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35 Inspirational Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) Quotes On Success

Michael Dapaah is an English actor, rapper, and comedian best known for portraying the fictional rapper Big Shaq (also known as Roadman Shaq). He is also known for his mockumentary SWIL (Somewhere in London), which focuses on four characters and their journey to success. Dapaah saw a rapid growth in public attention when he appeared on Charlie Sloth’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show ‘Fire in the Booth’. His comedic rap ‘Man’s Not Hot’ (whose backing track was sampled from 67 and Giggs’ 2016 track ‘Let’s Lurk’) developed into a viral meme, and a studio track version of the song was released on 22 September 2017. The song’s music video was released by Dapaah himself on 26 October of the same year; which features cameos from Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Yachty, Dutch rap group Broederliefde and DJ Khaled, who calls Dapaah’s character a ‘legend’. May these Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I’m a multifaceted entertainer.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

2. “My first ever idea for a sketch show was actually from here (Croydon).” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

3. “I’m very observational in my comedy and what I create with the characters that I’m blessed to play. I don’t believe comedy needs to be offensive, and I don’t believe it needs to be a mockery of anything.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

4. “Throughout the journey there’s been so many different factors. I had to overcome barriers of fear, inconsistency, believing in myself as an individual, and believing in the gift and believing that this could actually happen, and this is actually what I’m supposed to do.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

5. “People just want to have a bit of fun, something uplifting, funny, that’s got a melody to it. That’s what we try to do.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

6. “I was like the funny guy in sixth form. When we used to do showcases, I’d host them, and I would do, like, little comedy segments.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

7. “I never, ever thought Jeremy Corbyn would be quoting me!” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

8. “Make sure that when you’re going out, you wear socks, because I’ve been seeing some people coming out with no socks and that. You know, your toes looking like Cheetos. We don’t need all of that.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

9. “At that point, I had probably worked at Vodafone for about two years, part-time. And it got to the stage that I didn’t like my job, I didn’t like what I was doing, I just always felt there was more in my heart for me to do creatively.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

10. “You always want to make sure that your work can touch as many people as possible. Whether it’s young guys, young girls, you never know where it’s going.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

11. “I don’t like blood – I was trying to study to be a doctor, but I don’t like blood.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

12. “I don’t get star struck by anyone. Everyone is a human being.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

13. “In all my content I don’t really swear or use profanity, because I believe comedy can just be pure.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

14. “So I just kinda just went away, came back, started creating, creating, creating. And you know, thank God we’re here today, and we’ve got more to come.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

15. “It doesn’t matter where I am, what I do, whether I’m in the sauna, whether I’m on the beach, whether I’m with my girl at the spa – man’s never hot. It’s that simple.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

16. “If I go back to when Borat and Ali G were doing it, they were more just TV, cinema, TV, cinema. Whereas I live in more of the Internet age where people like to feel like they can still touch you, and so it’s important for me not to almost box myself off.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

17. “I’ve always produced content that is PG – free from profanities and swearing – because I know I have a bunch of young kids who watch it. I meet mums all the time, and they’re always very grateful because they know their child is watching and I’m not going to be influencing them negatively. Big up the mums, man.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

18. “Drake, that’s my brother right there. Big Drizzy. That’s my guy there – he shows me a lot of love.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

19. “I got flavour. I’m a fashion man. I’ve got Feng Shui.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

20. “The rap community know that I’m doing very well. They’re embracing me. They like the flavour. Obviously some rappers, they’re not particularly happy because they’ve been trying to rap for about 85 years, so when someone like myself comes through and causes an earthquake, it’s time to listen. Don’t blame me!” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

21. “I’m appreciative that young males can look up to myself.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

22. “Big Shaq stems from my YouTube series ‘Somewhere in London.’ I just wanted to create something that was multi-character and multi-dimensional.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

23. “It’s real life.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

24. “I had to overcome barriers of fear, inconsistency, believing in myself as an individual, and believing in the gift and believing that this could actually happen, and this is actually what I’m supposed to do.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

25. “I’m a creative comedic entertainer who enjoys bringing good content to the world. I’m not Big Shaq – Shaq is his own person.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

26. “You become a product of your environment.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

27. “Some people come from homes where their parents are not that affluent and it’s hard for them, so they end up going down the wrong path – a lot of people want to escape that.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

28. “‘The Fire in The Booth’ exposed me to a wider audience. I had hundreds of thousands of followers, loyal followers before that, that’s been following me on the journey.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

29. “Noel Gallagher – he’s a legend.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

30. “The tough times helped me to become the person I am today. I thank God and the good people that I have around me.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

31. “It was emotions. It was everything. I say it with my chest. I say it with my neck. I say it with my heart. Boom boom.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

32. “I always knew that there was light at the end of the tunnel. I always believed in my dreams.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

33. “When I’m playing any of my characters, I totally go into the realm of the character. That’s when I’m able to come up with the most creative stuff, and I believe that’s what connects with the audience.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

34. “Man can be in Sahara desert – but I’m still going to wear the jacket.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

35. “My faith has always supported me in my ventures, so boom.” Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq)

I hope you enjoyed these Michael Dapaah (Big Shaq) Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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