Michael Dapaah: Mums love me says Big Shaq comedian

Mummy's boy: Comedian Michael Dapaah: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty
Mummy's boy: Comedian Michael Dapaah: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

Michael Dapaah has proved to be a hit with the ladies — or at least with those with children.

The Croydon-born comedian, also known as Big Shaq, said some of his biggest fans are mothers who praise him for setting an example for their children.

“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,” he told A List.

“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.”

Man's Not Hot: Michael Dapaah performing as Big Shaq (Joe Maher/Getty)
Man's Not Hot: Michael Dapaah performing as Big Shaq (Joe Maher/Getty)

Dapaah racked up millions of YouTube views after appearing in character as aspiring MC Roadman Shaq, originally from his mockumentary YouTube series #SWIL (Somewhere In London), on BBC 1XTRA’s Fire In The Booth last August. The clip went viral and saw him release debut single Mans Not Hot as well as amassing a famous following including Liam Gallagher and Drake.

He said of the Grammy award-winning rapper: “I don’t get star struck by anyone, everyone is a human being. Drake’s been a fan of me way before Big Shaq. He’s been supporting all the work I’ve been doing, leaving encouraging messages like, ‘I love your spirit’.

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