MOCAfest 2015: Omar Offendum preaches love and justice with hip-hop

The Syrian-American spoken word artist and peace activist connect lines of solidarity across different marginalized groups with his music. Born to Syrian parents in Saudi Arabia, Omar Offendum moved to the US when he was very young. He first lived in Washington DC, where he studied at an Islamic school, before moving to Los Angeles, … Read more

Mizz Nina on her shift from pop music stardom to a quest for piety

Having once performed alongside the likes of Usher and Bruno Mars, the Malaysian celebrity shares how hajj changed her, embracing hijab, meeting her husband, and the emptiness of the entertainment industry. She spoke to Omar Shahid. In 2013, Shazrina Azman aka award-winning singer and songwriter Mizz Nina still had her sights set on the big time. Having … Read more