Meet the first Ghanaian actor to ever present an award at the Oscars

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Abraham Nii Attah, born on 2 July 2002, is a Ghanaian actor residing in the United States. Abraham Attah stepped into the spotlight with his feature film debut in "Beasts of No Nation" (2015). His portrayal of the child soldier Agu earned him the prestigious Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

In 2017, he ventured into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a role in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

Acknowledging his exceptional performance in "Beasts of No Nation," Abraham Atta was honored with the "Best Actor" award at the 31st edition of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. This recognition further solidified his status in the film industry.

Abraham Atta became the first Ghanaian actor to present an award at the Oscars. During the 88th edition of the awards on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, he joined a distinguished group of presenters. Notably known for his role as Agu in "Beast of No Nation," Atta was part of the third batch of presenters announced for the ceremony, marking a significant milestone in his burgeoning career.

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