26-year-old Big Shaq was brought up in Croydon by his mother and father, a doctor, who emigrated from Ghana. After getting a degree from Brunel University, he worked part-time to fund his dream of writing and filming his own sketches.
“ I started with Instagram, just one-minute shortform stuff. Quick clips, a lot of punchlines, quick banter. But I always knew I wanted to create longer-format content. Instagram was the base, and it helped me to curate a good following.”