Arun Mohammed

Freelance journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Motivated, Passionate, hard working journalist with an avidity for music, popular culture, entertainment, celebrities, showbiz and social media.

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OK! Magazine
TV for 2019

At the start of this year I wrote a 2019 guide to TV for the year ahead which was published in OK! Magazine

OK! Magazine
TV for 2019 (2)

The second page of a double page spread published in OK! Magazine about TV in 2019.

CelebMix
06/14/2019
Exclusive: Lennon Stella talks debut album, industry pressure and more

In an industry flooded with newcomers, an abundance of fresh faces and instant hits it can be challenging to stand out whilst being true to yourself, However, Lennon Stella has crafted an angelic uniqueness through her distinctive sound, charming personality and astonishing talent which has deservedly distinguished her from the crowd providing her with a platform to shine.

CelebMix
04/09/2019
Exclusive Interview: Liv Dawson talks 'Pushing 21', pressures and what's next

After dropping her 'Bedroom EP' at the end of last year, Liv Dawson has come a long way and show's no sign of slowing down as she gears up for the next chapter in her career. Following the recent release of her incredible new single 'Pushing 21', Liv Dawson sat down with CelebMix to talk about new music, changes and what's to come.

United By Pop
04/25/2019
9 celebrities who care about climate change - United By Pop

Climate change is an issue which affects everyone on earth and is no longer just a job for environmental experts and politicians. With awareness significantly rising in the past decade, with marches and protests taking place more frequently, it's important that we're held more responsible for the world we live in.

United By Pop
01/24/2019
Second Act: The corporate Cinderella story - United By Pop

Jennifer Lopez steals the show as her sassy persona ignites the big screen bringing a tonne of female empowerment in romantic comedy 'Second Act'. In her brand new film, Lopez finds herself living out a Cinderella story going from rags to riches or more discount supermarket to swanky skincare brand.

United By Pop
01/22/2019
Mike Posner's powerful third album A Real Good Kid - United By Pop

Life is about as unexpected as Mike Posner's career and I guess you never really know what's going to happen. Grammy Nominated Mike Posner has shared success with the likes of mega stars from Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 to Pharrell, Big Sean and Avicii in addition to yielding mass success as a solo artist.

Arun Mohammed
01/23/2019
'Second Act' || Private screening & My thoughts

warning mild spoliers* Last night I, can we believe it, was invited to a private screening of the one and only JLo's new film 'Second Act'. After a busy day, getting caught in the rain and then being snowed on all whilst just walking to the Soho Hotel, it was so nice to sit in...

Arun Mohammed
01/11/2019
New Music Friday 7 || 7 song you need to hear this week

With the new year in full swing, it seems as though 'New Music Friday' has made a triumphant return following, what felt like, an endless period of weeks with throwaway releases with no punch, replay value or excitement.

CelebMix
01/10/2019
Phé averts 'Crisis' with her incredible new EP - CelebMix Music

Los Angeles R and B singer-songwriter, Phé, offers soulful radiance, smokey vocals and seductive melodies in her highly anticipated EP 'Crisis'. After singing throughout her college years, and landing backing vocals on both the Marianas Trench song 'Shut Up and Kiss Me', and Aloe Blacc's hit single 'The Man', Phé decided to step into her own stories following in the footsteps of her childhood inspirations.

Arun Mohammed
01/09/2019
9 Things I Want To Do In 2019

New Year, Same Me just elevated. The first week of 2018 2019 is over, the endless chomping and drinking is over for another year and reality has set in that it's time to get back into the swing of ...

Arun Mohammed
01/04/2019
New Music Friday 6

With 2018 behind us, the new year brings us new music, new album and of course it's a Friday so that means it's time to give my opinion on this week's releases. The festive season has just come to ...

Arun Mohammed
12/31/2018
MY 2018 REFLECTION

First of all, I hope everyone's had a good Christmas, been enjoying their time off and celebrating the festive season. As this year draws to an end (happy last day of the year) I thought I would sit down and revisit some of my achievements, memories and learning experiences from the past 12 months.

Arun Mohammed
12/31/2018
An Evening of Lights

Lights, we have them in our houses, workplaces, cars - lets be honest they're everywhere. Saying that I've never seen lights quite like this; as the walk through experience takes Christmas decorating to a whole new level. Following the huge success of last year's festival, the bright showcase returned to Birmingham's botanical gardens for a...

