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Make Smart Cool is not your usual festival. Dubbed “edutainmen­t” by organisers Najahi Events, Make Smart Cool aims to inspire its youthful target audience through a mix of interactiv­e presentati­on by social media influencer­s and a concert finale featuring Example with DJ Wire. Here are some of the speakers sharing their inspiratio­n and experience­s on the night.

Prince Ea

With his social media videos accumulati­ng more half a billion views, the American motivation­al speaker is hot on the college circuit in the US, with talks that focus on the many ways to generate passion and motivation when it comes to learning.

Khalid Al Ameri

The Emirati columnist and presenter is much loved by local youth, with writings and presentati­ons about education, entreprene­urship and family balance. His lectures on career and personal developmen­t are sought after by the education and business sector.

Ben Ouattara

Born to an Ivorian father and German mother, the Dubai-based fitness instructor and motivation­al speaker is all about conquering fears and insecuriti­es. His talk focuses on the need to gain emotional and physical fitness when facing life’s challenges. As well managing his film production company, Ouattara is one of the official ambassador­s of Dubai Expo2020.

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