K-pop band Stray Kids meet their fans in KSA for the first time

Stray Kids band thrilled their Saudi fans performing alongside the two Super Junior sub-units D&E and K. R.Y. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 15 July 2019

K-pop band Stray Kids meet their fans in KSA for the first time

  • South Korea’s top export in the entertainment industry has been winning the hearts of people around the globe

JEDDAH: The band Stray Kids is making their mark all around the world. Saudi fans were very excited to see them perform in Jeddah alongside the two Super Junior sub-units D&E and K.R.Y.

Stray Kids debuted in 2017 in a reality show of the same name set up by the company JYP Entertainment, which is one of the biggest entertainment companies in South Korea. 

Since then their brilliant music and stylish dancing have been winning the hearts of people around the globe.

They are a group of 9 talented members; they are some of the youngest performers in the K-pop industry, making them more passionate about what they do and the music they produce.

The first overseas performance by Stray kids was in 2018 at KCON Japan.

HIGH LIGHTS

• Bang Chan, the leader of Stray Kids, was born in Sydney, Australia.

• Their world tour is called ‘Unveil’

“We were really thrilled to be invited to come to Saudi Arabia, it’s our first time here. 

“I personally really like Saudi Arabia and wanted to come here. So in the plane seeing the landscape and everything I thought it was a dream come true. Being here I am still really very excited,” Bang Chan, the leader of the band, said.

“We are very honored to be here, it’s all thanks to our fans who brought us here to become one of the first K-pop acts to perform in Saudi Arabia,” Changbin, an all-round  vocalist and rapper, told Arab News.

They had a taste of what to expect from the fans when they arrived at the airport. 

Fans had been waiting for seven hours and on their arrival swarmed in to get a glimpse of them.

The fans were beyond excited to be attending the concert as the show packed many surprises for the “Strays,” a name given to them by their fans.


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.