[Hashem al-Ghaili had started his science page on Facebook in 2009 with a mission to make Science accessible to everyone regardless of their age or background. (Photo: Hashem al-Ghaili blog)]
Berlin (Germany): As Priya Varrier counts fans on social media who are falling for her wink, Hashem al-Ghaili, a Yemeni man based in Berlin, got over 16 million followers after his Science page went viral on Facebook.
Hashem al-Ghaili had started his science page on Facebook in 2009 with a mission to make Science accessible to everyone regardless of their age or background.
His father wanted him to be a farmer when he grew up, but he always had a passion for Science, which started when he was young and began to read children’s science magazines., the Yemeni Science sensation Al-Ghaili who is based in Germany told BBC.
A Molecular Biologist by trade, al-Ghaili expanded his skills to include video production and began making short, concise videos about Science topics from Biology to Technology to Nature. Alongside his Facebook page Science Nature, Hashem, who has graduated from Jacobs University Bremen and obtained his master’s degree in Molecular Biology, runs Daily Accord, a blog dedicated to sharing news that interest me and my thoughts with the rest of the world.
Al-Ghaili's page has gained over 16 million followers - 16,741,230 as on today, in less than three years. His videos have been viewed by more than 5 billion people, including 24 million YouTube views, with 300 million weekly reach.
“It didn’t really take off until 2015 when Facebook introduced videos and I focused on producing more videos and that’s when the page really got a huge push in terms of engagement and views, and follower,” al-Ghaili told BBC.
Al-Ghaili focuses on sharing quality content to help society catch up with modern science. In addition to being a science influencer, he is also a speaker and works in digital marketing to help other businesses grow. "I dedicate this page to sharing my passion for science, technology and nature with all of you", his Facebook profile says.
Now, Sanjeev Mishra, the BJP leader who lives in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, who was angry over Indian youths who fell for the 'Winking Priya Varrier' should be happy as some of Hesham al-Ghaili's followers are also from learning. An they are of course following him for a lesson on Science.
For all the latest Science and Technology News, download ummid.com App
Select Langauge To Read in Urdu, Hindi, Marathi or Arabic