“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work,” as quoted by Emile Zola, a famed French novelist, and playwright. Maher Alshikh is a true embodiment of both, climbing the ladder of worldwide fame with his unique dancing style, film-directing skills, and refined musicianship.
Maher’s journey begins with his victory of the Arabs Got Talent. He won the “Minute of Fame” contest in 2013, which served as a jumping board for his remarkably successful career.
Merely three years after his triumphant victory at Arabs Got Talent, Maher participated in the International Art Film Festival. He was nominated and ultimately won in the Best Video Editor category.
Afterward, Maher Alshikh moved to Belarus and graduated from the Academy of Arts, after which Maher became a certified television and film director. He revitalized the Belarusian dance scene after founding the Michael London franchise dance studio. According to Maher, Michael London will eventually open in Minsk as well.
Maher elaborated on the string of events that propelled him to worldwide fame, stating:
“At the finale of Arabs Got Talent, I met a British producer who suggested I try making music. As a dancer, I have a good sense of rhythm, and I always mix the songs I am using and add sound effects to them according to my choreography. That is how I discovered my talent, and most importantly, a huge interest in directing and editing clips.”
His Don’t Give Up was so inspirational and moving that it reached whopping 6 million views. Following in the wake of the clip’s massive success, Drop The Bass went live and reached over twice as many views – 15 million, “and the number of views continues to grow,” added Maher Alshikh.
As of February 2022, Maher released Upside Down, which scored hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of reactions. Maher’s latest music video is available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, and other streaming services.
More information about Maher Alshikh is available on the artist’s official website.