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Abraham Attah of 'Beast of No Nation' Is Set To Star In Film On the Struggles of Being a Young Nigerian Immigrant

The drama, 'Tasmanian Devil,' is Nigerian-American director Solomon Onita, Jr.'s feature debut.

We will be seeing Ghana's own Abraham Attah on the big screen telling a poignant, relatable story this year.

The young actor from Netflix's Beast of No Nation is set to star in coming-of-age drama, Tasmanian Devil, the feature debut of Nigerian-American writer and director Solomon Onita Jr., Deadline reports.

In the film we'll meet Dayo, a 19-year-old Nigerian immigrant who moves to the US to live with is estranged father, who left his son and wife behind to pursue missionary work. The father and son struggle to bond, and they bump heads even more when Dayo begins the process of joining a college fraternity—forcing him to discover his own beliefs while being challenged by his strict and religious father.

Onita Jr. entered the film into BET's newly launched screenplay contest, Project Cre8, last year. In his entry video, he goes in depth on why this story needs to be told today.

"Essentially the about choosing your own path, it's about identity and it's about culture clashes," he notes.

Check out the full clip below.

Tasmanian Devil by Solomon Onita Jr. | #ProjectCre8

Tasmanian Devil will also feature Adepero Oduye (Central Park Five, Pariah) who will play Dayo's mother, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (The Chi, Queen of Katwe), who will play his father, as well as Kwesi Boakye (Claws, Fight). The film will begin shooting in Dallas, Texas later this year.

TigerEye Films' Tricia Woodgett is on as the producer of the film, with Benny Boom (All Eyez On Me) and Gerald Rawles (Next Day Air) will be on as executive producers.

Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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