Majid Michel, which has also a pseudonym Shaker, was born on 22 of September in 1980, and he is a Ghanaian actor. He is famous and received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy. Also he had a lot of Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. He ultimately won the award in 2012 after three previous consecutive nominations.
His early life
Michel was born in Cantonments, a suburb of the Ghanaian capital Accra. He is son of a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother, he grew up in Accra with his nine sisters and brothers. Then he entered the St. Theresa’s Primary School, and later, the Mfantsipim School, the alma mater of Van Vicker who is also a former of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Then in the secondary school, Michel was actively involved and acted with pleasure in theater and then he became a member of the school’s Drama Club. Thanks to be a member of the drama club, he received a Best Actor Award in one of their performances on Emancipation Day in Cape Coast, Ghana.
And what about his career?
Michel started professional acting by auditioning for a modeling agency; he had good luck being introduced by his neighbor to that agency. He was quickly invited to join the modeling agency – “Super Model Agency”, because his next-door neighbor ordered him to do this. He had immediately a success. He starred in the television series Things We Do for Love, and there he acquired his nickname “Shaker” on the set. His role on Things We Do for Love was to be played by a Lebanese boy, and so Michel attributes being given the role due to his Lebanese heritage.
Things We Do For Love became a success, popular and famous series. Then this series helped him to propel into the film industry. Because of his performance in the series, he was cast in his first movie, Divine Love, as the male character, together with Jackie Aygemang as the female character, and also with Van Vicker in a secondary role. For these three actors these roles in the movie helped to debut their movie careers, and achieve all, what they have today. Divine Love was a huge success, turning Majid Michel, Jackie Agyemang and Van Vicker into first famous names across Ghana.
In 2008 Michel also starred as the lead character in the film Agony of the Christ, which received seven nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.
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What net worth does Majid Michel have?
Ghana’s most handsome actor, Majid Michel won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012. It is known, that his family now owns most of the thriving and succeed businesses and plenty of houses in the Cantonment area, a suburb of the Ghana capital, Accra.
His Net Worth is $1.6 Million, so he can afford living without troubles, problems, and just enjoying his life.
By the way he also has a prestigious elite menswear clothing brand “FOURFRONT1602”, which is stand in New York City. He conclude a three year multi-million dollar agreement.