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One MILLION downloads!!

Just two years after I started my little homemade podcast, we’ve finally hit ONE MILLION downloads !!!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me to reach this amazing milestone, including all my guests, supporters and listeners. And, of course, Apple iTunes for featuring us so prominently on their homepage for the last two years. ❤️❤️❤️ Click on the…

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Five Things You Should Know Before Converting To Islam

I always suspected I was one of the best Muslims in the country. But it wasn’t until I was nominated for a “British Muslim Award” earlier this year, that I was officially able to confirm it to myself and to others. There’s been a frenzy of speculation recently that Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has decided to become Muslim. If true,…

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Best Midlands Comedian 2017

What’s On magazine have just announced the finalists for their 2017 Awards. Very undeservedly, I’ve been shortlisted for the Best Midlands Comedian prize!! I honestly can’t believe I’m in the same category as the likes of Joe Lycett and Greg Davies. That’s mental. The’ve also announced their finalists in the Midlands Breakthrough Act and Best Midlands Comedy Night categories, with both of…

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British Muslim Awards 2017

The British Muslim Awards, now in their fifth year, publicly announced the finalists for their 2017 prizes today. Wonderful to see that I’ve been included on their shortlists. I’ve always suspected I’m one of the best Muslims in the country. It’s nice to have that officially confirmed. There are about thirty categories, and it’s truly an honour to be counted among such amazing finalists…

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Massive Milestone For Comedy Cannon Podcast

Wonderful news! The Comedy Cannon podcast, which I launched barely six months ago, has just hit the magic 100,000 downloads. It’s an amazing achievement. Being featured on the homepage of Apple iTunes on their podcasts section for the last six months has most definitely helped. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the many guests who took time out of their…

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Online Marketing For Comedians (and other creatives)

I trained as a journalist with the BBC, and then developed my craft with British and American broadcasters. I’ve spent the last decade working as a marketing consultant. So I’m steeped in old media – print, radio, television. And, if I’m honest with you, I hate social media. I pine for the good old days when marketing yourself successfully as…

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Moroccan Sahara 2015

My journey south from Marrakech towards the Moroccan Sahara was going to be in three phases. First we travelled through Tizi n’Tichka – the highest mountain pass in North Africa. Then we took a short detour to Aït Benhaddou, which is a fortified city that featured in lots of famous films like Lawrence of Arabia, Time Bandits, Gladiator and The…

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