The young Ghanaian actor, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, popularly known as Strika, who co-starred in the “Beast of No Nation” movie that pushed Abraham Attah into the limelight, says he never got to receive payment for his role even though he was told someone was holding the money in trust for him.
Strika alleges that after shooting the movie a producer named Kofi Robert informed him that he would hold the money in trust by depositing into a bank account until he turned 18 but that hasn’t happened even though he is approaching 19.
Strika who now hawks on streets of Accra says neither his 1% share of the profit gained by American service provider, Netflix, has reached him.
“After the movie, I was to be paid one per cent of the profit made from the movie. They told me it’s in the bank but I am yet to see the money,” he explained.
Strika has also revealed that his relationship with his co-actor, Abraham Attah hasn’t been the same ever since he relocated to the USA.
“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 traveled outside [sic],” he said.
Strika also disclosed that he was paid GHC 10,000 for “Jungle Justice”, a movie he starred in after “Beast of No Nation”, but a manager by the name, Mawuko, used all the monies to buy him “clothes and shoes”.
“I shot Jungle Justice and was paid GHC 10,000 Ghana Cedis. Mawuko used the money to buy suits and other things the money was not given to me directly; I was only told…! Strika disclosed.