Michael Dapaah Biography
Michael Dapaah, also known as Big Shaq or Roadman Shaq, is an English actor, rapper, and comedian. He first gained fame after he released the comical song ‘Man's Not Hot’ which went viral on the internet. The song became the inspiration behind a popular meme on the internet which spread like a wildfire. As an actor cum comedian, Dapaah portrays a fictional character named ‘Big Shaq’ (also known as Roadman Shaq), a rapper, in his routines. His portrayal of ‘Big Shaq’ gained him so much popularity that he eventually started using the character’s name as his alias! He is very active on various social media platforms as well as his YouTube channel. He previously used to appear in the YouTube mockumentary series titled ‘Somewhere in London’. The series, which focused on four characters, was a major hit and received over 1 million views in its first season.
- Michael Dapaah began his career by posting short comedic skits on YouTube. He went on to appear in the YouTube mockumentary ‘Somewhere in London’ which amassed over a million views in its very first season. He later appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s show ‘Fire in the Booth’ with Charlie Sloth. Dapaah became an overnight internet sensation when he released his comic rap ‘Man's Not Hot’ in September 2017. The song was a massive hit and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and the Australian Recording Industry Association. It received the gold certification in Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy.
- Dapaah releases all his raps under the name of the fictional character ‘Big Shaq’ (also known as Roadman Shaq). His rap ‘Man’s Not Hot’ garnered so much popularity that its title became a catchphrase. A meme based on the song was circulated on the internet. This meme went viral and catapulted Dapaah to worldwide fame. With his new found popularity, Dapaah was able to get many exciting opportunities to take his career to newer heights. Till date, he has collaborated with many other popular rappers and groups like DJ Khaled, Juaquin James Malphurs (also known as Waka Flocka Flame), Miles Parks McCollum and Broederliefde.
- Michael Dapaah was born in London, England, in January 1991. His father, Joseph Dapaah, is a doctor by profession. He has two siblings, Edward and Heather. Dapaah went to Brunel University London and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and acting in 2014.
- Very popular on social media, he has accumulated over a million subscribers each on his YouTube channel and Instagram account. He has garnered a decent number of followers on his Twitter handle as well. His best friend is popular rapper Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., popularly known by the stage name of ‘Stormzy’.
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