“It was a surprise, it was very special to feel the applause. I’m very grateful to the people who do that kind of gesture because it comes from the inside, and when it comes from the inside that’s when it’s real.”—Andres Iniesta (via as-barsa)
but considering everything that’s happening in the Arab world and the countries “falling” one by one, even the closest to us; Tunisia and Libya. I don’t want us to be next. I doubt it tbh, we’ve seen enough to be careful.
But it does no harm to make duaa to Allah to keep us safe.
Meet Chemseddine Lamrani: born through the Djezzy Prodiges competition, he won his way as one of the talents in the Algerian online talents competition. Now he boasts his own successful YouTube channel and features on Algerian national television regularly, setting to take television and media by storm.
His outlet? Comedy. His comedy centres around socially commentating on the behaviours and habits of the Algerian society in which he is living in. From the interaction of elders with youth, economics, to of course the platform that elevated his triumph: social media.
His scripts and video have developed from a one man band to a complete recording production company named #Sixty2Productions based in Algiers, Algeria. This company produce and edit the majority of his YouTube sketches, as well as promoting his work via twitter and Facebook. His Facebook page has reached over 204,000 likes with daily activity and interaction with all his fans.
The videos are nothing short of hilarious; his take on everyday situations allow the audience to rethink and genuinely have a laugh at stereotypes within all aspects of the society. A personal favourite is his explanation of the Algerian darja (dialect):
kesh khams loughet…ou shweea bricolage…/ some five languages…and a bit of DIY…
His humour was so well circulated around the internet that this past Ramadan, he was in fact given his own short sketch show on Algerian national television: Hkaytek Hkaya. The show had a different theme each episode, whether it was hidden camera, asking the people of Algeria on the streets to solve a riddle and so forth.
It has always been a strong field within Algerian society; comedy has been an outlet which is practiced as comic relief by all. And comedians like Lamrani have been born into the age where Facebook and YouTube allows them to share the comedy of a very funny nation not only with Algeria, but Algerians from all over the world.