Hodan Nalayeh Bio She is a Somali media executive, marketing consultant, social activist and entrepreneur. She is the President of the Cultural Integration Agency and the Vice President of Sales & Programming Development of Cameraworks Productions International.
|Death||12 July 2019|
|Age||43 Years old|
|Profession||Somali media executive|
|Education||West Humber Collegiate Institute,
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Hodan Nalayeh Biography
social activist Hodan Nalayeh was born in 1976 in Somalia. She grew up in a large family, with four brothers and seven sisters.
Along with her parents and siblings, a six-year-old Nalayeh later emigrated to Canada in 1984.
They initially settled in Edmonton, Alberta before eventually moving to Toronto in 1992.
Nalayeh attended the West Humber Collegiate Institute, a high school in Etobicoke.
she studied at the University of Windsor, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Additionally, she earned a postgraduate certificate in broadcast journalism from Seneca College.
Hodan is a mother of two sons. Her sister Dega Nalayeh is a senior vice president private client advisor with U.S. Trust.
Besides Somali, Hodan is also fluent in English.
She has over thirteen years of experience in client management, sales, and production in radio and television.
She has served as a producer on a number of TV shows, including American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.
Additionally, Nalayeh has provided marketing and writing consultancy to burgeoning companies. Her work in this area is centered on video marketing combined with online branding.
Nalayeh was appointed Vice President of Sales & Programming Development of Cameraworks Productions International’s Canadian operation based in Vaughan, Ontario.
The company is a global, full-service and comprehensively-equipped video and television production facility focusing on pre- to post-production of business-to-business video assets.
Nalayeh began hosting the half-hour Somali community show Integration: Building A New Cultural Identity, which airs Saturday nights on CityTV.
She also serves as an Executive Producer on the weekly Toronto program.
Hodan Nalayeh Husband & Children
Hodan was married to Farid. She and her husband died during a terrorist attack at Hotel Asasey in Kismayo, Somalia on 12th July 2019.
she was the mother of two sons. Hodan’s sister post her children photo on Instagram On June 3rd.
Hodan Naaleyeh and her husband Farid died during a terrorist attack at Hotel Asasey in Kismayo, Somalia on 12th July 2019.
The attack involved a car bombing and gunfire and has been claimed by Al-Shabaab.
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Beautiful thoughts create a beautiful life. What a blessing to be back home in #Somalia after 30+ years away. This will be my first #Ramadan back home. InshaAllah, let’s make dua for our country & people! Leave your duas below ?? reading positive words changes your brain chemistry ??? #myafrica #africaisthefuture #Somali #Muslim #ramadan2019 #NaagIskaDhig #everydayafrica
BREAKING: Inspirational TV personality who returned from Canada to report positive stories about Somalia, Hodan Nalayeh, killed in Al-Shabaab complex attack in Kismayo – Minister @JustAwHirsi confirms. Hodan was the founder of @IntegrationTV that reports on local and diaspora. pic.twitter.com/cjRQ2TPflg
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) July 12, 2019
Hodan's very last video. I'm not worried for her. She died doing what she's passionate and hopeful about. I really hope that her love isn't overlooked for the sabotage. It's clear that there are forces adamant on demoralizing people. The best revolution is to topple cynicism pic.twitter.com/pfTE4d60zw
— Sovereignty (@NeoSomaliana) July 12, 2019