It appears that Ghanaian child actor, Abraham Attah, is not only gifted on screen but with his books as well.
The teenager has just recorded a perfect score of 4.0-grade point average in his first year of schooling in the United States.
The news of this personal triumph was made public by Zoey Martinson, the director who chaperoned Attah in his debut film, ‘Best of No Nation’.
She shared the good news on her Instagram account along with a photo of the young man holding an award from his school titled ‘Scholastic Improvement Award’.
Abraham Attah started school in the United States in August 2016. Abraham Attah gained international prominence playing the lead role alongside Idris Elba in the movie Beasts of No Nation directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga. Playing the character ‘Agu’ who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier earned Attah praise around the world.
He won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015, ‘Best Male Lead’ award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards, and also Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC).
The award scheme called Attah’s role as “one of the strongest and most phenomenal we have ever seen” and added that he had “a very bright future ahead of him”.