Majid Michel

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Majid Michel
Majid Michael.jpg
Born Majid Michel
(1980-09-22) September 22, 1980 (age 33)
Cantonments, Accra, Ghana
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Majid Michel (nicknamed Shaker, born September 22, 1980) is a Ghanaian actor. He received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.[1][2] He eventually won the award in 2012 after 3 previous consecutive nominations.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Majid was born in Cantonments, a suburb of the Ghanaian capital Accra. The son of a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother,[2] Majid grew up in Accra with his nine siblings. 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, Majid was actively involved in theater and was a member of the school’s Drama Club. As a member of the drama club, Majid received a Best Actor Award in one of their performances on Emancipation Day in Cape Coast, Ghana.[2]


Majid entered professional acting by chance. He was invited to join the modeling agency, Super Model Agency, on the behest of his next door neighbor. He starred inThings We Do for Love. Majid acquired his nickname “Shaker” on the set. His role on Things We Do for Love, was to be played by a Lebanese boy, and Majid attributes his acquiring the role to his Lebanese heritage.

Thing We Do for Love became a success and propelled Majid into the mainstream. On the strength of his performance in Things We Do for Love, Majid was cast in his first movie Divine Love as the male lead, alongside Jackie Aygemang as the female lead with Van Vicker in a supporting role. All three used their roles in the movie to debut their movie careers. Divine Love was a huge success turning Majid Michel, Jackie Agyemang, and Van Vicker into household names across Ghana.[citation needed]

In 2008 Majid starred as the lead role in the film "Agony of the Christ". This film received seven nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.[1]

Nollywood breakthrough and success[edit]


  • "Chelsea"
  • Agony of Christ
  • Somewhere in Africa
  • Shakira
  • The Game
  • Silent Scandals
  • Bursting Out
  • 4 Play
  • 4 Play Reloaded
  • A Sting in a Tale
  • Silent Scandal
  • Passion of the Soul
  • Crime to Christ
  • Royal Battle
  • Divine Love
  • Gangster
  • Guilty Pleasure
  • Tears of a Womanhood
  • St. Michael
  • Shattered Mirror
  • Save The Prince
  • The Beast
  • Royal Madness
  • Her Excellency
  • Reason To Kill
  • Blood of Fire
  • Final Crisis
  • Captain
  • Under The Sky
  • The Three Widows
  • Professional Lady
  • House of Gold (2013)
  • Forgetting June
  • Knocking on Heaven's Door (2014)


  1. ^ a b "AMAA 2009: List of Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 17 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Interview with Majid at, 2008". Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  3. ^ Opurum, Nkechi (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic wins best actress". Daily Times (Lagos, Nigeria). Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Alonge, Osagie (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic, Majid Michel win big at AMAA 2012". Nigerian Entertainment (Lagos, Nigeria). Retrieved 23 April 2012. 

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