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Abraham Attah Biography and net worth

Abraham Attah is a Ghanaian International award-winning actor and the founder of the Abraham Attah Foundation. He is best known for playing the lead role of child soldier “Agu” opposite Idris Elba in Beast of No Nation, a 2015 American war drama film shot in Ghana and directed by American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga. In 2015, He won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival for his role in “Beast of No Nation.” In 2017, He was named the Ambassador for Free Senior High School programme in Ghana.

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Profile Summary of Abraham Attah

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Real name: Abraham Nii Attah
Age: 21 years old
Date of Birth: July 2, 2002
Nationality: Ghanaian
Hometown: Ningo, Greater Accra Region, Ghana.
Tribe: Ga-Adangbe
Instagram: @Abraham.attah
Facebook: Abraham Attah

Early Life & Background

Abraham Attah was born on July 2, 2002, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana to Mr. and Mrs. Attah. He spent a part of his early life in Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra. He currently lives in the United States of America (USA). Abraham is a Ga-Adangbe from Ningo in Accra. He is the second child among five children and a 21 years old.


He has four siblings, three sisters, and one brother.

Educational Background

Abraham attended Ashaiman Number 2, a government school in Ghana. He had his high school education at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA, where he was presented with a scholastic improvement award after he made a 4.0 in his first school year. He proceeded to Tufts University in Massachusetts in the United States of America for his University education.


He is single.

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Acting Journey

Growing up, acting wasn’t part of Abraham Attah’s dreams. He loved to rap, play football, and do business so he wanted to become a musician, a footballer, or a businessman.

Abraham used to rap to his schoolmates and play football with them at Ashaiman No. 2 government school where he had his basic education. He also hawked gum and mentos on the streets of Ashaiman to support his parents while he was going to school.

His acting journey began in 2015 after he was discovered by casting director Harrison Nesbit who was scouting for young talents for the American war drama film “Beast of No Nation.” He was in school on a Friday playing football with his mates when Harrison who watched them play for some time asked them to come and showcase their talent to him which they did.

Attah sang Ghanaian singer Joey B’s Tonga song featuring rapper Sarkodie. Three weeks later, Nesbit returned to his school and selected him and some of his mates for an audition to feature in Beast of No Nation movie.

After a series of auditions, Abraham Attah was picked by American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga for the lead role of child soldier “Agu” opposite Idris Elba in his Beast of No Nation film. The movie was shot in Ghana and Abraham was 14 years old when he starred in Beast of No Nation. He achieved international fame after his role in his debut film Beast of No Nation.

Abraham Attah has starred in other international movies like Spider-man: Homecoming and won international and local awards. He is the first Ghanaian to present an Award at the Oscars.


• Beast of No Nation.
• Out of the Village.
• Spider-Man: Homecoming.
• Tazmanian Devil.
• Spider-Man: No Way Home.


• Best Young Actor – Venice International Film Festival 2015.
• Best Actor in a Leading Role – Ghana Movie Awards 2015.
• Rising Star Award – Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2015.
• Breakthrough Performance (Beast of No Nation) – National Board of Review Awards 2015.
• Best Male Lead (Beast of No Nation) – Independent Spirit Awards 2016.
• Honorary Award for Excellence in Art – African Youth Excellence Awards 2016.
• Actor of the Year (Non-Nigerian) – Nigeria Entertain Awards 2016.
• Best Actor – Tacoma Film Festival 2016.


Abraham Attah owns a house in Accra, Ghana.


He owns a car.

Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.

FAQs about Abraham Attah

• Is Abraham Attah a Ghanaian?
Yes, he is a Ghanaian.

• Where is Abraham Attah from?
He hails from Ningo in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

• How old is Abraham Attah?
He is 21 years old as of 2023.

• What is Abraham Attah Attah doing now?
He lives and school in the United States of America. He is also acting.

• What Nationality is Abraham Attah?
He is a Ghanaian.

• Where does Abraham Attah live now?
He lives in the United States of America.

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