Now United in search of new member from Mideast

Now United — the world’s first global pop group and vision of music industry icon Simon Fuller — currently comprises 14 young singers and dancers from 14 different countries around the world.
Updated 01 December 2019

Now United in search of new member from Mideast

Now United and Pepsi have announced they are to launch a search for a new member from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to join the world’s first global pop group, created by music industry icon Simon Fuller. The search follows a live performance from the group last month in Dubai for the launch of Pepsi Black. The event was filled with dedicated fans and influencers from around the region.

The search emphasizes the brand’s enduring commitment to supporting emerging music artists in the region and globally. Now United also takes center stage in the international “For the Love of It” Pepsi campaign. 

Now United currently comprises 14 young artists, each from different countries, and Fuller sees the addition of a new member from the MENA region as a natural and important move. 

“Now United is all about incredible young talent coming together to share their passion for music and dance, and to represent their unique backgrounds in a positive spirit. The MENA region has such rich and diverse musical influences. We are looking forward to finding extraordinary talent who will represent the region on a global stage, whether they are from Riyadh, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, or anywhere else in this wonderful part of the world. Pepsi has always inspired and enabled my ambitions, so they are the perfect partner for this unprecedented search,” said Fuller.

We are looking forward to finding extraordinary talent who will represent the region on a global stage, whether they are from Riyadh, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, or anywhere else in this wonderful part of the world.

Simon Fuller, Creator of Now United

Now United and Pepsi are inviting potential group members from across the MENA to submit an audition video to www.search.nowunited.com. Fuller and the group will then select the best candidates to attend a rigorous audition and boot camp planned for late January, from which one candidate will be chosen as Now United’s newest group member.

Now United’s Indian group member Shivani Paliwal said: “We’re so glad to have Pepsi support us in our search to find the newest addition to our Now United family. 

We can’t wait to come back to the Middle East to look for someone to join our Now United family — we know we are going to find someone incredible!”

Nadim Nakfoor, MENA franchise general manager and senior vice president, PepsiCo, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Now United back to the region and to partner with them in the search to find their newest member. Pepsi has a long history of working with rising artists, and we can’t wait to see the incredible talent from the Middle East.”


Aster Sanad Hospital leaping forward toward the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 — Creating a Healthier Tomorrow

Updated 27 January 2020

Aster Sanad Hospital leaping forward toward the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 — Creating a Healthier Tomorrow

  • Aster Sanad Hospital, an Aster DM Healthcare venture is in the North-East Ring road at the heart of Riyadh with an easy access to the Airport and in proximity to the Saudi Red Crescent
  • Embodying the principles and standards of Aster DM Healthcare Group, Aster Sanad Hospital is accredited by Saudi Central Board of Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (CBAHI) in Riyadh

DUBAI: Aster DM Healthcare network is a 33+ years old Organization spread across 379 establishments in 9 countries and has transitioned into being one of the fastest growing Organizations across the Middle East, India and Far East with several JCI accredited Hospitals, Clinics and Diagnostic Centers.

Aster Sanad Hospital, an Aster DM Healthcare venture is in the North-East Ring road at the heart of Riyadh with an easy access to the Airport and in proximity to the Saudi Red Crescent.
This aids in quickly serving the Trauma and Road traffic accidents through our Multidisciplinary team of Neurosurgeons, Cosmetic, Spinal and Maxillofacial Surgeons. We are one among the very few hospitals to have the Traffic Police Office (Muroor) attached to our premises for the seamless care and the documentation with the Traffic police.

Embodying the principles and standards of Aster DM Healthcare Group, Aster Sanad Hospital is accredited by Saudi Central Board of Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (CBAHI) in Riyadh and delivers high quality medical care to all the Insurance companies and the classes.

We serve 30+ different Patient nationalities with our 100+ Doctors from 20+ different countries, encompassing the Minimal Invasive Laparoscopic General Surgery/Weight Loss Surgeries (minimal stay in the Hospital) to the Advanced Surgeries.

This leading Multi-specialty hospital has been equipped with advanced Medical Equipment like the Bipolar TURis Machine in Urology for operating Big-sized Prostate gland enlargement in Males with a Center of Excellence in Renal Stones extractions. Other unique services in the Gulf region include the Hyperbaric Therapy (Pure Oxygen Therapy) for faster wound healing in Diabetics, Sports medicine and Aviation space, in close collaboration with our high-end Orthopedics Dept.

Aster Sanad is well positioned as one of the largest private healthcare providers for Normal and Cesarean deliveries with a 35 bedded Level 3 Neonatal ICU (managing cases beyond 550 grams baby) and Pediatric ICU. Strategic partners and as a top preferred Healthcare provider with reputed Government Hospitals tenders and contracts.

Our 24/7 Emergency room with Cardiac Catheterization Lab is backed with a strong Non-Invasive Cardiology Dept that caters to the low risk Cardiac cases stratification with a Non-Invasive CT- Coronary Angiogram. Patients that are more prone to the Heart Attacks and Cardiac Arrest cases are tackled by Coronary Angiogram/Angioplasty at par with international excellence outcomes (with an average Door to Balloon time of less than 60 minutes.)

Newer Services include the Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Men and Women’s Health, Electrophysiology for Irregular Heart Rhythms, Neuro/Cardiac Interventions for Vascular and Thoracic injuries, Dental Implants and the Hollywood Smile. Expansion pipeline of Aster in KSA is in the offing with our Annex Building under Design & Construction, planned to open 2020-2021.

Launched an Aster DM Home Health Program in 2019 as an Integrated Healthcare setting to offer Doctor and Physiotherapists @ Home, Continuous Nursing (2 to 24 hours Care @ Home), Dental Procedures @ Home, Lab sample collections/Vaccinations @ Home and as a Continuum of Care @ Home for Post-discharge patients at their ease and convenience as Intermittent care through our qualified multi-disciplinary clinical care teams.

Aster Sanad will continue to strive and ensure the utmost patient safety standards, best clinical outcomes and service excellence with an ethos of “We’ll Treat You Well.” For Bookings-920004417; [email protected]