10 Real Facts About Van Vickers You Probably Didn’t Know

Van Vickers is a talented actor from Ghana. He has distinguished himself from others as one of the most prolific actors in Ghana. He is very handsome and knows how to interpret his roles very well. So therefore, in this article, I will be sharing with you 10 real facts about Ghanaian famous actor Joseph Van Vickers popularly known as Van Vickers that you probably didn’t know.

  1. Joseph Van Vickers popularly known as Van Vickers is a famous Ghanaian actor, model, TV host, investor, entrepreneur, television personality and a philanthropist. He is popularly known as a lover boy due to the romantic roles he plays in movies. His father died when he was just six years old.

  2. He was born on 1st August 1977 in Accra, Ghana to a Liberian mother and a Dutch father. He is currently 41 years old. He completed his primary and secondary school education at Mfantsipim School alongside with his fellow actor Majid Michel.  Mfantsipim School is also the alma mater of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. He has often stated in several interviews that he considers himself a global citizen as he was raised all over the world by his single mother.

  3. Van Vickers after completing his primary and secondary school education went further to Kwame Nkruah University of Science and Technology, in Accra, Ghana and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Due to the early death of his father, Van Vickers has stated in several interviews that he is very close to his mother and considers her his hero.

  4. After completing his tertiary education, Van Vickers started out his career in the entertainment industry as a radio presenter at Groove 106.3 FM between 1999 to 2000. He has also worked as a radio presenter for Vibe 91.9 FM between 2001 to 2004. His first movie was a blockbuster movie titled “Suncity”.

  5. Van Vickers joined the Ghana movie industry popularly known as Ghallywood in 2004 and acted in his first film titled Suncity. He was later cast in his first Nollywood film titled “Divine Love” as a supporting character alongside with Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel in 2005. He is often compared to fellow Ghanaian actor Majid Michel and Nigerian actor Ramsey Nouah, due to their close resemblance and unique roles in movies.

  6. In 2008, Van Vickers was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. In 2009, he won the Ghana Movies Awards and the Nollywood Academy Films Critics’ Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

  7. In 2011, Van Vickers won the Pan African Creative Actor’s Awards. In 2012, his movie ‘Joni Waka’ earned him the award for Best Actor and Best Director in Ghana at the Ghana Movie Awards. In 2013, he won the Best International Actor award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards which was held in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.

  8. Aside from acting in Ghana movies, Van Vickers has also featured in several Nollywood movies which include My Soul Mate, Heart of Fire, Popular King, Harvest of Love, amongst others. He is one of the renowned African actors known worldwide. He has directed and produced over five films under his production name since 2008.

  9. Van Vickers is currently married to Adjoa Vickers, a lady he met since 1999 and they are blessed with three children, comprising of two girls and one boy. Van Vickers is currently the CEO of Sky + Orange Productions, a film production house where students are trained in the field of acting. Aside from acting, Van Vickers is also a philanthropist. He has a charity organization and a foundation, which is aimed at helping and assisting physically challenge and displaced people.

  10. Van Vickers currently has an estimated net worth of over $1.5 million, making him one of the richest and most influential actors in Ghana. Aside from acting, he is also an investor and has several real estate investments.

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