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Recognizing Phenomenal Women From the Entrepreneurs to the Inspirational

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Celebrating Phenomenal Female Egyptians From the Entrepreneurs to the Inspirational

Egyptian women ruled! Egyptian women joined riots! They led revolutions and they were never afraid of speaking up. Egyptian women continue to rock the modern age we live in, from being phenomenal artists to successful entrepreneurs, they keep conquering different fields and proving themselves as they do so.

Meet the following phenomenal women who are a true inspiration to all of us.

The athletes!

Nour Sherbini

 

The young athlete has been making us proud with her being the current World Champion in Women’s squash, who took the World Squash Championship title for the third time last year and two days ago, she claimed the 2020 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family title after defeating World No.1, and three-time champion, Raneem El Welily in the final at the University Club of Chicago.

Farida Osman

The remarkable swimmer has represented Egypt on the international platform, and has performed gold-medal swims. Standing 5’8″ Osman specializes in the sprint butterfly and freestyle events. She started her swimming career at the age of five and she made her first Egyptian Olympic team by the age of 17!

The Inspirational!

Sara Sabry

Sara Sabry is one of the few infleuncers on social media whose content sends a clear message of inspiration, she is positive, she is someone who can undergo crises and still maintain to put on that cheerful smile of hers! She is a hijabi who uses her platform to fight stereotypes especially that she grew up in Canada, so you can imagine the struggle she went through but overcame it as a powerful young woman!

She’s talented and had her OWN TV show, which also delivered the audience a great content with a message behind every episode. And oh, she travels in between all of that!

The Inspirational x athletic!

Omneya ElYamany

First Egyptian Sky-Diver, Adaptive athlete, Digital Marketer, and Disability Ethics and Equality trainer.

She overcame a car accident that left her suffering from a spinal cord injury from the chest down, she spent more than a year between hospitals and rehabilitation centers. The incident that changed her mindset completely and widened her perspective on people with disabilities. She is a true example of a strong woman who doesn’t give up!

The Entrepreneurs x Artists

Dina Dash

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The beauty guru & YouTuber who isn’t only into makeup and art, but is also the CEO of Dash Management, a PR and Marketing agency.

She doesn’t always model but when she does, she does it for Pepsi!

Layla Ghaleb

Pioneer dancer and co-founder of Ghaleb Production House. She is an amazing dancer, a great influencer with unique media content. Keep an eye out for her classes because they’re a must-attend!

Deena Fadel

Deena Fadel is an artist, entrepreneur, and founder of Joud Homeware. Recently, her great passion of studying the human mind, philosophy and self-development has led her to becoming a Life Coach.

Farah Nofal

 

A 500 hours YTT Yoga Teacher and a Health Coach.

She has been an active leader in the Cairo wellness community for over 5 years now, she mainly trains Yoga now but she was also an ex basketball player, track and field, cross-fit and functional training athlete.

The Artists

Dina and Farah El-Mosalami

Founders of Pepla, the two sisters are redefining the fashion industry with their brand and they have also just took another leap by opening a store of what was an online business.

Their modest line is exactly what every Hijabi needs and seeks!

“We can definitely say that in the West and the Middle East, the mainstream fashion industry just didn’t cater to us or to the values we held. It didn’t cater to the type of women we wanted to be in this world.”

Maram Borhan

The fashion designer making every bride’s dream come true and turning their wedding dress to reality! We’re quite impressed with her flawless and dreamy designs, and the way she shows the bride her dream dress is just heartwarming. Every detail is truly considered.

Aya Abdelhamid

 

Certified makeup artist from Hollywood and London, the young artist also works in the field of cinema and has proven herself in a short time! She also just recently took part in London Fashion Week and we can’t help but fall in love with her simple makeup, fun young spirit and eye for detail.

These are just a few names of the many leading women in Egypt, those we wish to know and aspire to follow in their steps! To every girl and woman reading this, you’re flawless and phenomenal in your own special way.

 

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Adonis Releases Their 5th Studio Album ‘A’DA’

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Lebanese indie-pop favorites, Adonis , complete the release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album ‘A’da’ (Enemies), with part three out now across all streaming platforms.

