Majid Michel is one the most talented and popular Ghanaian actors in recent times. Popularly known as Shaker, the handsome actor is counted among the most talented actors that Ghana has ever known.
Majid first entered the movie scene when he featured in TV series “Things We Do For Love”. He played the role of a deviant youth in the much popular TV series between 2002-20044. Shaker was his name in that TV series.
But he got into mainstream acting during the period when Frank Rajah Arase signed a contract with Ghana’s Abdul Salam Mumuni of Venus Films. The contract basically involved introducing Ghanaian actors into the mainstream Nollywood film industry and making them have a star power comparable to Nigerian actors.
Films produced under this contract which featured Michel include: Crime to Christ (2007), Agony of Christ (2008), Heart of Men (2009), The Game (2010) and Who Loves Me? (2010)
He received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.He eventually won the award in 2012 after three previous consecutive nominations.
Behind all these successes is a man people knows a very little about. Ghapge.com presents you with Amazing Facts You Never Knew About Ghanaian Actor And Pastor Majid Michel
1. Born to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother, Majid Michel was born at Cantonment, a rich suburb of Accra, the capital city of Ghana. His Dad, as well as his father-in-law, were actors. This means, the young actor just followed his dad’s footsteps.
2. He attended St. Theresa’s Primary School, and later, the Mfantsipim School, the alma mater of Van Vicker and also of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In secondary school, Michel was actively involved in theater and was a member of the school’s Drama Club.
As a member of the drama club, he received a Best Actor Award in one of their performances on Emancipation Day in Cape Coast, GhanaThis made him nicknamed as the king of acting while he was still pursuing his studies at the University.