Mawuko Kuadzi, the manager for young actor Strika has refuted the actor’s statement that he was paid GH10,000 for starring in “Jungle Justice” movie.
Mawuko speaking to zionfelix.net mentioned that his artist was paid Gh1000 for his service since it was a short film. According to him, the producer of the movie, Regina Van-Helvert explained to them that the short film had a low budget so they accepted the Gh1000 offer since it also featured other top stars like John Dumelo and Yvonne Nelson.
Commenting on the actor’s statement that the said money was used to purchase a suit and tie for him, Mawuko Kuadzi said the statement was true but reiterated that the cash was Gh1000 not Gh10,000 as he said on TV.
Strika was reported to have said on TV that “he was paid an amount which he has forgotten how much exactly, however, his manager whose name he gave as Mawuko, told him he used 10,000 cedis out of that to get him a suit.
When asked what he used the suit for, Strika said they attended an event around the National Theartre in Accra, and he wore the suit only once.
The look on his face when he was making this narration indicated that even though he was young at that time that his manager bought the 10k suit, he had concerns with it but as a child, he couldn’t voice the concerns out.
Strika and Abraham Attah, together with another boy called Justice, were both picked on the streets to star in Beasts of No Nation.
After that movie, they were taken to a Montessori in Cape Cost but Strika couldn’t continue with the schooling, and so decided to relocate to Accra, Strika said.
He then made it clear to one of their guardians whose name he gave as Mr. Sam, that he was not interested in school because no matter how much he was taught, he couldn’t grasp anything.
In his own words, Strika believed that schooling is not for him, therefore he is expecting Kofi Rabbit to hand over his account details to him so that he could use his money to learn a trade or start his own business.
Strika is currently selling yam on the streets of Accra where he also begs for alms for survival.”