Sturdy & Under Thirty: Here Are Our 10 Favourite Inspirational Icons.

Sarah Abouelkheir

This young entrepreneur and icon never fails to put a smile on our faces with her fun content on social media and don’t forget the fact that she co-founded the one and only game that we enjoy at events and social gatherings: 2oolameme. Don’t forget to watch our interview with her!

Hadia Ghaleb

Imagine this: a CEO and founder of Ghaleb production house at the mere age of 29! Hadia Ghaleb was able to start a brand that is sold in 32 different countries. With 2.4 million followers on Instagram, she managed to sustain a place in the Middle East Forbes’ 30 under 30 truly being an icon to those who follow her.

Ahmed Malek

In 2018 he was chosen among 4 international up-and-coming actors to be presented at the Toronto Film Festival, can you believe this guy!? Not only that but also a 2021 nominee for the AACTA award for best lead actor in the American film The Furnace, honestly a talent worth recognition.

Nour El Sherbini

An Egyptian seven-time world champion in squash, this is hands down the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen. Nour was the youngest to win a world championship in 2015, with a record of 22 titles, the young icon managed to impress the world.

Ahmed El Ghandour

This guy literally made a name for himself by publishing videos on simplifying sciences with a bit of comedy. El Ghandour was short-listed for the 2019 IBC Global Media Award for most influential youth.

Tasneem El Aidy

With her breathtaking smile, this icon started out with cover songs and then carried on with releasing original music. With an audience of nearly 2 million followers on Instagram and 3 million on TikTok, and 100 million views worldwide for her music.

Amira Adeeb

Born into the industry, however, her success is all thanks to her. Appeared in different cinematic projects, as well as becoming one of Egypt’s youngest icons blowing our minds with the positive energy that radiates out of her.



Well-known for his Egyptian rap and Arabic hip-hop, Wegz was featured in the American GQ magazine on its list of 21 hottest young musicians on the planet representing the middle east in 2021, this is just surreal!

Ahmed Dash

Not only did he snatch the 2022 Horus award for the best-supporting actor, but he also managed to land a role in the freaking Marvel studious ‘mini-series Moon Knight, all by the age of 22 years old.

Hana Goda

Reaching the youngest star on our list, Hana Goda became the youngest table tennis player to win an African Senior continental. And when you think it doesn’t get any better than this, well it does, the 15-year-old clinched gold at the ITTF, holding the number one ranking in the international table tennis federation.

BY: Nada Hossam

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