A renowned king of African comedy, Michael Blackson is. He was born in Ghana and moved to America in his teen years. He’s also famous for acting as “angry African Customer” in the movie Next Friday released in 2000, Tooken, and many more with “Coming 2 America” post-production expected this year, 2020.
Michael has also featured in numerous comedy tours around the world and TV shows with his famous appearances in the “30 Rock” hosted by Tina Fey, “Bad Boys of Comedy” hosted by P. Diddy and “The Mo’Nigue Show” hosted by Comedian and actor Mo’Nigue.
Michael’s estimated net worth is $3 Million by 2022 and his main sources of income are comedy and acting.
He is known for his love of expensive rides, BMW FO6, Mini Country Man, Fisker Karma, and Rolls Royce Wraith, clothes, watches, shoes, and jewelry. His net worth is estimated to the summation of the expensive possessions he got.
|November 28, 1972
|Comedian, Actor and Writer
|Estimated Net Worth
Michael Blackson, born Jafari Ferguson in Ghana on November 28, 1972. His father worked with a theater company and his mother worked at a secondary school. He moved with his parents to New Jersey, America in 1985. He later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
While a teen, kids were fond of bullying him but he got used to the environment, taking it to himself “they are being kids” and helped him build his confidence.
As a teenager, he worked as a pizza delivery boy where a co-worker suggested his step on the stage as a comedian. This co-worker helped him with the writing of his first comedy script which marked the beginning of his career.
Michael started his comedy career as a stand-up comedian performing at open mic comedy shows in Philadelphia in the early 90s.
He began building self-confidence and became better at stand-up comedy with massive recognition in Philadelphia. He then began participating in various comedy competitions around the US.
Famous competitions were: Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in 1993, Urban Comedy Festival, New York in 1996, Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, Oakland in 2001.
He broke into acting while performing at a Los Angeles comedy club that a film actor and director Ice Cube spotted and liked his comedy skills. Ice Cube was in attendance for Mike Epps’ performance.
Already known as the African King of Comedy, Michael appeared for the first time in Ice Cube’s comedy movie “Next Friday” as the Angry African Customer. This triggered his career in Hollywood.
Blackson later appeared in movies like Tooken, The Savages, The Last Stand, and many more plus “coming 2 America” post-production expected in 2020.
In 2005, he released a renowned comedy sketch CD title: Modasucka; Welcome to America. This made him more famous in the comedy world.
Not much of his personal life is known to the public rather an on and off relationship with long time girlfriend Georgia Reign who’s planning to wed sooner after clearing his side off the cheating allegations from his acclaimed ex-girlfriend.
He has three boys, Michael Jr. Niko and Noah from his past relationships. The last two boys Niko and Noah are twins.
Michael has been a good citizen. He was sometime back noted to have been arrested together with Kevin Hart and Kevin did talk about it in one of his shows with a quote that Michael told the police officers “I’m the African King of Comedy” as a claim to escape the cell.
Interesting Facts About Michael Blackson
- He has three kids but has never got married. The older son has a different mother to the younger twins.
- He was encouraged into comedy by a coworker.
- He puts comedy in most of the things he does. Remember, he did put indecisive posts on Instagram, Twitter about his cheating allegations. This left everyone confused, even his girlfriend.
Michael Blackson is one of the fortunate comedians of African descent with a net worth of $2 million. He lives with his girlfriend and sons. More of his personal life is so private.
He emphasizes, however much he’s into acting, he will never go away from comedy because it has brought him this far.