n a recent interview on Hitz FM, Actor Kobina Amissah-Sam who played the role of Agu’s (Abraham Attah) father in Beasts of No Nation movie disclosed that popular Nollywood stars John Dumelo and Jim Ike failed in an audition for various roles in the movie.
He revealed that the panel chose him mostly because they believed he had the “African look”, and that he he would better portray the values they needed to see in Agu’s father in the movie (a typical local African community leader and organizer). He jokingly said his haircut played an important role in his selection too.
When asked whether he gets jealous about the fact that only Abraham Attah gets all the international recognition and awards for his role in the movie.
He answered in the affirmative that, “I’m a human, sometimes I get jealous as to why some of us are not being recognized, but that’s life. I think this is his time and we just have to support him.”
Kobina Sam played the role of Agu (Abraham Attah’s) father and was Ama K Abebrese’s husband in the Beasts of No Nation movie.