Arun Mohammed
12/15/2018
New Music Friday 5

Welcome back to New Music Friday, except it's not Friday because after just 4 short weeks I kind of messed up. I have a valid excuse though - well I chose sleep. In my defence I had to wake up at 6...

Arun Mohammed
12/07/2018
New Music Friday 4

So we've reached December, someone please tell me how we got here so fast I swear it was only just summer. I hadn't really heard of anything that exciting that was being released this week and I was hoping that when it came today it would all be a great surprise.

Arun Mohammed
11/30/2018
New Music Friday 3

When I started to look at the songs which were being released this week, I was unimpressed and thought it would be such a dry week but thanks to a lot of mid-week announcements and 'surprise' drops there's a plethora of new music today. If i was you i'd grab a drink and some snacks...

Arun Mohammed
11/27/2018
Rita Ora 'Phoenix' Review

After 6 long years since the release of Ora's debut she's back stronger than ever, refreshed after as she's rose like a 'Phoenix' from the ashes. Following, at one point what felt like a never ending occurrence of pushback, label difficulties and whatever else stood in her way; Rita Ora made sure to never be...

CelebMix
11/23/2018
Swizz Beatz opens up at 'Poison' album Launch party - CelebMix

New York producer, rapper, DJ and entrepreneur, Swizz Beatz, has released his second solo studio album 'Poison' 11 years after his debut solo release. His sophomore body of work not only showcases the intricacy and attention to detail in his production skills however, also provides an outlet for the plethora of incredibly talented rappers featured too.

Arun Mohammed
11/23/2018
New Music Friday 2

This week has been a pretty busy week and somehow its already Friday, which as well all know means new music. This month has been filled with some pretty impressive releases and some stand out projects and today is no different..... Today is exciting, as the long awaited (to be exact 6 long years) and...

Arun Mohammed
11/16/2018
New Music Friday

Today is Friday and that means that yes it's the start of the weekend but, even better, it means new music. This is a new series on my blog that I hope to keep up weekly where I will listen to and ...

Arun Mohammed
11/15/2018
APPLE MUSIC UP NEXT: H.E.R LONDON PREMIER

Sometimes I see competitions on social media, enter them and then as expected never hear anything back from them. This was the case when I saw that Apple Music was hosting an exclusive launch for their new Up Next artist, H.E.R. I entered the competition to attend the premiere of her new short film and...

Arun Mohammed
11/14/2018
SUMMER 2018: DUBAI/MEXICO

The title of this post might have you slightly confused, you're probably thinking summer? It's now November. Yes, I'm a bit late but summer 2018 was fairly busy and full of exciting new things and as the cold winter nights are drawing in I kind of wanted to reflect on the crazy few weeks I spent in some insane countries.

Arun Mohammed
11/13/2018
MY FIRST BLOG POST: HELLO

Hi, hello, hey there? This is weird and new but I've been thinking about starting this blog for nearly 2 years now. I think that after all of my procrastination the time has finally come where I feel ready to start my journey as a blogger - or maybe not a blogger maybe just someone...

CelebMix
11/13/2018
Hard Rock Café Announce New Piccadilly Circus Venue

The Hard Rock Café is a name we all recognise, love and trust as they offer a little something for everyone. From their Rock and Roll background to their delicious dining experience, they've come a long way since the start of their journey back in 1971.

CelebMix
11/11/2018
CelebMix Tour Review: Raye shines at sold out KOKO show - Music

The incredibly talented singer, collaborator and songwriter to the stars, Raye, took to London's KOKO in Camden on Tuesday night to perform her headline sold out show. The night started with someone who's no stranger to Raye, after they both supported Rita Ora on her 'Girls Tour' earlier this year, R and B songstress Kara Marni.

CelebMix
10/30/2018
LIVE REVIEW: Ruel's debut London show at OMEARA

Last night, 15 year old Australian talent, Ruel, took to the stage at a sold out OMEARA for his debut London show as he proved that he has the style, sound and stage presence to be the next teen icon.

CelebMix
10/26/2018
Ray BLK shines on new project 'Empress'

Rising R and B star Ray BLK defines a new plateau in her career as she drops her triumphant new project 'Empress'. At 25 years old, Ray BLK has had a constant stream of success following her Stormzy assisted debut single 'My Hood' back in 2015.

