Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro could not hide her emotions after young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah made headlines over the weekend.
In congratulating the 15-year-old movie sensation, who starred in Beasts of No Nation with no acting background, Ms Okoro confessed that Attah was living the dream that most movie stars in Ghana fantasised about.
In a post on her Instagram page, Ms Okoro noted that she was proud about the achievements of Attah as he was making a mark for Ghana and Africa on the international scene.
“You have made Ghana and Africa proud,” adding that the young actor was “living a dream we all wish we could live…being recognised and respected for a craft…thanks for letting us live that dream through you and knowing now it’s more than possible for all of us#abrahamattah#proudlyafrican”, she wrote.
Abraham Attah was named best male lead at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday 27 February 2016. The actor beat colleagues Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind), Christopher Abbott (James White), Jason Segel (The End of the Tour) and Koudous Seihon (Mediterranea) to the honour.
Abraham later presented the award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood, California.
He also partnered with TOMS, a shoe manufacturing company, to donate 10,000 shoes to children who are marginalised in Ghana.
His latest award is the third, after the Netflix movie, which was released in 2015 featuring Idris Elba.
Attah also won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the Venice Film Festival 2015 as well as the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC).
He has been named as a cast for his second Hollywood movie titled ‘The Modern Ocean’, which will feature renowned stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Keanu Reeves and Anne Hathaway.