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Mohammad Najem

Mohammad Najem

It’s really an honor and a privilege to get this great recognition from a magazine that I always love to read and get inspired by. Thank you so much CP Magazine.

 

Please tell us about yourself.
My name is Mohammad Najem, I’m a radio presenter and TV director currently doing more radio shows between live and recorded shows on O.FM and Kuwait FM. I have worked as a TV director since 1999 and done over 50 music videos for artists from Kuwait and the GCC plus a comedy series and the first adult cartoon series in the GCC (Block 13) and other comedy TV sketch shows.

Tell us about your educational background.
I studied media in the States, have a bachelors degree in Arts, graduated from the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts (Kuwait) in Acting and Directing.

Tell us about your family.
I have one brother and one sister from Kuwaiti parents.

Describe your family support.
My family has always been supportive of my choices and is always there for me every step of the way.

Tell us about your childhood.
I had a great childhood growing up. I always travelled all over the world with my family and my parents were very supportive of me pursuing different forms of art like painting, making home videos and also interviewing members of my family on my tape recorder (which actually led to me being a presenter and a TV director).

Any life changing experiences?
The most life changing experience for me was the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. It really impacted my life and made me grow up so fast in so many ways and made me stronger.

Any dreams while growing up? Did they come true?
My dream was always to appear on TV or radio so I really worked hard on achieving it.

Tell us about your work experiences.
I was first introduced to media by being an intern in Radio Kuwait and seeing how things worked and what it takes to be in the media field.

Tell us a little about your current job.
Currently I present a daily morning show which I also co-produce. I have a chat show at night and both are on O-FM radio station.

Tell us about your industry.
The media industry is a never ending and always updating industry. Now, with social media, it has grown to be a very powerful influence on everyone.

Define success.
Success to me is to leave a great positive legacy and a great impact on other people’s lives even if only a small group of people.

What motivates you?
Making people happy and leaving a positive vibe.

Who or what inspired you to be the person you are today?
A lot of people, starting with my grandfather. He was a self made and humble man and was always working hard to achieve his goals.

How would you like to be remembered?
The person who made someone happy and impacted life in a positive way.

Your favourite thing to do?
Travelling. Any chance I get I always travel to places I have never been before.

Who are your real-life heroes?
My parents.

Describe yourself in three words.
Humble, positive and creative.

Where do you envision yourself in five years?
Helping other young people and guiding them in media.

I believe…..
Easy come easy go.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams….
Dreams are what keep us motivated and make us more creative if we do something about it.

What’s the secret of your success?
Investing in myself by educating myself. Knowledge is the key.

My support is…
My family and my friends.

It is said that every inspirational person has been inspired by another, was that the case for you?
I look at examples in my family and how they struggled to better themselves.

Your message for other people?
Never lose hope. Regardless of how many doors shut in your face, keep trying and you will achieve.

Your hobbies?
Music, art and travelling.

Your achievements?
Three golden awards at the Cairo TV festival. Two awards in Bahrain GCC TV and radio awards. Two awards in Arab Radio awards.

I am scared of….
Nothing scares me expect losing the people I love and cherish.

What is your favourite holiday spot and why?
Tokyo for the culture, people and food.

Your favourite quote?
Easy come, easy go.

On being selected as an Inspiring Man for the year…
It’s really an honor and a privilege to get this great recognition from a magazine that I always love to read and get inspired by. Thank you so much CP Magazine.

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