“Beast Of No Nation” Star Seen Begging For Money On The Streets Of Accra
Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, the young man who is popularly known for his role as “Strika” in the ‘Beasts of No Nations’ movie, is said to have ended up a beggar on the streets of Accra despite starring in the internationally acclaimed movie.
The teenager from Ghana starred alongside Abraham Attah (who is now famous) and Idris Elba who were undoubtedly the stars of the movie.
Unlike his fellow actor Attah (Agu), who has since shot to fame, Adom Quaye was seen on the streets of Ghana begging for money.
And it took a facebook user to find him.
In a post on Facebook, Caleb Boye narrates how he met Strika while he was begging to make ends meet, when he probably should be in school for a boy his age.
Boye wrote, “I am sad this morning. I was heading to the Ghana Institute of Journalism campus and I met [Strika]. You would ask who is [Strika]? [Strika] starred in the movie Beast of No Nations. The said film that made Abraham Attah. Today I met him begging for money on the road leading to GIJ. I called him and brought him to campus. Speaking to him, he tells me he now works with a gentleman who sells yam at Agbogbloshie Market. He stays with his grandma at North Kaneshie.”
This is coming as a shock since Kobina Amissah-Sam in an interview with MzGee on Hitz FM in 2016 said all the kids who took part in the movie have been well taken care of.
He is reported to have said “They have not been forgotten, they have really been taken care of. They are not lacking now as they used to so everything is cool for them now. He has never been in school before but after the production, producers of the movie felt that they have to put him in school.
“I don’t think that it is Netflix that is taking care of them, it is the producer who wants to help the kids. He is taking care of the three kids, Abraham, Striker and there is one other guy called Justice who stepped on Agu’s head when he was caught”.
However, in the chat, Strika revealed that his relationship with his co-actor, Attah hasn’t been the same ever since he relocated to the USA.
“The way he [Abraham Attah] now behaves is not good. The way he talks; the way he replies is not good. He will be shouting on you and all stuff, I don’t know if it’s because he has travelled outside,” he said.
Adom Online also reports that Strika alleges that after shooting the movie, a producer named Kofi Robert popped up and requested to keep his monies into a bank account until he turned 18, but that hasn’t happened even though he is approaching 19.
Watch the video of his interview below: