Michael Dapaah Biography
|Birth Nation:||United Kingdom|
|Birth Name||Michael Dapaah|
|Nick Name||Big Shaq, Roadman Shaq|
|Birth Place/City||Croydon, London|
|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)|
|Weight in KG||88|
|Famous for||Freestyle rap, Man's Not Hot|
|Education||Brunel University London|
|Online Presence||Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram, & YouTube|
|Siblings||Heather and Edward|
Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq is a popular Engish parody rapper, actor, and a comedian. Dapaah runs a self-titled YouTube channel where he frequently uploads self-made videos and parody songs. He is also known for his mockumentary SWIL. Dapaah rose to fame after releasing his freestyle rap, Man's Not Hot which went viral on YouTube and earned millions of views within months. The rap is the most viewed song of the English rapper which has boasted a massive 313 million views as of January 2019.
Early Life And Education Of Michael Dapaah
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 of Ghanaian descent.
Dapaah was born to father Joseph Dapaah. He has two siblings, Heather Dapaah and Edward Dapaah. His sister Heather owns her own hair salon, and his brother Edward has appeared on the YouTube series in a recurring role.
In 2014, Dapaah graduated with the Bachelor degree in Theater Arts and Acting from the Brunel University London.
Michael Dapaah's Career
Michael Dapaah 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 the 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.
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)
And apu-pu-pudrrrr-boom (boom)
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. The video reached #3 rank in the UK's musical chart.
Following the success of his first song "Man's Not Hot," Big Shaq released another video "Man Don't Dance" which reached the #78 rank in the UK's musical chart.
Michael Dapaah's Net Worth And Salary
Michael Dapaah might have an estimated net worth of thousand dollars as per some online sources. However, the exact amount is not revealed yet. As per some sources, Michael Dapaah's net worth is estimated to be around $500,000.
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.
Michael Dapaah's Personal Life
As of early 2019, Michael Dapaah is not married and not dating any girlfriend. Big Shaq, who currently resides in Croydon, London is a close friend with 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.
- Height: Michael Dapaah stands at a tall height of 5 ft 9 inches (176 cms).
- Weight: Michael Dapaah's body weight is 84 kg (185 lbs).
- Body Measurement: Michael Dapaah's body measures at 42-14.5-32 inches.