With the return of Celebrity Gogglebox for just one night only, channel 4 welcomes a brand new cast for their Black to Front Project.

The project which aims to improve Black representation on-screen will be a one-off special episode airing on Friday the 10th of September.

With a whole host of celebrities appearing on the show, two of the cast include Eddie Kadi and Michael Dapaah.

Who exactly are the comedy pairing? We have all you need to know!

Who is Eddie Kadi?

Born in 1983, Eddie is a British-Congolese comedian and actor who moved to the UK at the age of 8.

Eddie is best known for featuring in comedy films ‘Anuvahood’, ‘Shank’ and ‘It’s a Lot’ which premiered in the 2010s.

Well-known within the British comedy scene, Eddie made history on the 4th of September 2010 when he became the first British Black comedian to headline the O2 Arena, with both shows selling out.

Today, Eddie has also taken up presenting, having hosted the official red carpet show for BET International and BET Africa in 2019, Starboy festival in London and Manchester and a tour with Wizkid in the same year.

Who is Michael Dapaah?

Actor and Youtuber, Michael Dapaah was born to first-generation Ghanaian parents in Croydon and turned 30 this August.

Best known for playing the fictional character, Big Shaq, Michael has almost 2 million subscribers to his Youtube channel.

In October of 2015, Michael released a song and music video as Big Shaq to his Youtube Channel. The song, ‘Mans Not Hot’ went viral and received nearly 400 million views.

The video also features some of music’s biggest artists at present including, Lil Yachty and DJ Khaled.

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Meet Eddie and Michael on Instagram!

Proud to show off his Congolese roots, Eddie often posts about Congo cuisine and music to his Instagram. Also often captioning his posts, #Congoswag, Eddie is now known for his saying.

Eddie has also posted many videos of his time appearing at YAM Carnival, a celebration of Black music, culture and food, where he appeared alongside Youtube star, Harry Pinero.

With 1.5 million Instagram followers, Michael is often posting comedy skits to his page.

Also seen living a luxurious lifestyle, Michael can be seen flying first-class and sat on the back of a yacht in a tropical location.

Just like Eddie, Michael’s Instagram also includes other famous faces. Pictured alongside many celebs, Michael posted one photo with his arms around rapper, Stormzy and footballers Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.



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