About

Omar trained in journalism and at the age of 19, began writing for national publications like The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The New Statesman. He has taken part in conferences across Europe on religion and been interviewed on Sky News and the BBC. He’s a co-founder of the Muslim marriage website Alif and Ain and M.I.N. Over the past 5 years, he has managed various Muslim Influencers in music, comedy, sport and public speaking.

Omar was a judge at Debating Matters, a national debating competition and was chosen by the Economist to teach children the basics of journalism.

Omar has interviewed a host of influential figures, including:

Alastair Campbell

Billy Childish

Paul Mason

Ken Livingstone

Siobhan Benita

Jon Snow

John Bercow

Chuka Umunna

Sayeeda Warsi

Rabia Bhatti

Jake Humphreys

Amir Khan (boxer)

Luol Deng (NBA basketball player)

Marcell Dareus (NFL Star)

Khalid Ismail (MMA fighter)

Mizz Nina

Immortal Technique

Lowkey

Talib Kweli

Ghetts

Black the Ripper

Devlin

Logic

Mic Righteous

Akala

Maher Zain

Raef

Omar Regan (comedian and actor)

Zain Bhikha

John Sutherland

Yasmin Mogahed

Tamara Gray

Dr Zainab Alwani

Scott Kugle

Follow me on twitter: @omar_shahid

Contact:

Email: omarshahid99@gmail.com 

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