Cairo, Egypt – Known for his mental health advocacy and building the largest youth mental health podcast network in the Arab world, the Forbes 30 under 30 social entrepreneur, Ally Salama is now shifting gears and eyeing a career in music as KairoKid.
Over the past few years, Salama’s mental health advocacy journey has led him to work with Harvard, The United Nations and The Government of the United Arab Emirates, where he has consulted and developed youth wellbeing programs. During the past 8 years, Salama has been actively involved in vocal training, with a long-awaited plan to return to music.
“I’ve always known that I was going to make music. When I failed to raise money for EMPWR, I found myself incapable of escaping my music, which I’d held aside during the past years. Today, I’m proud to have consulted some of the biggest musicians in the Arab world as I now do believe I have what it takes to break a ceiling while making a lasting social impact, globally.”
Currently, Ally is the Director of FanFix MENA, the largest brand-friendly exclusive platform in the MENA region, scaling the LA-based tech business in MENA to seven figures in less than 5 months. KairoKid drops his first singles, “Ba3d Eih” & “Don’t” on August 1st, 2023 across all music platforms.