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She Danced With Beyoncé and Modelled for Nike. Meet Moroccan Sensation Hajiba Fahmy

Hajiba Fahmy is one in a million. Born in Valence, France and from Moroccan descent, she began dancing at the age of 6 and never imagined where she would be at 26: the protagonist of Nike’s latest video and a dance crew member for Beyoncé.

In an interview with Pure Charts, the artists explained the opportunity arose during a photo shoot for Issey Miyake, where she met agent Bruno Perret, who got her an audition for an H&M campaign in January 2013 featuring an American artist. Little did she know the artist was in fact her childhood idol Beyoncé Knowles. “I said to myself this is not possible,” she said. “I sang Destiny’s Child songs with my cousins and my sisters”.

Created as part of Nike’s advertising campaign, the following video features the dancer moving against the backdrop of Morocco’s suggestive Atlas mountains.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29I-YvWOmbA]

For more information: Follow the artist on Twitter @hajibafahmy

 

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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