Leila Djansi in a Facebook post on the Oscars titled “LOOKING FORWARD TO GHANA AT THE OSCARS … ONE DAY.”, she advised Cary Fukunaga, director of the movie, “Beast of no nation” to relocate Abraham Attah to the US because “his career cannot be sustained in Ghana”.
Ghanaian-UK based Gospel artiste, Sonnie Badu also followed with an Instagram post in support of Leila’s comments and suggestion for the 15-year-old Ghanaian to be relocated to America. His post reads:
"I agree with this lady .. #RelocateAbrahamAttah otherwise they will ……………. With their PHD pull him down.. Now how can you sit on radio and say he has done nothing and that he can’t speak good English ? Well let me tell you , one of the major reasons why they picked him was because of that very accent , the day he looses that , he will be out of job.. My to my fellow Ghanaians let’s learn to celebrate our heroes , I will tell oh this for free Nigerians will never sit on the radio and condemn someone who has made it to the oscars and as such brought honor to the country they will actually award him .. God has blessed Ghana so much but hmmmm our people will celebrate others and leave their own .. but don’t worry we are the change !!"
But in his recent article on issues arising from Abraham Attah”s red carpet appearance, awards presentation at the Oscars and his acceptance speech for winning the Independent Spirit Awards for the best lead role in the male category, the 2011 best Journalist of the year advised Abraham Attah to ignore all those calling on Cary Fukunaga, the Director of Abraham Attah’s breakthrough movie to relocate him.
“Ignore those who are saying you must relocate to America. They are not serious.” Manasseh wrote in a letter to Abraham Attah titled: MANASSEH’S FOLDER: The bitter truth Abraham Attah must hear!
According to him, Abraham does not need to get out of Ghana in order to make it and said: “If you were in America, you would not have starred in this movie. If you lived in East Legon, attended GIS and spoke impeccable English, you would not be suitable for this movie.”
He urged Abraham to take his studies seriously and be determined.