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Majid Michel Biography, Family & Net Worth

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Majid Michel is no doubt one of Ghana’s finest and top leading actors. He has enjoyed a massive amount of attention ever since he stepped into the spotlight.

Majid Michel is a Ghanaian actor whose rise in the industry was super fast. Today, Majid is one of the leading male actors in Nollywood. He debuted his movie career in the film, Divine Love, which was a huge success making him a household name across Ghana along with fellow casts, Jackie Agyemang and Van Vicker.

Majid Michel Biography 

Majid Michel (22 September 1980) is a Ghanaian actor born in Cantonments, a suburb of the Ghanaian capital, Accra. He is the son of a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother, he grew up in Accra with his nine siblings. He received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017. He eventually won the award in 2012 after three previous consecutive nominations.

Majid Michel

Majid attended St. Theresa’s Primary School, and later, the Mfantsipim School, a Methodist secondary school in Cape Coast, Ghana and the alma mater of Van Vicker and also of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In secondary school, Michel was actively involved in theatre 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, Ghana.

Career

Michel entered professional acting by auditioning for a modelling agency; a neighbour had introduced him to that agency. He was invited to join the modelling agency, Super Model Agency, on the behest of his next-door neighbour. He starred in the television series Things We Do for Love, acquiring his nickname “Shaker” on the set. His role in Things We Do for Love was to be played by a Lebanese boy, and Michel attributes being given the role due to his Lebanese heritage. In a 2017 interview with Star FM Ghana, Majid explained that he didn’t get the role for the first film he auditioned due to poor acting from him, describing his “passion for acting” as what made him to continue to press forward in the film industry.

Things We Do For Love became a success and propelled him into the mainstream. On the strength of his performance in the series, he 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.

In 2008, Michel starred as the lead role in the film Agony of the Christ, which received seven nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009. In October 2017, Majid revealed that he is paid at least $15,000 for a role in a film, he also disclosed that he has earned as much as $35,000 to star in a film. In 2016, Majid explained that despite playing mostly romantic roles in films, he has never had a sexual relationship with an actress. In October 2017, Majid explained on a radio interview that due to his religious beliefs, he will no longer accept to play a character that requires him to kiss on set.

Majid Michel Family

Majid Michel

Majid Michel and Family

Majid Michel is married to Virna Michel and together, they have three children. On November 19, 2015, he revealed that his wife of 10 years was responsible for his success. And he references only God before her. He renewed his marriage vows in the same year.

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 Michel Born Again

Majid Michel is a born-again Christian. On 4 October 2016, he was a guest minister at a local church where he shared the word and performed deliverance on people. Speaking to Joy F.M in Ghana, Majid described his new spiritual life as “genuine and inspired by his understanding from the Bible”. On 1 April 2017, he explained that his refined relationship with God has cost him some of his friends. He went further to state that his present friends are determined solely through a vision from God.

In a 2017 sermon celebrating Easter, Majid summarised the whole essence of the Crucifixion of Christ as being to “overthrow racism, hate, envy, jealousy, pride, war and demonic powers with a simple filled-grace life”.  In October 2017, Majid stated that he has been used by God to perform miracles on people.

Achievements

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.

Majid Michel Movies 

After his excellent performance in Divine Love, Majid Michel has featured in the following movies:

  • Things We Do For Love
  • Chelsea
  • Agony of Christ
  • Somewhere in Africa
  • Shakira
  • Evil Doctor’s Do
  • The Game
  • Bursting Out
  • 4 Play
  • 4 Play Reloaded
  • A Sting in a Tale
  • Silent Scandals (2009)
  • Passion of the Soul
  • Crime to Christ
  • Royal Battle
  • Divine Love
  • Gangster
  • Guilty Pleasure (2009)
  • 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)
  • Nation Under Siege (2013)
  • Forgetting June
  • Matters Arising (2014)
  • Knocking on Heaven’s Door (2014)
  • Being Mrs Elliot (2014)
  • 30 Days in Atlanta (2014)
  • Brother’s Keeper (2014)
  • Champagne (2014)
  • Road to Yesterday (2015) with Genevieve Nnaji and Deyemi Okanlawon
  • Bishop Jerry (Nigerian Movie) (2015)
  • Amuma” (Nigerian Movie) (2015)
  • The Department (2015)
  • The Mad Man I Love (2015)
  • Shattered Lives (2016)
  • Yolo

Majid Michel Net Worth

Majid Michel is one of Ghollywood (Ghana) top leading actors with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

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