Michael Goes All In With Eddie Kadi On Stage at the Spirit of London Awards
When he’s not at university studying theatre and television, Croydon’s Michael Dapaah is making everyone he knows laugh with his sketches and videos. He talks about how it felt to present an award onstage at The O2 with Eddie Kadi.
What made you enter the competition?
My friend actually saw the ad for the competition and gave me a ring about it.
I went on Eddie Kadi’s Facebook page and saw it there, and I had a video I knew was perfect for it so I sent it in.
Then I started telling all my theatre classmates to watch it, all my friends to watch it, everyone to watch it! When I got the call to tell me I’d won, I was very, very happy.
What was it like to meet Eddie Kadi and get on the stage at The O2?
Eddie Kadi is lovely, and really good at what he does. He and the team were really warm and friendly with me, and Eddie gave me loads of advice. Getting up on the stage at The O2 – oh my god!
I’ve never performed in front of a crowd that big before and I had serious butterflies but I played it cool. When the lights are on, you can only see the front row anyway because they’re blinding!
the audience received me very well and that’s all you can ask for.
What do you like about Eddie Kadi?
He’s very versatile – I like how he mixes music and comedy because I like to do that too.
He can dance, he’s bold and confident – I really admire him.
He’s come such a long way since I first heard of him a few years back, and nothing makes me admire someone more than seeing them progress.
What are you going to take from the experience?
I actually went to the Spirit of London Awards with my friend last year and I said at the time that I wanted to come back and be on stage – and now I have. It’s shown me that anything is possible. I love comedy – it’s definitely where I want my career to be, whether it’s film, stage or stand-up. I’ve got lots of shows coming up this year, and meeting Eddie has made me want to pursue it even more. I know I can do this.