Big Shaq Net Worth
Who is Big Shaq
Big Shaq’s real name is Michael Dappah. He is a rapper, comedian, actor and now an Internet celebrity. He was born on August 10, 1991 in London, England. He received his education at Brunei University, London. His father Joseph Dappah is a doctor. Both his parents are from Ghana.
Dappah has dabbled in comedy since his University days. His acting skills were visible in web series on Nigerian British family called “Meet the Adebanjos”. He also acted in another show called “Them 3”In the early days of his career, he produced his own sketch called “I am So Dappah.”
Dappah joined Vodafone but felt the need to be more creative in life. He took the Internet route to create comedy skits with fictional characters like Big Shaq.
At the start of his career he said “I am goona be a superstar! Watch me.” He became a superstar as promised, within seven years and with use of the World Wide Web.
Big Shaq began uploading his mockumentary comedy skits SWIL(Somewhere in London) which had more than 500,000 views on each episode. Big Shaq has 31K subscribers plus one million views at present.
His popularity soared after he appeared on BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s called “Fire in the Booth.”
Big Shaq’s first single in 2017 was “Balance” which also featured Shakes.
Then he made a comedy rap called “Man Not Hot” which became viral on the internet. The studio version of the song was released in September, 2017 and video version in October, 2017. Co-artists like Waka Flocka Flame, Broederlifde, Lil Yachty, DJ Khaled have given cameo appearances in this music video.
“Man Not Hot” got the following certifications
a. IFPI GOLD
b. BPI Platinum
c. BVMI Gold
d. RMNZ Gold
e. ARIA Platinum
f. BEA Gold
g. GLF Platinum
It hit the 3rd spot in UK music charts and #15 on Swiss Music charts. His Man’s Not Hot T-shirt sold out within weeks of release of this popular album.
He also appeared in another popular non-album single, “The Ting Go Challenge” featuring McQuakez.
Currently he is working on the second series of SWIL and plans to enter the US market to broaden his fan base.
He is the brand ambassador for new Lynx You campaign
Dappah attributes his success to his close-knit family of a Doctor Father, mother, elder sister and younger brother. His younger brother features in many of his videos.
He counts Stromyz among his best friends. Big Shaq is currently dating Maya Jama.
Michael Dappah is also known by other names – Big Shaq and Roadman Shaq. This name is attributed to his character Big Shaq from his highly viewed mockumentary series – SWIL (Somewhere in London).
He claims he is popular with mums because all his comic acts are sans profanities and can be viewed even by children.
Public personalities like Liam Ghallinger and Drake have praised his work.
Awards and Recognition
He was awarded the African Pride Awards, 2017 under the category Comedian of the Year.
Net worth of Big Shaq
The net worth of Big Shaq is $1 million. He amassed his fortune from his lyrics, comic acts and YouTube uploads.