Majid Michel is a Ghanaian born Nollywood actor whose rise in the industry was super fast. Today, Majid is one of the leading male actors in Nollywood. He was born on 22 September, 1980 to a Lebanese father and Ghanaian mother. Unfortunately he lost his mother in 2014 at the age of 68.
Majid spent most of his life in Accra, Ghana.
For his primary education, Majid attended St. Theresa’s Primary School. For his secondary education he moved on to study at the famous Mfantsipim ; a Methodist secondary school, Cape Coast, Ghana.
At a very young age, it was clear that the young man had skills and talents that are entertainment-friendly. He was known for his participation in school dramas.
Majid Michel had a stint with modelling. From there he gradually made his break into the movie industry in 2000.
His role in the TV drama series, Things we do for love, gave him the nickname “shaker”.
He has featured in a large number of Nollywood movies, having made his debut in the industry with Ikechukwu Onyeka’s Emerald.
Majid subsequently featured in more Nollywood movies such as: Silent Scandals, Guilty Pleasure, Somewhere In Africa, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Bursting Out, Omoni Oboli’s Being Mrs Elliot amongst others.
Assessing most of Majid Michel’s movies, it could be deduced that the actor is more of a mechanical actor; walking in the shoes of Hollywood superstar, Al Pacino.
Majid reflects Al Pacino’s style mostly when he is interpreting erratic roles. He could also be the natural actor; as the case demands. In other words, Majid does justice to role/character interpretations.
As an actor who knows the worth of talent in the industry, Majid has expressed his worry on the depreciation of “true” acting talents in Nollywood movies. He is of the opinion that Nollywood is embracing a trend that trades good talent for cinematography.
“What I really don’t like that’s happening in the industry is that they are putting more focus on equipment, lighting and cameras than the act of acting itself. “
“So, they are losing their art and focusing on putting more passion n the technical part. Therefore true acting is fading away in Nollywood.”
One of the most respectable facts about this 35-year old talented African actor is that he is one of the actors whose marriages are still growing strong in the industry.
In 2015, Majid Michel and his beautiful wife, Virna Michel, renewed their vows after 10 years of marriage.
The couple’s 10th year wedding anniversary took place at La Palm Royal Hotel, Accra, Ghana. The ceremony was attended by family, close friends and his Ghanaian acting colleagues.
Majid and his wife Virna Michel are one of Ghollywood’s power couple. Together they have 2 daughters – Keira and Zara, who are 9 and 5 respectively.
Majid Michel is an award winning actor. The Ghanaian sweetheart who has featured in over 60 movies has become a force to reckon with in the industry.
In 2012, he won the Africa Movie Academy (AMA) Awards for the Best Actor In A Leading Role category.
His exceptional display of talent in Somewhere In Africa landed him the award after several nominations in the previous years.