Majid Michel Recounts How He Found Himself In The Movie Industry
Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel has recounted how he found himself in the movie industry.
The born-again actor who is now an evangelist made this known in a recent interview he had on Joy FM’s The Reason is Jesus.
In his submission, he said;
“Then my neighbor, Elliot, he said –that was after school- he said Majid do you want to make money? and he said okay, so we have this agency, it’s a modeling agency, it’s called super modeling agency run by Addy Plahar and Tetteh Plahar, so we went there. They give you adverts, they take a percentage, that’s it.
So one of the gigs that came was SpeakEasy, it was a radio drama called SpeakEasy, and it was about awareness on HIV/AIDS for the youth and all stuff like that. So it was on Joy. It was here at Joy FM, and after the radio, they said let’s put it on TV. So the drama on the radio was transferred to television and Ivan Quashigah was the director.
So we had to do an audition to see who plays which role. Because on radio we act with the voice so anyone can be anyone, but on television, they had to audition to see who can play which role. Then that is how it started.
He said it was after some of them got the roles and started to excel in the film industry that they realized that acting is something they could do, either permanently or use as a means to an end.
But there were other people that didn’t have the interest but did it because they wanted to make ends meet and through that, they realized ‘oh I can do this, oh look at me, people love me.”