Don Little is a Ghanaian actor, entertainer and comedian. His role in Cow and Chicken made him a household name in the acting industry. Since then, he has taken up roles in other movies and comedy productions.
Currently, Don is a content creator on digital platforms such as YouTube and Instagram. In his content, Don talks about love, common Ghanaian challenges and culture shocks, especially when he is on tours.
- Name: Stephen Atanga
- Stage name: Don Little
- Year of birth: 1997
- Nationality: Ghanaian
- Profession: Actor, Comedian and Entertainer
- Relationship status: Single
Early life and education
Don Little was born in 1997 in Ghana. His parents gave him away at a very young age. Due to these early developments, Don Little real name has changed over the years. However, he switched to Stephen Atanga in 2018. The decision to take his family name was a sign of moving on after a challenging childhood.
Don schooled in Ghana. While details about his schooling are unknown, he has mentioned in several interviews that he is a junior high school graduate.
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Don Little is a multi-talented person. However, acting takes up centre stage in his life and it is what made him popular. Coming for a difficult background, the actor has managed to carve his way to stardom. Today, he has many fans as evidenced by the massive following on his social media accounts. Don Little's main sources of income include:
Don Little started acting in 2011. According to an interview he did with JoyNews, most of the movies were not released. The talented actor was not happy with the production’s house decision of not releasing the films, and he started looking for alternatives.
Since the Ghanaian movie scene is competitive and requires a lot of investment, Don Little resulted in selling mobile airtime in Accra. However, selling mobile airtime was a blessing in disguise. It was during this time that he met Funny Face. The comedian gave Don a role in the movie, Cow and Chicken.
One of the key factors that made the video successful is the mystery behind Don Little age. Most people thought he was Funny Face’s child. The experienced comedian/actor was the first celebrity to give Don a chance to appear in a film. Since then, they have worked on different projects as partners.
Unfortunately, the relationship between Don Little and his mentor was significantly dented in 2017. Whereas the cause of their disagreement is unknown to the public, the two made peace a year later. Don Little reached out to Funny Face first, in an emotional apology.
Later, Funny Face reacted to the apology with a tweet. He said that he had forgiven Don and he wished the young actor well in his acting career. However, Funny Face did not disclose to his fans what he forgave his mentee for in that tweet. The comedian did not also share what had transpired between them. After rekindling their friendship, the two have appeared on different TV shows together such as What Don’t You Know?
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YouTube comedy series
Apart from taking roles in movies, Don Little is a content creator on YouTube. With over 50,000 subscribers, Don is one of the most-watched comedy-YouTubers in Ghana. His most-watched video was about his experience working in a gas station in the USA.
Apart from publishing comedy videos, the comedian also uploads videos about his tours. For example, most of the videos in 2020 are about his experiences in the USA as a Ghanaian. His unique perspective is a mixture of comedy and culture shock.
Don Little as an influencer
Don Little is one of the most-followed comedians in Ghana. For example, he has over 100,000 followers. Apart from using his platforms for promoting his works, Don is an influencer. Most of his influencing gigs are in fashion, film and other related industry.
He also used his social media platforms to promote Ghana-Jamaica Homecoming Festival. While Don was part of the ambassadorial team, he pushed the festival as an independent influencer.
As an ambassador for Ghana-Jamaica Homecoming Festival
One of the Don Little’s highest moments as an entertainer was being an ambassador for Ghana-Jamaica Homecoming Festival. The festival brought Ghana and Jamaica together and together with other ambassadors, he travelled to Jamaica.
As an ambassador, Don worked with some of the most prominent artists from both countries. The working experience, according to him, was an eye-opener regarding the opportunities available in the entertainment industry from both countries.
While the details of the payments remain unknown to the public, Don Little may have earned a tidy sum. He was also on the touring list, which helped him to interact with other people and experience the Jamaican culture.
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As a social change activist
Like most Ghanaian, Don Little is passionate about change. He is a believer that leadership can do more to help young and talented Ghanaian youths to change their lives. On several occasions, he has called out the leadership for failing to rise to the occasion as far as providing solutions is concerned.
Also, Don has used his platforms to encourage social investment in Ghana. He is a supporter of local solutions to local problems. For example, the growing number of street families has been a huge concern for him.
Since he is a celebrity, people are interested to know about Don’s relationships. Is Don Little married? Unfortunately, he is not married. However, he has expressed his appreciation for big women.
According to him, an ideal Don Little wife must be chubby and beautiful. In his recent USA tour, Don reinstated his love for big women through a series of Instagram videos on his official account. However, he has not given his fans a specific time of when he will marry.
Net worth and revenue streams
Like most Ghanaian celebrities, his net worth is not available to the public. Also, Don Little house is a well-kept secret from Ghanaians. However, based on his social media posts and frequent foreign trips, Don is one of the richest comedians in Ghana.
Don Little has multiple revenue streams. His primary source of income is from acting. The film industry in Ghana is bigger, and unlike ten years ago, actors can make a decent living from acting alone. As a talented actor, Don has been part of high budget movies such as Cow and Chicken.
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Also, he is a content creator on YouTube. Although the monetisation on the platform depends on different factors, Don earns from the video views. His channel is also growing faster. Don’s earnings from AdSense will likely contribute up to 50% of his future earnings.
Lastly, Don Little occasionally earns from influencing gigs, thanks to his huge social medial following. Fashion outlets in Accra have used him to reach to more clients. Also, major production companies have used Don’s platform to advertise services. While the influencing industry in Ghana is still unstructured, revenue from these entities contributes to his annual income.
When Don Little is not making your happy, he is travelling and exploring the world. His trips in the last two years have given him a different perspective about the world and more importantly, given him a chance to interact with many people.
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Source: Yen Ghana