In a recent interview with Encomium, Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel, talked about his marriage life.
The actor credits his wife as the main reason why he’s still Majid Michel.
On the secret of his marriage, he said,
“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. What am I doing in the night is it the same thing I am doing in the afternoon? 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. 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.”
If you have to say something special to your wife, what will you say to her?
“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.” Majid added.