With the dawn of the modern smart phone age, people spend most of their free time gazing at their mobile phones. Out of all the apps that feed you with that dopamine hit which makes you feel good, Facebook is the leader, or to describe in different terms “cocaine” of the social media world. And where there is drugs there is trouble. Teenagers, adults and even companies alike get into trouble in social media platforms due to various reasons. This is where Hamza comes in and does his magic.
We asked Hamza on how he got started, and about his journey so far. This is what he had to say,
“I don’t have a degree in Digital Media Marketing. But I have gained valuable experience by working in the trenches and paying my dues in this space. I keenly observe the trends and patterns that is going on in social media every day, every second. Some people see me as a “guru” in the social media domain, but I don’t consider myself an expert, I still have a lot to learn. It is an industry that is changing every day. For an example if you want to master every aspect of Facebook it will take you the same time as doing an degree which is 4 or 5 years.”
According to Hamza another thing he observed is, most problems that can be rectified very easily by analyzing in a methodical manner is made into a travesty by people who does not put the effort and time to study the problem.
Hamza is a millennial, born in 1991 in Gampola, he started his career in 2010 by managing the Facebook pages of several Sri Lankan celebrities. Currently he is the go to guy trusted by many celebrities such as Sanath Jayasooriya, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Kusal Janith and the list keeps on growing. Hamza also worked in the social media department in the presidential media unit under His excellency president Maithreepala Sirisena. He is also working with many brands and corporations. But he is well known and loved among the general public as the creator and admin of the Facebook page “Bro”. His relentless dedication and attitude have made him the lading social media strategist in Sri Lanka.
As person of Islamic faith Hamza Hanifa is a prime example of and a shining beacon of light for youngsters that bitterness, fanatism can be left behind. We like to wish him great success.