Ghanaian actor, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, popularly known for his role as Strika in the 2015 Netflix film, Beast of No Nation in a video that surfaced online begs Ghanaian for help as he was seen selling coconuts on the street.
In the video where he was captured appealing for help again, 23-year-old Strika who turned up for an interview on Funny Love Radio afterward, said things have turned from bad to worse for him.
The actor emotionally revealed that Ghanaians will weep if they find out where he sleeps.
Strika also disclosed that aside from his difficulty finding accommodation, he works as a carpenter’s apprentice and has to rely on his master to feed him.
On how he used the money he got from featuring in Beast Of No Nation, he said that the proceeds from his appearance in the movie never got to him and he has been forced back into the role of a street boy.
He ended his plea by revealing that he will be very happy if movie directors cast him on skits or even short comedy series.
Recall that Emmanuel co-starred alongside the boy Agu (Abraham Attah) in the award-winning movie, Beast of no Nation. He was able to portray the picture of ‘Strika’ as a broken boy. He perfectly brought out the emotions portraying the kind of torture young boys have to endure following the repeated war stories in Africa.
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Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye during an interview with GHOne TV in 2018 he was paid $30,000 for his role in the film – which he says represents 1% of the film’s profit – but he was told by a certain producer – Kofi Robert – that the money is being kept in a bank account for him until he turns 18.
In his words’ “After the movie, I was to be paid 1% of the profit made from the movie. They told me it’s in the bank but I am yet to see the money,”
“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 [sic].”
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See reactions below;
adesope_shopsydoo: This life is tough , the aim is not to have one HIT , the prayer is to keep working whether or NOT you make a HIT …. God bless him , I’m sure this visibility will help.
obaksolo: This is a Major Example for those that assume that all Actors must Ball. How much do they get for a role, many need help especially the Male Actors😢 God dey cover the Female Actors😂😂😂😂 So when you see them BILL em✌️.
boy_director: Lol people need to understand that appearing on TV isn’t a ticket to wealth. You mind and entrepreneurship skill is. The max he could be paid will probably be $10k that can’t even last u for a year to feed.
tundeednutnurse: So many questions… was he paid for his role? What was the contract between them before, during and after the movie? Not all stars live like celebrities, planning and saving is something many Africans don’t take seriously and underrate on a daily. He will get help now that Tunde has posted him.
jovial.ace: MONEY IS NOT FAME FAME IS NOT MONEY WHEN YOU PRAY FOR FAME, PRAY FOR BOTH OR ELSE ITS GONNA NE HARDER. Nigga has a great acting skills. God bless, support and connect him to the right person. 🙏.
officialdrcherry: 😢 This is so sad but that’s the reality alot of Africans refuse to believe…that someone showed up on your screen as an Actor or Reality-tv star doesn’t automatically make them “Rich & Famous”… Majority of all these Celebrities fake it & do unthinkable things for money bcos of fan pressure… Mmhh! I thank God i was wise enough to withdraw and go back to my Doctor profession biko! Sending him hugs and prayers🙌.