Majid Michel has revealed that that his wife of 10 years, Virna Michel is mostly responsible for his success.
In a lengthy post on his Instagram page on November 19, the Ghanaian star opens up on what makes his marriage work.
“If you have to say something special to your wife, what will you say to her?” the actor asked on Instagram, “My wife is the only reason I am Majid Michel. My wife is responsible for me being Majid Michel. She is the reason I’m Majid Michel. I mean, apart from God, second to God physically, if she never supported me or never understood my job, there’s no way I could have made it.”
He then goes on to explain how ‘character’ could help our communities… “When you go everywhere, people talk about principles of organizational development, and how to keep it going, but no one talks about character. Character comes from the word statue, a statue is something that has been fixed, it doesn’t change, and it is stable.
If you see the image of Kwame Nkrumah at the museum, his statue is standing in one position, doing forward ever, backward never. When it’s raining, or there is hurricane, it is always in the same position, doing the same thing, it is stable. It doesn’t change, that is what you call character. That is what builds character”.
Majid also attacked the type of leaders who have missed the importance of ‘character’: “When there is no one watching, what are you doing? That is character, those are the kind of leaders we need. I mean, in the morning, if someone brings a bribe will you accept it? Are you unchangeable? Are you unstable? Or you are fixed. That is character, so we try as much as possible to build our characters. You don’t trade character, you don’t buy it, and you don’t sell it. You are not unclean with it.”
So what then is character… according to the star? “Character over the years is temptations over the years. Temptation basically, means testing for weakness. So, if over the years you’ve gone through a lot of temptations and you were able to withstand them, you’ve built your character which builds your value system, your morals, your ethics, which becomes you at the end of the day. So, we try not to run away from temptation but to overcome it day in day out and that is what builds our character as we grow up, and that is what defines us.”