Van Vicker Biography, Real Name And Net Worth

Van Vicker is an award-winning Ghanaian-Liberian actor, movie producer, director, entrepreneur, businessman, Humanitarian, and a former radio/television presenter.

He is the CEO of Sky + Orange Productions, a movie production house in Ghana that has produced quite a number of movies, and the owner of a restaurant called ‘Vantastic Grill’ located at Spintex in Accra. He is also the founder of Van Vicker School of Performing Arts and owner of Sky Orange United, a football team in Ghana.

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Van Vicker was the Vice President of the Ghana Actors’ Guild in 2017. He has a Foundation called ‘the Van Vicker Foundation.’

Van Vicker Profile Summary

Real name: Joseph Fiifi Van Vicker
Age: 45 years old
Date of Birth: August 1, 1977
Nationality: Ghanaian-Liberian
Height: 5’10
Weight: 187 lbs
Instagram: @iam_vanvicker
Facebook: Van Vicker
Twitter: iam_vanvicker
Youtube Channel: Van Vicker TV


Van Vicker was born in Accra, Ghana, on August 1, 1977, to Madam Betty Toe, a Ghanaian/Liberian mother, and the late Eric Vicker, a Dutch Father. He lost his father when he was six years old, so he was brought up by his mum alone. He spent most of his early years in countries like Morovia and Netherland since his mum, Madam Toe, was a traveler.

Van’s parents gave birth to two children, a boy, and a girl. His sister’s name is Phylicia Anderson. However, there were rumors of him having a stepbrother named Frank Vicker, but he denied having a brother.

The actor completed his Senior High School Education at Mfantsipim school in Cape Coast, Ghana. He proceeded to African University College Communications (AUCC) in Accra, twenty-one (21) years after his Secondary school education, and finished in 2020. Van Vicker graduated in 2021 with first-class honors and won two awards, thus the Best student in Strategic Communication Award and Best Communication Student Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Strategic Communication from AUCC.


Television/radio Journey

After SHS, Van Vicker wanted to travel to the United States to further his education to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor (a gynecologist). Unfortunately, that couldn’t happen due to a lack of funds, so he decided to stay in Ghana and work.

Adjoa Van Vicker, the wife of Van Vicker, who was his girlfriend at that time, saw a job advertisement for a presenter at TV3 Ghana in the newspaper, and she told her boyfriend, Van Vicker about it. He went for an interview and got picked for the job, but he started as a production assistant at the entertainment department of TV3 Ghana before the main deal.

Van Vicker was hosting an entertainment program at TV3 Ghana alongside doing radio at Groove FM, now Adom FM. He left TV3 Ghana entirely after a few years whiles he was still at Groove FM.

He later joined Metro TV and then Vibe FM.


Van Vicker launched his acting career after starring in a campus series dubbed ‘Sun City.’ The first movie he featured in was a film produced by Bob Smith Jnr (Diabolo Man), and he appeared in only one scene.

In 2004, he landed a major role in a movie produced by Ghanaian filmmaker Abdul Salam Mumuni titled ‘Divine love,’ and this movie was the movie that brought him into the limelight. He featured in a number of films of Salam Mumuni before working with other movie producers in Ghana. He has played major and supporting roles in many movies alongside Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari, John Dumelo, Majid Michel, and many more.

Apart from English-speaking movies produced in Ghana, Van Vicker has starred in many local movies (Kumawood movies) alongside Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win, Agya Koo, Vivian Jill Lawrence, Kwaku Manu, and many others.

Nollywood Movie Industry

Van Vicker became a part of the Nollywood movie industry in Nigeria in 2007. He has starred in numerous Nigerian movies with stars like Mercy Johnson, Tontoh Dikeh, Chika Ike, Stephanie Okereke, Jim Ike, and veteran actor Olu Jacobs.

International Success

Van has directed, featured in, and produced over six movies under his Sky + Orange Productions from 2008. 2012 was the biggest year for his production house, earning him the NAFCA Best Actor and Director Awards for his comedy movie, Joni Waka.

Van Vicker Movies

Van Vicker has featured in many movies in Ghana and Nigeria. He has also had the opportunity to star in Haiti, Liberia, and Hollywood movies.

