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“Beasts of No Nation” Star “Strika” found “begging for money on the road” shares his Story | WATCH



Strika and Serwaa Amihere of GHOne TV

Child actor Emmanuel Quaye, popularly known as Strika, his character in award-winning movie Beasts of No Nation is sharing how life has been for him so far.

According to a journalist Caleb Boye on Facebook, he said he met Emmanuel on his way to the Ghana Institute of Journalism campus “begging for money on the road”.

Boye shared photos of Strika and wrote:

I am sad this morning.
I was heading to the Ghana Institute of Journalism campus and I met Striker. You would ask who is Striker? Striker 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.

Emmanuel was later featured on GHOne TV, where he spoke to Serwaa Amihere about the circumstances that led to his present condition.

Emmanuel shared how all the earnings from his roles are locked up in an unknown bank account.

In the interview which was largely in Ga, GHOne said Emmanuel disclosed that a gentleman called ‘Zoey’ in the US received his payment for the movie.

Emmanuel said he was paid 30,000 for his role in the movie, but he doesn’t know if it was in cedis or dollars.

“He opened a bank account with the money but they told me I will be given access to the account when I’m 18 years. I’m now 18,” the media house quoted Strika as saying.

Amihere, in a tweet, added that Emmanuel “was featured in another movie, Jungle Justice and he was paid 10,000 cedis… He said his Manager said he used the money to buy a suit for him. 10,000 cedis???”

Watch the full interview below:

Photo Credit: @serwaa_amihere


  1. Pat

    August 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    People are wicked o but when u steal from the innocent and cause unnecessary suffering u are caused.

    • Vee

      August 21, 2018 at 8:17 pm


  2. nairaadvisor

    August 21, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    with his current state of mind, give him access to that 30k and he will blow it up. He needed a manager, management and that’s what he still need now not some family member, a management team that will help him recover his money, wash him up, get him into acting class or some education of some sort then start pushing his name out there to movie house, producers.

    • Miss Fine

      August 21, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      Well spoken

    • by_stander

      August 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      all these things you say he needs instead of his money, are they free?

  3. by_stander

    August 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    When they find the guys that took this boy’s money, i want to know their profession.

    If this lady did not report the story, nobody will be any wiser what has happen to this young man. why are we having societies like these?

  4. Papermoon

    August 21, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    His manager actually came too explain things. Apparently he was enrolled in a good boarding school but he has refused to complete cause and has rather away and back to the streets. According to the manager his money is safe but he needs to get some formal education which he had refused to do. That’s what I read.

  5. Ade

    August 21, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Is there a child who wouldn’t want to go to school when he knows that he has a future in acting? If he wasn’t found on the streets, would his so called manager have come out to talk? For how long will his money be kept away? That is how they will be lying upandan. Wicked people. Why would you keep money belonging to a child and allow that child suffer? They could have made something good out of his life. They just embezzled the money. Thieves everywhere

  6. Nwunye Tobi

    August 22, 2018 at 12:47 am

    I’m sad for him. Education is power. Information too is power. If people perceive you don’t have these two, they will most likely take advantage of you.. trick you, steal from you, whatever. And people here includes friends and family. It’s a survival of the wisest world. Poor boy. Who knows what documents they made him sign.

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