He hinted that Atta was helped by his guardians to make the right decisions, however he (Strika) had no one to do the same for him. “Abraham had support from his guardians; His parents monitored his every move and made sure everything was in order; I on the other hand, I had no one so all my money was given to the wrong people and I could not trace who and where my money was going to.”
Strika revealed that he was given 30,000 Ghana cedis as his share from the movie by his supposed managers and has squandered all he earned. “The movie turned out to be really big and a lot of money was made out of it; Later on management came to give me 30,000 Ghana cedis as my share from the movie; It was until just recently that I realized that they had squandered what was rightfully mine; I have also squandered all the money that was given to me.”
‘Beasts of No Nation’ is a 2015 American war drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who acted as his own cinematographer, about a young boy who becomes a child soldier as his country goes through a horrific war.
Shot in Ghana and starring Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh, and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, the film is based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala the book itself being named after a Fela Kuti album.