CelebMix
10/25/2018
'Ella Mai' by Ella Mai album review - CelebMix - Music

After starting her leap into the music industry back in 2015 posting covers on Instagram leading to her being discovered by hip-hop hype-man producer DJ Mustard. The British songstress found her place in the industry and introduces an insight into the future of R and B following the release of her self-titled debut album 'Ella Mai'.

CelebMix
10/25/2018
Ellie Goulding returns with new single 'Close To Me'

Ellie Goulding has teamed up with Diplo and Swae Lee for her new single 'Close To Me' as she makes her long-awaited return to music. This is her first solo single release for one of her personal projects since the release of her 3 rd studio album 'Delirium' which was released back in 2015.

CelebMix
10/19/2018
Khalid 'Sanctity EP' Review - CelebMix Music - Music

The relatable R and B star continues to impresses with creativity and experimentation on his new EP 'Suncity' solidifying his name as a rising success. In a sonic love letter to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, Khalid provides a project laced with silky vocals, dreamy harmonies and a synergetic pop/ R and B sound drawing on his influences such as Frank Ocean and Lorde.

Ftadviser
09/14/2018
Why I think cash is dead

As an efficiency obsessed millennial, immersed in the fast-paced London lifestyle, it has become apparent that cash lacks superiority among the payment hierarchy. Consequently, this provides me with an understanding as to why, even though it may be a slow burner, the death of cash payments is undeniable in the societal future.

Ftadviser
09/10/2018
Keystone relaunches as broker-only buy-to-let lender

Keystone Property Finance has relaunched as a specialist intermediary-only buy-to-let lender, with full lender status. According to chief executive David Whittaker, this follows six years of success, during which Keystone originated more than £400m of loans via intermediaries, networks and mortgage clubs.

Ftadviser
09/14/2018
Advisers weigh up risks to rising US stocks

Some 47 per cent of advisers think nothing will derail the current bull market in US equities and it will continue, according to the latest FTAdviser Talking Point poll. The poll which asked, what do clients invested in US equities think will derail the bull market, showed 24 per cent believed potential trade wars, including political risk, would conclude its run.

Ftadviser
09/11/2018
Emerging markets focus for new Invesco fund

Invesco has launched an exchange traded fund (ETF) for investors wanting to have core emerging market equity exposure. The new ETF, which provides exposure to more than 300 stocks across 30 emerging markets around the world, has been designed to provide investors with optimal exposure to five factors: value, momentum, quality, low beta and size.

CelebMix
09/26/2018
Rita Ora drops new single 'Let You Love Me'

Rita Ora continues to fire up the anticipation for her recently confirmed and long-awaited second studio album with the electrifying dance pop track 'Let You Love Me'. The single is taken from her upcoming sophomore album 'Phoenix' set to be released on November 23, 2018.

CelebMix
09/07/2018
Mahalia surprises with new single and EP announcement

After we recently dubbed her superstar potential as something to watch, Mahalia has surprised us with a brand new single coincidentally called 'Surprise Me'. As she continues to impress with her 21 st century seasoned nostalgic R and B sound, she opens up about the difficulties of a relationship and bares the pain of being let down by a partner and the unfortunate feeling of disappointment.

CelebMix
08/22/2018
Artist to watch: Mahalia - CelebMix - Entertainment

British born Mahalia Burkmar, who dropped her last name to create her stage name Mahalia, has the voice, soul and talent to carry herself to global success. The Leicester born rising R and B star is no stranger to the music industry as she wrote her first song at just eight years old and signed to major record label Atlantic Records at the age of thirteen.

CelebMix
08/17/2018
Rai-Elle returns with debut single 'KSB (Always On My Mind)' - CelebMix Music

Rai-Elle, the 17-year-old X Factor quarter finalist, rose to fame as she stole the hearts of viewers during last year's season. The songstress promised it wouldn't be the last we saw of her as she exited the show and she wasn't lying as the R&B rising star is back with her debut single 'KSB (Always On My Mind)'.

CelebMix
08/17/2018
Kiana Ledé is 'Selfless' as she drops new EP

Kiana Ledé, a superstar name backed by superstar talent; a name which you should remember. The multi-talented American singer, songwriter, actress and Pianist is deservingly one of Republic Records' hot rising stars as she releases her highly anticipated new 7 track EP 'Selfless'.

CelebMix
06/15/2018
Camila Cabello: 'Never Be The Same'- Tour Review

In her first solo headline London show on Tuesday (June 12), Camila Cabello shone like the brightest star in the pop universe as she owned the stage, captivated her audience and performed as if her life depended on it, proving she has what it takes to be a superstar.

