Michael Dapaah Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Feb, 2018
Facts of Michael Dapaah
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Michael Dapaah
Birth Name Michael Dapaah
Nick Name Big Shaq, Roadman Shaq
Father Joseph Dapaah
Mother N/A
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Croydon, London
Ethnicity Ghanaian descent
Profession Parody rapper, actor, and a comedian
Working For Own YouTube channel "Michael Dapaah"
Net Worth $1 million
Salary $153.5k to $2.5million per year (earnings)
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Black
Weight in KG 88
Tattoo(s) N/A
Famous for Freestyle rap, Man's Not Hot
Affair with N/A
Girlfriend N/A
Married Unmarried
Education Brunel University London
Online Presence Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram, & YouTube
Sisters Heather
Siblings Heather and Edward
View more / View Less Facts of Michael Dapaah


Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq is a popular Engish parody rapper, actor, and a comedian. Dapaah has his own YouTube channel under his own name. He is also known for his mockumentary SWIL.

Dapaah earned popularity from his freestyle rap, Man's Not Hot. The video has reached millions of views to date.

Early Life and Education

Michael Dapaah was born on 10th August 1991, in Croydon, London, England under the birth sign Leo. Dapaah is English as per nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is Ghanaian descent.

Dapaah is the son of Joseph Dapaah. He has two siblings, Heather and Edward. His sister Heather owns her own hair salon, and his brother Edward has appeared on the YouTube series as a recurring face.

In 2014, Dapaah graduated with the Bachelor degree in Theater Arts and Acting from the Brunel University London.


Michael Dappah started appearing as a motivational speaker soon after his graduation. He later became popular from his contents and videos on YouTube.


Michael Dapaah began his career in the entertainment industry gathering a social following for his own comedic online skits, series of short comedy scenes. Dapaah adapted his skits on his YouTube channel, Michael Dapaan as a mockumentary series titled, SWL (somewhere in London).

#SWIL The Officer Trailer was the first video uploaded by him on his channel. The SWIL videos grabbed over 1 million views in its first series. The rap also reached top 5 in UK.

Man's Not Hot

Later, Dapaah appeared on the Charlie Sloth's BBC Radio 1Xtra show, Fire In the Booth. He released his comedic rap titled ''Man's Not Hot'' on 22nd September 2017. The backing track of the rap was sampled from 67 and Giggs' 2016 track Let's Lurk. The rap developed into a viral meme at the time.

The following month, Big Shaq released the music video of the song (Man's Not Hot) featuring celebrities such as Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Yatchy, DJ Khaled and Dutch rap-group Broderliefde.

Big Shaq's rap contains gibberish nonsense mixed with jokey references. The most popular part of the rap starts like this,

''The ting goes skrrrahh (ah)
Pap, pap, ka-ka-ka (ka)

Skidiki-pap-pap (pap)
And a
pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom (boom)
Skya (ah)
ku-ku-dun-dun (dun)
You don' know.''

The rap was three-time gold certified and one-time platinum certified. The rap song succeeded to grab millions of views to date. The rap gave him massive popularity as a parody rapper.

Net Worth

Michael Dapaah might have an estimated net worth of thousand dollars as per some online sources. However, the exact amount is not revealed yet.

Dapaah earns about $153.5k to $2.5million per year from his YouTube channel which has over thousands of subscribers. He also earns by selling Big Shaq T-shirts.

Personal Life

BIg Shaq currently resides in Croydon, London. He is a close friend of the rapper, Stormzy. He is a freestyle rapper who rose to massive popularity after releasing his song Man's Not Hot on YouTube. He also earned popularity as Roadman Shaq.

Big Shaq is unmarried and has no children. He is active on social networking sites but has never disclosed of involving in any relationship to date. He is active on Instagram and Twitter.

Five Facts about Michael Dapaah



Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany 1971 -

24 Jul, 2015 Biography by Bartley
Chris Gailus

Chris Gailus 1967 -

22 Jan, 2018 Biography by Indu Oli
Nia Vardalos

Nia Vardalos 1962 -

31 Mar, 2016 Biography by Clarence
Andrea McLean

Andrea McLean 1969 -

23 Jan, 2017 Biography by Clarence
Amber Lyon

Amber Lyon 1986 -

04 Jan, 2017 Biography by Clarence
Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate 1982 -

01 Jul, 2016 Biography by Clarence