Michael Dapaah

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Actor, writer and director, Michael Dapaah is best known for the portrayal of 'Big Shaq', the fictional character who had viral success with the song 'MAN'S NOT HOT', achieving UK Top 3 chart success and over 320 million views on YouTube. The single remained in the charts for 25 weeks and received attention from the likes of Drake, Liam Gallagher and the British Parliament.

Michael first gained attention as the star and creator of the hugely popular YouTube mockumentary series SWIL (Somewhere in London), which follows four characters, including 'Big Shaq', and their journeys to success. The first season amassed over 1 million views, and the second season is currently airing exclusively on YouTube

As an actor, Michael will appear in BLUE STORY later this year, the debut feature of Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu). The film is a co-production between Paramount Pictures and BBC Films.

Michael is the ambassador for Jeans for Genes and was the face of Nike's campaign 'Nothing Beats a Londoner'. He also has made appearances at the BET Awards and BRIT Awards. Michael's other accolades include a nomination for 'Hero of The Year' for NME Awards and wins for GUBA's 'Rising Star Award' and GRM Daily Rated Awards' 'Personality of the Year'.