CelebMix
05/04/2018
Exclusive: An interview with Ella Eyre and Banx & Ranx

Montreal's hottest production duo Banx & Ranx have teamed up with multi-platinum selling superstar Ella Eyre for their new Yxng Bane assisted Summer anthem 'Answerphone'. The song is destined for success and has already landed its way into the UK top 10 with their video racking up over 3 million views in just one month.

CelebMix
05/04/2018
Raye drops brand new EP called 'Side Tape'

One of London's hottest new artists, R & B singer/songwriter Raye, has dropped a brand new 6 track collaboration EP called 'Side Tape'. The budding songstress already has huge writing credits to her name after penning hits for artists such as Little Mix, John Legend and Charli XCX.

CelebMix
03/02/2018
Iggy Azalea drops angelic music video for 'Savior'

Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has finally released the visuals to the Quavo assisted track 'Savior' after teasing fans online this past week. Fans went online to share their excitement for the new video assisting Iggy's long awaited new music. This is the first single which Azalea has released since moving from her original label of Def Jam Recordings to Island Records.

CelebMix
02/28/2018
ALMA announces brand new mixtape and tour dates

Breakout Finnish popstar ALMA has announced the release of her new Mixtape 'Heavy Rule' and spring tour. Since creating a buzz with her first Ep released in 2016 she has released hit after hit and this mixtape is expected to follow in their footsteps

CelebMix
02/27/2018
Camila Cabello breaks another record with 'Havana'

Pop's new princess Camila Cabello has broken yet another record with sassy summer hit 'Havana'. Following in the footsteps of global mega stars such as Mariah Carey and Bruno Mars, Cabello's track featuring Young Thug is the first song by a female to top Billboard's Pop, Rhythmic and Adult Pop songs chart since 1996.

CelebMix
02/19/2018
Haim announce new UK and European tour dates

Haim have announced the second leg of their Sister Sister Sister tour which includes new dates for the UK and Europe. The trio set off on tour at the beginning of April in America and are set to perform the last show in Oslo at the end of June

CelebMix
02/19/2018
Khalid and Normani release sultry music video for 'Love Lies'

As if we didn't already love the song 'Love Lies' from Khalid and Normani they've now made us love it even more by pulling out all the stops and putting on a show stopping performance in their brand new mysteriously sexy music video.

Bromsgrove Standard
KSTAR Wrestling to make welcome return to Bromsgrove

WRESTLING fans will be in for a treat when KSTAR makes its return to Bromsgrove, writes Arun Mohammed. The high energy, thrill-seeking wrestling show will be at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, next Friday, November 17.

Bromsgrove Standard
Stoke Prior wood-burner site which allegedly 'belched smoke' is forced to stop operating

A STOKE Prior wood-burner site which allegedly 'belched smoke' into the area and emitted 'dangerous' fumes from chimneys has been forced to stop operating by Bromsgrove District Council, writes Arun Mohammed. Intall Fields Farm, where firewood supplier Flog-a-Log received backlash from neighbours earlier this year, has been forced to cease by April 26, 2018 in line with an Enforcement Notice first issued in October 2016.

Bromsgrove Standard
Frightful fun for all the family at Catshill First School's disco

PUPILS from Catshill First School and Nursery had a spooky time when they dressed up to dance on Halloween. The children put together their best costumes and painted on their scariest faces to attend a 'Spooky Disco'. Students and staff danced the day away as their favourite characters, from pirates to Ghostbusters, raising more than £300 for new outdoor play equipment.

Bromsgrove Standard
Night of Music and Poetry at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre in Hanbury

BOHEMIAN Voices presents a Night of Music and Poetry at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre in Hanbury on November 24, writes Arun Mohammed. Tickets are £27.50 which includes tickets to the show, welcome drinks and canapes on arrival along with a two course meal and coffee to finish (a range of gluten free and vegetarian options will be available).

The Fix
01/19/2017
8 People You Find At The Gym

No matter which gym you're heading to or what the purpose of going is, we all know we're going to bump into one or all of these people... Loud grunts, huge water containers, sponsored clothing, protein everything and going for it with 200% effort.

The Fix
02/04/2017
Why You Don't Need A Date This Valentine's Day...

by Arun Mohammed Single this V-Day? Don't sweat it. Here are five reasons why you don't need no man... 2017 is the year for independent wome n " All the women who are independent, throw your hands up at me" Who needs a guy when you've got yourself?

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