Below is a list of some movies Van Vicker has featured in:

Ghanaian movies

– Galamsey (Enemies Are Not God)
– Heroes Of Africa (Tetteh Quarshie)
– Tell Her About Me
– Black Monkey
– Okomfo Anokye Poma
– The Devil Between My Legs
– Perfect Love
– Princess Tyra
– Reflecting Shadows
– DNA Test
– Paparazzi (Eye In The Dark)
– Joni Waka
– In the Eye of My Husband
– Beyonce: The President’s Daughter
– The Return of Beyonce
– I Hate Women
– Darkness of Sorrow
– Broni W’awu
– Divine Love
– Innocent Soul
– Mummy’s Daughter
– American Boy
– Royal Battle
– Wedlock of the gods
– Friday Night
– I Do

TV Series

– Public figure
– The Results

Nigerian movies

– Who Cheats More
– Love So Divine
– One Night in Vegas
– Black Money
– A Long Night
– Final Rumble
– The Army Man Returns To His Wife
– Royal War
– Slave to Lust
– Twilight Sisters
– Broken Tears
– Corporate Maid
– Jealous Princess
– Beyond Conspiracy
– River of Tears
– Loyal Enemies
– Total Love
– Just Love
– Heart of Fire
– Popular King
– Discovered
– Kingdom in Flames
– My Soul Mate
– Shades of Attraction
– Finally in Love Again

International movies

– Cop’s Enemy
– Providence
– Love Zone
– Housewives & Girlfriends
– Why Marry
– The land
– The Heartbreaker’s Revenge
– Skinned
– Meet My Cousin

  • Best Actor (African film Category) – Afro-Hollywood Awards 2009
  • Africa Channel’s Creative Achievement Award – Pan African Film Festival 2011
  • Best Comedy Movie (Joni Waka) – Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards 2012
  • Best Actor in a leading role – Ghana Movie Awards 2012
  • Best International Actor – Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards 2013
  • Favorite Actor – Ghana Movie Awards 2014
  • Best Actor in a leading role (Diaspora film) – Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards 2015
  • Best Dressed Male – Ghana Movie Awards 2016
  • Best Actor in a Drama – Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2016
  • Best Collaboration – Kumawood Akoben Film Festival and Awards (KAFF) 2016
  • Best Actor – Ghana Entertainment Awards USA 2019
  • Honorary Award – Golden Movie Awards 2019
  • A performance by an Actor in a Supporting role (Heroes of Africa) – Ghana Movie Awards 2020
  • Honorary Award (Movie Personality of the Decade) – Ghana Entertainment Choice Awards 2021
  • Honorary Award (Creative Hero) – ACAFEST 2021
  • Best Actor in a leading role – Africa Movie Academy Awards 2008
  • Best Upcoming Actor – Africa Movie Academy Awards 2008
  • Best Actor in a leading role (English)
  • Ghana Movie Awards 2010
  • Best Actor in a leading role (English)
  • Ghana Movie Awards 2011
  • Best Actor in a Supporting role – Ghana Movie Awards 2013
  • Best Actor in a Supporting role – Ghana Movie Awards 2015
  • Favourite Actor – Ghana Movie Awards 2015
  • Actor in a Leading role – Ghana Movie Awards 2016
  • Favorite Actor of the Year – Ghana Movie Awards 2016
  • Actor In A Leading Role – Ghana Movie Awards 2016
  • Actor of the Year (Non-Nigerian) – Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2016
  • Most Favorite Actor – Kumawood Akoben Film Festival and Awards (KAFF) 2016
  • Best Actor Lead Role (Twi) – Kumawood Akoben Film Festival and Awards (KAFF) 2016
  • Best Male Actor (Int.) – Nelas Awards 2018
  • Favourite Actor – Ghana Movie Awards 2019
Personal life

Van Vicker is married to his long-time girlfriend, Adjoa Van Vicker, whose real name is Adjoa Dawson Amoah. The couple met on a bus during their secondary school days on May 2, 1994, and then became friends. They started dating after some time and married on October 16, 2003.

Van Vicker and his wife have three children, two girls, and a boy.

Van Vicker wife

Adjoa Van Vicker, the wife of Van Vicker, was born on January 24, 1977. She had her senior high school education at Aggrey Memorial SHS in Cape Coast and proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where she graduated in the year 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences

In 2002, she enrolled at the Legon Center for International Affairs in Accra and graduated in 2003 with an M.A in International Affairs. In 2016, she obtained another Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London South Bank University in the United Kingdom.

But Before that, she had already bagged a professional certificate in Human Resources from the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana (IHRMP). She is currently the Director of Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) at the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Van Vicker Children

Van Vicker’s first child with his wife Adjoa Van Vicker is called J’dyl Vanette Vicker. She was born on February 27, 2004, and is 18. J’dyl graduated from Tema International School on May 28, 2022, and now she is studying law at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

J-ian Vicker is the second child and daughter of Van Vicker and his wife. She was born on May 26, 2006, and is 16.

The third child and last born of actor Van Vicker is called Vj Van Vicker. He was born on November 21, 2008, and is 14 years old.


Van Vicker’ is the owner of Vantastic Grill (2021 – present), located inside VOB Plaza, adjacent to Spintex Post office, Spintex Road, Sky + Orange Productions, Van Vicker School of Performing Arts, and Sky Orange United, among others.


He has a tattoo of a Lion on his left arm.


He owns numerous cars, including a Range Rover and a Hyundai i20. He is also a biker.


He lives in his own house in Accra.

Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of $4.5 million.


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