Adele stirs up social media after kissing hijab-wearing fan in Australia

During a concert in Sydney, Adele reached out to kiss the hand of a hijab-wearing fan. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Updated 20 March 2017

Adele stirs up social media after kissing hijab-wearing fan in Australia

DUBAI: Superstar singer Adele is no stranger to the limelight but she made headlines in Australia recently for something other than her talent.
During a concert in Sydney, Adele reached out to kiss the hand of a hijab-wearing fan and promptly set social media alight.
Many took to Twitter to praise the singer’s actions as a symbol of inclusivity.
“Adele’s concert at ANZ Olympic Stadium, in Sydney, Australia kissing a Hijabi’s hand #respect,” one user wrote.
Another posted: “Adele kisses a Muslim fan’s hand as a form of respect. A true feminist icon!”
According to Australia’s Nine News, the lucky fan is called Samira Dandachl.
“Adele had just finished singing ‘When We Were Young’ when my fiance, Adi, lifted me up on his shoulders,” she told Nine News.
“I was crying, and she said ‘don’t cry darling’ and I kissed her hand. She returned the favor and kissed my hand back.”

 


Saudi radio star Big Hass teams up with Dubai Media City to shine a light on regional talent

Updated 26 September 2020

Saudi radio star Big Hass teams up with Dubai Media City to shine a light on regional talent

DUBAI: Regional music personality and radio host Hass “Big Hass” Dennaoui has teamed up with Dubai Media City (DMC) to launch a new live show dedicated to shining a light on the Gulf’s promising music talents.

Titled “DMC Amplify,” the first episode of the digital show will premiere on Oct. 2. Big Hass will be joined in the first session by up-and-coming Saudi rapper Molham, who will set the stage for a string of local artists, musicians and poets who will sit down with the radio host for hard-hitting talks and performances that will be streamed live via Facebook and YouTube.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"أكثر شيء أحبه لما تنادي اسمي"

A post shared by Molham | مُلهَم (@molham) on

“We all have a duty to support and amplify the noise around local artists and that’s why our collaboration is so important,” said Big Hass in a statement. “This exciting new series will bring together amazing people with real stories to share about their struggles and successes. I can’t wait to get started.” 

Echoing his statement, Majed Al-Suwaidi, managing director of Dubai Media City, added: “Shining a light on promising new artists breaking through the region’s multibillion-dollar creative industry is something that everyone in our community cares strongly about. For close to two decades, we’ve endeavoured to showcase emerging talent and provide a platform for them to reach a bigger audience through an action-packed roster of annual events. DMC Amplify is a natural extension of this and we’re delighted to see it take flight.”