The exploits of fast-rising and award winning Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, has caught the eye of US-based shoe company TOMS, who have announced a partnership with him, to donate 10,000 shoes to needy children in Ghana.
The 15-year old, who was assisting his mother by selling on the street with no acting background, shot to fame after getting a role in ‘Beasts of No Nation’ a movie shot in Ghana by Netflix.
Attah acted alongside celebrated Hollywood Actor, Idris Elba. The movie has since won several awards both in Ghana and Europe.
Attah and Idris Elba have picked several individual awards. Over the weekend, the two picked up another award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Attah also had the rare privilege of being at the Oscars where he was selected to present an award.
Shoe company, TOMS, has announced a collaboration with Abraham Attah to provide 10,000 pairs of shoes for needy children in Ghana.
Attah, who could be seen sporting a pair of black velvet TOMS with a crisp black tuxedo on the red carpet of the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, confirmed the philanthropic gesture in an interview with E News’ Ryan Seacrest.
TOMS has also proclaimed their collaborative charity effort with Attah on the company’s official twitter handle.
“With the help of @AttahNii, we’re giving 10k pairs of shoes to kids in need in his home country of Ghana. #Oscars”.
With the help of @AttahNii, we’re giving 10k pairs of shoes to kids in need in his home country of Ghana. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/HJWTdG8xru
— TOMS (@TOMS) February 29, 2016
Although TOMS is not a nonprofit company, they are famous for their commitment to donating shoes to children in need for every pair they sell.
Abraham Attah was also spotted wearing lace-up TOMS at the Independent Spirit Awards where he won the award for Best Actor in Lead Role for the movie, ‘Beasts of No Nation’.
By Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana