Nephew of Michael Jackson Perfectly Mimics King of Pop’s Dance Moves, Leaving Spectators Emotional


A highly anticipated biopic chronicling the life of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is reportedly in development. However, what adds an intriguing dimension to the production is the choice of the actor set to portray the iconic singer.

Michael Jackson’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson, has been cast to play the role of his uncle in the biopic. Jaafar is the son of Jermaine Jackson, Michael’s brother and a member of the renowned Jackson 5.


Born in Encino, California, into a family of musical legends, Jaafar initially envisioned a future as a golf player. However, the allure of the entertainment world proved too strong, given his family background. The 27-year-old musician and actor has a diverse musical taste that includes an appreciation for film scores and admiration for musical icons like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, and Johnny Mathis.

Jaafar embarked on his career at the young age of 12, showcasing his skills as a piano player and gaining insights into the music industry. In 2017, he made his modeling debut and performed alongside his father and brother, Jermajesty, at the MAX Proms event in the Netherlands, where they sang “The Christmas Song” live on stage with the Metropole Orchestra.

While Jaafar and Jermajesty initially harbored plans to form a music group together, they eventually pursued their individual creative journeys. In 2018, Jaafar made his solo debut at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, delivering a performance that featured four songs: “You’re The One,” “Take Control,” “Hurricane,” and “Stir Me Up.”

The world got a glimpse of Jaafar’s distinctive sound when he released his debut single, “Got Me Singing,” in 2019. The song, characterized by a Caribbean melody and playful lyrics, garnered significant attention, amassing 9 million views on YouTube since its release. Jaafar Jackson’s multifaceted talents as a musician and actor make him a fitting choice to embody the legendary Michael Jackson in the upcoming biopic, adding a familial connection to the portrayal of the King of Pop’s life on screen.

What do you think?