Strika became a topic for discussion yesterday after he was found on the streets begging for money instead of being in school. In an interview he granted to Ghone TV, he confessed that he was not interested in schooling, but wants to hustle on the streets.
After being featured in a ‘Hollywood’ movie, where he played the role of a child soldier, broken by war and whittled down to an unforgiving killer, one would expect that he would be living the life just like the main character, Abraham Attah who now lives in the States.
The producers of the movie, although did not owe him any welfare, were touched by his plight when they learned he was an orphan and a school drop out, enrolled him in a Montessori school in Cape Coast together Abraham Attah and one other actor in the movie called Justice.
But Emmanuel, aka Strika, felt, his destiny was to be on the streets and hustle, so run away from the comfortable environment he was enjoying at the school. In his interview, he revealed that he was featured in a movie titled ‘Jungle Justice’ after Beasts Of No Nation and was paid Ghc10,000, but was told the money was used to buy him a suit for one event.
Some social media users, were shocked and blasted his guardians for blowing a whopping Ghc10,000 on just a suit as according to Strika but it seems Strika was confused and didn’t know exactly how much he was paid for the yet to be premiered movie, ‘Jungle Justice’ featuring top stars like Yvonne Nelson and John Dumelo.
Mawuko Kuadzi, the man Strika mentioned as his current manager has refuted his client’s statement that he was paid Ghc10,000 for his role in ‘Jungle Justice’ in an interview with blogger Zionfelix.
According to Mawuko, striker was paid Ghc1,000 for his role in the movie and not Ghc10,000 as he told the media. He disclosed that the movie was produced by Ghone’s Regina Van-Helvert and she had explained to him that, it was a short fim and so they had a low budget for it, reason why they accepted that amount.
Watch his video interview below: