We all bust our butts all week at work and, at some point, we’ve felt like we need to take a break. For some people, however, a break is not really an option; this isn’t only due to their demanding working schedules, it is also due to their commitment, resilience, and strength.
OPPO thought that these Egyptians who stop at nothing deserve a shout-out. So, they’ve launched the latest addition to the F Series with a campaign starring actress Huda El Muffti and rapper Zap Tharwat, who both never took a break; they have stories to tell when it comes to turning into a night owl, placing their careers first, and stopping at nothing to achieve their goals and dreams.
Huda El Mufti, a young, charming, and talented Egyptian model and actress, who started her professional career as a model after studying theatre. El Mufti was able to leave a remarkable imprint on the screen when she played the role of “Nadine” in the Haza El Mesaa series which opened so many doors for her. More recently, El Mufti starred in the hit series, Ka’eno Embareh, and received rave reviews for her performance.
“I worked hard on myself to develop and constantly improve. I spent several nights trying, and took my first steps towards my goal to become an actress. I will continue working hard until I fulfil my dream!” – Huda El Muffti
Ahmed Tharwat, AKA Zap Tharwat, is an Egyptian rapper, but you probably know that. Tharwat introduced the true meaning of rap to the Egyptian industry; he never stopped and never gave up, and that's what makes him who he is.
“I always record at night. Usually, during the daytime, I work on producing my music, and, at night, I record. The best part of what I do is my conversations with people on the street, working hard on my writing, and the long hours in the studio. My main motive behind writing new songs is telling a story I’ve seen in the city’s busy streets, and this is my main drive to produce new songs.” – Zap Tharwat’
The campaign also saw fashion photographer Batool El Daawi, who captured the stars’ stories, and other stories of people who continuously work on building themselves, no matter what time of day it is; a felucca captain, a saxophonist, in addition to brave female figures, including a DJ, a footballer, a choreographer, and a waiter.
Here is a snippet of what two of these amazing individuals had to say of their journeys:
“It’s not easy for a girl to work and achieve all her dreams in our country. This is why I decided to take this challenge and prove to myself and everyone that I CAN DO IT! It wasn’t easy; I took a lot of courses, training, and night time-work, and I’m still taking on more to develop and become better at what I love to do.” - Dina Akladius the Dj.
“Four years ago, I decided to give up everything for music. I used to study every day and then go play saxophone in the street so people would know me. Step by step I started playing in small parties and big ones. And this is just my beginning…”- Youssef Fawzy the Saxophonist.
Now, because OPPO surely knows that not all hard-workers are essentially famous, the folks at OPPO have made it a point to have everyone take part in their engaging campaign. They are giving you the chance to portray your story using a picture and the hashtag #حكاياتك_بعيون_جديدة. The world will know your story, and you will also have a chance to win an OPPO F11, which comes with a 48 MP camera that adapts to low light. The phone also has a 16 MP front rising camera to give you a full panoramic screen for better gaming experience, 6GB RAM,128 GB memory, and VOOC Flash Charge so that, you don’t worry about charging your battery and missing precious moments. The phone is available in two super swanky colours; Thunder Black, and Green. We’re always incredibly proud to see an international brand pay attention to the local narratives and struggles which make heroes out of everyday people.