Saturday, 22 September 2012

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: MAJID MICHEL

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Majid Michel
Today marks the 32nd birthday of African best actor Majid Michel. Majid was born in Cantonments, a suburb of the Ghanaian capital Accra.

Early life

Majid was born in Cantonments, a suburb of the Ghanaian capital Accra. The son of a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother, 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.
Career

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. The director of the modeling agency, now turned producer, invited him to participate in a new TV series (GTV), dubbed Things 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 Agyemang 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 and to a large extent Nigeria.

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

Filmography
Year     Film     Role     Notes
2004     Divine Love     with Van Vicker and Jackie Aygemang

2007     Royal Battle     with Van Vicker and Jackie Aygemang
Crime to Christ    
   
2008     Agony of the Christ         with Nadia Buari
Passion of the Soul     Joe     with Jackie Aygemang

2009     A Sting in a Tale     Nii Aryee    
Silent Scandals         with Genevieve Nnaji & Uche Jumbo

2010     Bursting Out         with Genevieve Nnaji, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Omoni Oboli & Desmond Elliot
The Game     Teddy Elbert    

References
majid michel accepting his award as the best actor in a leading role @ the AMAAs


AMAA 2012: Best Actor in a Leading Role[Somewhere in Africa][Direct by Frank Rajah Arinseh]

Ghana Movie Awards 2010: Best Actor in a Leading Role[ENGLISH]


Ghana Movie Awards 2011: Best Actor in a Leading Role[ENGLISH]


Ghana Movie Awards 2011: BEST ACTOR

AMAA 2009: List of Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 17 January 2010.

Opurum, Nkechi (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic wins best actress". Daily Times (Lagos, Nigeria). Retrieved 23 April 2012.

Alonge, Osagie (23 April 2012). "Rita Dominic, Majid Michel win big at AMAA 2012". Nigerian Entertainment (Lagos, Nigeria). Retrieved 23 April 2012.

"Sparrow Productions premieres A Sting in a Tale". Retrieved 17 January 2010.

"Silent Scandals set for release". Guardian Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 21 January 2010.

"Silent Scandals hits movie shelves soon". Vintage Press Limited. Retrieved 21 January 2010.

Olukole, Tope (7 August 2010). "Nadia Bouari Visits Nigeria". Nigerian Tribune (Ibadan, Nigeria). Retrieved 10 January 2011.

"Genevieve, Majid Michale sparkle in Bursting Out". Vanguard (Lagos, Nigeria: Vanguard Media). 23 April 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011.

"Majid Michel - IMDb". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 30 August 2011.

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