Actor ‘Striker’ will have access to the money he was paid for his role in ‘Beasts of No Nation‘ movie when he is 18.
Talent Manager, Mawuko Kuadzi claims the actor born Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye knows about the plans for his money, and was informed of when he would have access to it.
The money is 1% of the profit made from the movie shot in Ghana and starring Idris Elba, Abraham Attah and many others.
“So the film sold and 1% ($30,000) was given to him and 1% was given to Abraham, his actually was put in an account with two signees, Joey and Popi, who worked on the film. The money is still in the account; there is a plan which he knows. The money has not been touched, it is still lying there for him and he has been told when he turns 18 he has the right to the money,” explained Kuadzi in a new interview with MzGee on Hitz FM.
“It is not as if we do not care, we are bothered, we have tried all that we can to make sure he is comfortable. He was living on the street even though he had relatives, he was living on the street when we found him and put in school.”
Kuadzi also claimed ‘Striker’ “runs away sometimes” from school and might be “because of the community he grew up in, he misses the street.”
He stated that himself, Kobina Sam and other caretakers of the actor are not to blame for his current circumstances.
“He (Kobina) hasn’t failed, I don’t think anybody is saying his family has failed him so I don’t think anyone should say we have failed him. I think we are doing our best. I don’t think there is a problem with the guardian or with myself, maybe Emmanuel is the problem we have to talk about,” explained Kuadzi.
“There are measures but he finds a way to escape. The school has done a lot yet he still escapes, the last time he signed an undertaking that if he runs away, he should be expelled from the school yet he absconded.”
‘Striker’ gained national attention for his role in the critically-acclaimed movie ‘Beasts of No Nation’ in 2015.
He played a character with a stern look throughout the movie.