Part one and two of the release saw the group trending across Lebanon with live stream performances of their new work to delighted fans.

The final segment of the album, introduces  “Tabi’yi” , a fast-paced pop-rock anthem with hard-hitting drums and catchy guitar riffs, while “Jeet Kermalak”, a delicate ballad,  showcases a traditional middle eastern instrument, the Qanun, beautifully orchestrated alongside the smooth, soothing vocals of guest singer-songwriter, Dana Hourani.

“A’da” is described by the band as a love story between two young, impressionable characters, that unravels through the album tackling themes of nostalgia and lost futures, in an elusive, sometimes cruel, present.

Speaking about the album, lead singer-songwriter Anthony Khoury shared “each part of A’da not only explores a specific time in the characters relationship – how they grew together or apart – but also represents significant times that deeply influenced our songwriting and development over the years.

 

We celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, so we’re really excited to share an album we feel demonstrates who we are today, and explores the experiences that have shaped us as a band in Beirut.”

Artwork stills  from ‘Mouharrami”  and Moukhtalef lyric videos. Illustration  by Anthony Khoury, animation by Kook.

 

Released at the end of January, “Mouharrami” was a tone-setter for a new musical direction taken by the four musicians, with heavy 80s and 90s dance music influences weaving their way through the lively opening track.

Title track “A’da”, meanwhile, was accompanied by an intricately illustrated music video, which follows the band members as four retro video game characters, navigating through a dystopian Beirut in search of their stolen hearts.

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The video was directed and illustrated by Omar Khouri, with art direction by the band’s long-time collaborator Nadim Hobeika.

Filled with downbeats of raging bass drums, shimmering guitar lines and sweeping synthesizers, this three-part album is complimented by the band’s signature Arabic lyrics, sometimes playful, sometimes poignant,  and always  a point of reference for their expanding fan base across the region.

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“A’da” was produced by Sleiman Damien, between the months of August and November 2020, in an improvised studio in the seaside town of Batroun, where the band relocated just days after the August 4 Beirut Port explosion. “Tabi’yi” showcases a live performance music video shot in the same traditionally Lebanese setting.

 

WATCH TABI’YI

During release weekend, Anthony Khoury, Adonis’ lead singer, also performed an exclusive stripped down set featuring vocals and piano as part of Embrace Lebanon’s initiative “Music for Mental Health”,  where he showcased Tabi’yi as a message of hope for those struggling through unprecedented times.

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE HERE

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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church Suspends Services for One Month

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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox churches have announced the suspension of masses and other services in both Cairo and Alexandria as of Monday and the suspension will last for a month.

The suspension comes in light of the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases among clergymen and churchgoers.

The Coptic Orthodox Church on Saturday released an official statement that says the suspension includes Sunday’s schools, meetings, services and masses, and that priests in each church are allowed one mass weekly with a minimal presence and a maximum of five deacons only.

As for funeral services, they’re allowed to be held but with the participation of only one priest and one deacon and of course the family of the deceased. However, the halls that are designated for mourning services will be closed until the improvement of current conditions.

For Baptism services, the maximum number allowed are four member of the baby’s family.

The statement added that study at institutes and educational centres will carry on but with a reduced maximum of 25%.

As for the dioceses, each bishop get to decide what is most suitable to the health situation in his diocese, in partnership with the congregation of priests.

We urge all worshipers to remain safe and adhere to all the precautionary measures needed.

 

 

 

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The Oscars Will Be Held In-Person Telecast and Not Virtually

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According to a report from Variety, the Oscars 2021 will be held in-person telecast and not virtually!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has pushed the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony to the 15th of April next year, because by spring the theaters would be open again; allowing more movies to compete in the awards.

“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” Variety said on Tuesday, quoting a representative from the Academy.

“The Academy has done a walkthrough of the Dolby recently to see all the multiple options,” the report added, citing an awards publicist familiar with the situation.

The academy will of course be forced to cut down the number of attendees.

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