Maha Jaafar

Based in the UAE, Sudanese-Iraqi Maha Jaafar is a dentist turned comedian. Although she graduated from Ajman University with a degree in dentistry, Jaafar is one of YouTube’s up and coming stars, praised for her ability to unite Arab cultures by impersonating different regional accents. She has been named a fellow of YouTube’s Creators for Change program, aimed at boosting the profile of innovators whose videos promote “empathy and understanding”. Jaafar’s videos show her impersonating various cultures, mimicking Arabic accents from countries such as Iraq, Sudan, Egypt and Lebanon. She occasionally also takes on some English language accents. Her YouTube success, which only started two years ago, has led her to being featured on comedy channels in Jordan, Lebanon, London and more. She even made it to the show of Saudi Arabian-Yemeni comedian and presenter Bader Saleh. She also had the opportunity to interview Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Jaafar recently reached a milestone of reaching more than 100,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.


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