Mona Mekkawi has come a long way since the moment she made a top 8 list chosen for design school at Cairo's Higher Institute of Cinema in Egypt. Today, her impressive profile boasts over 200 projects including cinema, commercial ads and music videos. Having worked with acclaimed directors and listed companies including Unilever, Vodafone and most recently, Vogue, Mona is the perfect world teacher.
“The establishment does not appreciate a serious primary candidate against a longtime incumbent.”
"The fame is great, but you can't take your foot off the pedal. Everyone wants your title."
Ibanga Isine, and I first crossed each other's paths while I volunteered for a United Nations Association. The task of email travelling before I secured a meeting with the multi-award-winning journalist and human rights activist became insignificant detail during our first conversation. We talked about the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping that dominated the international media at the time and the state of politics in Nigeria, amongst other things. Through our talks, I quickly understood the responsibility to tell a true and right story and the irresponsibility of reckless words.
First-time author, Farah Liz Pallaro’s book, Fashion.Business.Spirituality, has been featured in Vogue Arabia, Glamour Italy, and The Lifestyle Journal. While some may attribute this success to pure luck, the strength of the core message of this book is undeniable; People, before products and services.