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Van Vicker Biography (Ghanaian Nollywood Actor)

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Van Vicker Biography: Joseph Van Vicker is one of the most recognized faces to come out of the African movie industry. Van Vicker was born August 1, 1977, and he is proud of his unique heritage; he is of Dutch, Liberian, and Ghanaian descent.

His father died when he was six years old. He has often cited in interviews that he considers himself a global citizen as he was raised all over the world by his mother. Due to the early death of his father Vicker has stated that he is very close to his mother and considers her his hero.

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Vicker attended Mfantsipim School, along with fellow actor Majid Michel. Mfantsipim School is the alma mater of Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.

Van Vicker became a household name in African movies quite by accident. He started out in the entertainment world in radio and as a television personality.

Van Vicker's Career

Vicker started out in the entertainment world in radio and as a television personality for Metropolitan Television (Metro TV). In 2003, Vicker appeared in the Ghanaian television series, Suncity, which depicted university life. He played the character of LeRoy King, Jr., a fine arts student born in the U.S. who arrives at Suncity to complete his education. The series ran for a total of 10 episodes.

Vicker was cast in his first film Divine Love as a supporting character. This film coincidentally was also the debut roles for fellow actors Jackie Aygemang and Majid Michel who were cast in the female and male lead respectively. The producer had insisted that Van be given a supporting role in Divine Love. That chance paid off, exposing Vicker to the movie industry.

Van holding up his UNHCR Ambassador Certificate

Even though Van's role in Divine Love was in a supporting capacity, based on the strength of his performance, Van has been consistently cast in leading romantic roles thereafter. A role he has since become well known for playing. Vicker is usually cast as the male romantic lead, often alongside actresses Jackie Aygemang and Nadia Buari. He is often compared to fellow Ghanaian actor Majid Michel and Nigerian Ramsey Nouah.
He has helped make the Ghanaian movie industry also known as Gollywood, a fierce competitor in the world of African movies.

Van Vicker's Personal Life & Prospects
Vicker is married with children. He owns and runs "Sky & Orange", an advertising agency and event management company; "Babetown", a unisex barber shop; and the Van Vicker Foundation, an outreach program for up coming young artists.

Van Vicker enjoys shooting pool, Soccer, Tennis, and Basketball. He was the first runner up in a Basketball Slam Dunk competition in 1997. He played College Basketball and Pro Basketball for the Shepherds. Family is very important to van.

The photo below shows Van Vicker family, which includes Van Vicker wife Ajoa, Van Vicker children (one boy and two girls). What a lovely family

                                                  Van Vicker and Family

Van Vicker Awards

  • Best Male Actor 2006 - GMA (competitive) Ghana Ghana at 50
  • Recognition in acting certificate 2007 (honoree) Best Male Actor, WA, 2007
  • 5th Annual Movie Awards, NY (honoree) Best Male Actor, WA, 2007
  • Screen Nation Film and TV Awards, UK (competitive),
  • Best Male Actor 2007, Ohio (honoree)
  • Best Male Actor 2007 1st DJ Awards, Bronx, NY (honoree).
  • Best Actor for Feature Film by the Ghana Actors Guild in 2007.


  • 2008: African Movie Academy Award, Best Actor in a Leading Role - nomination
  • 2008: African Movie Academy Award, Best Upcoming Actor - nomination

 Van Vicker Filmography

2004 Divine Love   with Majid Michel & Jackie Aygemang
2006 Beyonce: The President's Daughter   with Nadia Buari & Jackie Aygemang
Darkness of Sorrow   with Nadia Buari
Mummy's Daughter   with Nadia Buari & Jackie Aygemang
The Return of Beyonce   with Nadia Buari & Jackie Aygemang
2007 American Boy   with Nadia Buari
I Hate Women Rocky with Jackie Aygemang
Innocent Soul    
In the Eyes of My Husband Leo with Nadia Buari
Princess Tyra   with Jackie Aygemang
Royal Battle   with Majid Michel & Jackie Aygemang
Slave to Lust   with Nadia Buari, Ini Edo, Mike Ezuruonye & Olu Jacobs
Wedlock of the Gods    
2008 Agony of the Christ   with Nadia Buari - this film received 7 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009, including
the nominations for Best Art Direction, Best Make-Up, Best Visual Effect, Best Costume & Best Soundtrack
Broken Tears   with Genevieve Nnaji & Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Corporate Maid Desmond  
Friday Night    
Jealous Princess Sam  
River of Tears Ben with Genevieve Nnaji & Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
Total Love   with Jackie Aygemang
2009 Twilight Sisters    
Royal War Uzodimma with Ini Edo

Van has recently added producer, writer, and director to his resume. His first movie he wrote, directed, produced, and acted in is called 'Friday Night' and van promises that this is the first of many movies to come from his production company Sky & Orange.

When is Van Vicker birthday?

  • August 1st is Van Vicker's birthday. 

Come August 1st of every year, don't forget to visit Van Vicker Biography page to wish the handsome Nollywood Ghanaian actor a happy birthday!

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  • BABY

    you are the best friend,brother,actor

  • Jackee

    As one of your ardent fan, I wish you all the best in your career, and also in your personal life. You've got a wonderful family. Just continue to thank and praise the Almighty Heavenly Father for his continuous blessings on you and family. Stay Safe and be Blessed. This is coming all the way from Dominica in the West Indies.

  • Keadine

    May God keep and bless u and ur family love always van


    may the Lord grant them with better life.

  • Aissatou diallo

    J'apprécie cet acteur et il a une belle famille

  • Marie Germilus

    Hi van my name is Marie and I love's all of your movie's my special one was Beyonce and the love ofmy husband and other one I just wish you the best in the future I hope one day I.could meet you one more time

  • Douane Toussaint


  • Alex

    what a nice Man like Van Vicker

  • lalle

    Happy birthday

  • Collins Lufunda

    Am ok but am just missing u so much. Mr van vicker,