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Abraham Attah of ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Joins Star-Studded ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Proof you can’t keep exceptional talent down.

Beasts of No Nation breakout actor Abraham Attah is riding high after his win for best male lead at the Independent Spirit Awards earlier this year.


As if the lineup for Sony pictures and Marvel Studios, Jon Watts-directed Spider-man: Homecoming couldn’t get any more star-studded, it’s certainly competing with 2018’s Black PantherDeadline  reports that the 15-year-old Ghanaian newcomer has signed on. The cast already includes Donald Glover, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Keaton among a long list of others.

What's more, the young rising star has inked a deal to play one of the leads in Christian Loubek’s upcoming film Buffalo.

According to Deadline, apparently after Attah’s Oscars snub, he had planned to continue his studies back home, but this development goes to show you can’t keep exceptional talent down.

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Cassper Nyovest’s 20 Best Songs Ranked

The 20 best songs from Cassper Nyovest's growing catalogue.

Cassper Nyovest recently released his fifth studio album, A.M.N. (Any Minute Now). Announced in June 2020, he revealed that the title of the album refers to the impending birth of his son at the time, whom he said would be born "any minute now". His son was eventually born on September 13, two days after the album was released.

The South African rapper, in a conversation with media personality Pearl Thusi over IG Live, shared his opinion on the subject, saying that A.M.N. is his best offering.

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