Majid also known as Shaker was born 22nd September 1980 in Cantonments; a suburb Accra in Ghana to a Lebanese father Michel Eracow and a Ghanaian mother Paulina Olympio. He was raised along with his nine siblings. He attended St. Theresa primary school and Mfantsipim secondary school. In secondary school, Majid was actively involved in theater and was a member of the school's Drama Club; he received a Best Actor Award in one of their performances on Emancipation Day in Cape Coast, Ghana. Afterwards, he enrolled in the Academy of Screen Arts which is affiliated with Ashesi University.
He was invited by a director of a modelling agency cum producer to participate in a TV series titled "Things We Do For Love". He got the name Shaker from that set. This TV series marked the beginning of his success in the movie industry. His first movie titled "Divine Love" also shot him up the ladder of success and made him a household name in Ghana.
Majid who has featured in over 20 movies is married to Virna and they are blessed wit two lovely daughters; Keira and Zara.