Nana Agyeman- Bediako is a young man who at the tender age of 9 has already achieved remarkable things. In 2013, Nana played the role of young Simba on the Disney’s Lion King Theatre production, at the London West End; becoming the youngest boy to ever play Simba.
Through this role and other acting and modelling engagements, Nana was nominated for the GUBA Young & Talented Award in 2013, alongside other talented young people.
Despite his age, Nana has shown vigilance and dedication in his education and his acting. This vigilance has paid off as he currently stars as Malachi in the short film ‘Wings’ , where he plays an autistic boy determined to grow wings to fly up to his deceased mum in heaven. Nana displays his creativity and talent and plays a very convincing role in this short film.
It is by no doubt that there are many more great things in store for Nana Agyeman-Bediako. GUBA is fascinated by this young man’s dedication, as we interview him below, to get to know the boy behind the roles.
What year are you currently in at school?
I am in year 5 at the moment.
What is your favourite subject in school?
My favourite subject in school is Maths.
How did you feel about your nomination for the GUBA Young and Talented Award?
I felt really happy when I was told that I had been nominated for a GUBA Award. I really enjoyed the awards and everyone was really lovely to me.
What do you love about acting?
I love acting because I find it fun to play different characters. I also find playing different characters very interesting and it feels new every time
Which role has been your favourite so far?
My favourite role was playing Malachi in “Wings”.
Did you enjoy your role in Lion King and what did you love about it?
I really enjoyed playing Simba and I loved the Lion King tour because I got the opportunity to see different cities around England. I also met and made friends with a lot of different people.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to be a Doctor when I grow up.
What exciting projects do you have coming up?
I don’t have any project at the moment so I’m concentrating on doing well in school.
GUBA is very proud of this young man and hope that he continues to be encouraged and supported by his family and friends. Nana Agyeman Bediako is destined for greatness and we at GUBA wish him all the best.