Anghami launches its newest original podcast

'Shagaf' Shares the Journey of Saudi and Arab Women Entrepreneurs

Anghami launches its newest original podcast
  • As part of its expansion plan, Anghami is set to focus on raising more awareness on podcasts culture in the region by introducing “Shagaf”, a podcast created by women for women. Each episode highlights stories of Saudi and Arab Women in the industry of business, startups and more!

Dubai, UAE:- 'Shagaf'', an Anghami Original podcast was launched yesterday and is focused on stories of Saudi and Arab Women in business, tech, startups, and entrepreneurship. The show is hosted by Emon Shakoor who, founder and CEO of Blossom Accelerator, Saudi Arabia’s first tech-inclusion and female focused accelerator.

The core mission of the podcast is to inspire listeners by sharing the experiences of inspiring Women in the midst of their entrepreneurial journey.  As part of The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goal to pivot Saudi Arabia into an innovation hub, Shagaf podcast will shed light onto Saudi women who are part of this historical transformation. Some of the podcast’s guests include: Yara Ghouth, Nasibah Hafiz, Sara Khonkar.

"As an entrepreneur running an accelerator with a focus on Women, empowering female founders is what I strive for," says Shakoor. "Working with Anghami on a podcast is a great way to get our literal voices heard and share the realities of what it actually takes to start a business, from hard work, mental health, success, failure and everything in between. We want to share real stories with real women."

"Podcast consumption and content is growing fast in MENA," adds Zeina Tabbara, Anghami's Podcast lead. "People are leading busy lives and podcasts are becoming essentials of everyone's day while on the move. At Anghami we're developing podcasts in key categories such as lifestyle, sports, and tech. We're truly excited to work with Emon who is passionate about the startup landscape in Saudi and MENA."

'Shagaf' is a weekly series with new episodes every Sunday. The project is part of a bigger series of podcasts that Anghami aspires to produce and stream, based on its previous successful experiences in the industry.

“Shagaf” podcast is available on Anghami through this link: 


About Anghami

Anghami is the leading digital music entertainment technology platform in the Middle East and North Africa, with the largest catalog comprising more than 57 million songs available for more than 70 million users. When it launched in 2012, Anghami was the first music-streaming platform in MENA. In digitizing the region’s music, it has become the best-known and best-loved brand in music streaming in MENA. Today, Anghami features licensed content from leading Arabic labels, independent artists, and distributors. Anghami also features music from the major international labels such as Universal, Sony, Warner and is continuously licensing new content.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, it has offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, and Riyadh and operates in 16 countries across MENA. It is the only service available in English, Arabic and French, and remains close to its customer base, not only thanks to its pan-regional presence but also via the 56 million user data points it generates every day.

To learn more about Anghami, please visit 

Middle East contacts:
Christine Habib, Anghami  

Rami Chmaysani, ASDA’A BCW 

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