Asked why he took on a Tinsel guest role, Majid’s answer is both emotional and practical.
“A long time ago, I realized that my acting is not only about myself, it’s an extension of many things that I hope for in our industry. So I made up my mind to extend myself to film projects that improve our movie making prospects within the continent. I believe that this can also inspire young actors coming behind me. Tinsel is a typical reflection of that, after all, its’ one of the most successful soaps out of Nigeria.”
Having completed filming of his scenes for the soap, Majid reveals his experience on the series was very positive. “I actually really enjoyed myself, I mean great cast, wonderful director, everyone on set – very professional. And all the elements of drama can be found in Tinsel. The suspense, wondering what happens next?”
On the topic of why audiences should watch him on Tinsel, Majid is playful but honest.
“My fans have seen me play several diversified roles over the years but they know they’re going to be in for a ride each time and at the end, for a big surprise! They’re currently wondering whether I am the protagonist or the antagonist? How will he be intriguing? Maybe he might play a romantic lover? Well, you never know. They will definitely have to tune in to see!”
Describing himself as godly, affectionate, humble, generous and humorous, Majid is skilled in playing different roles. To date he’s taken on roles as diverse as a boxer, a faithful husband, a terrorist, a detective and a pastor. It is this versatility and commitment to playing different characters that has scooped him a slew of awards.
His latest role also earned him the praise of M-Net Regional Manager Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu.
“Majid is a professional who brings an infectious positive energy to his work and that’s remarkable for someone who is so in demand, so busy and popular. We’ve been extremely fortunate that, in addition to having a very talented core cast and crew, we‘ve also been able to host super guest stars on Tinsel, including Richard Mofe-Damijo and Osas Ighodaro.”
Tinsel is screened on location in Lagos, Nigeria and has been on air since 2008.