The Malta Independent 24 June 2019, Monday

No MTA funding for last Nas Daily video, but authority will help in other ways

Giulia Magri Thursday, 3 January 2019, 09:27 Last update: about 7 months ago

Nuseir Yassin, known as international blogger Nas from the Facebook page Nas Daily, will not be receiving any funds from the Malta Tourism Authority for his event on Saturday. The MTA, however, will be assisting him in logistical terms.

This newspaper asked The Malta Tourism Authority whether it will be covering any costs or expenses for the Nas Daily event being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. The event, which is free of charge, will be Nas Daily’s last event as a video blogger and social media influencer.

ADVERTISEMENT

MTA told this newsroom that Nusseir Yassin will not be receiving any payments from MTA; however it is helping out in the setting up of the event. MTA will be using an already existing set up that was erected by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for an event the following day, and that they will be adding vision/audio elements.

MTA also pointed out that the event will generate “extensive exposure” for Malta, with Nas having more than 10 million social media followers, and those followers will be joining Nas and his girlfriend, Alyne Tamir for the event. The event will be held on day 1,000, which is the last day of Nuseir’s daily journey of making one-minute videos.  In the event description, Nas said that “we’re gonna have an orchestra, a meet and greet, speeches, fun, music and one, giant, beautiful concert hall.”’

Meanwhile, the couple experienced problems with airport security officials at Barcelona airport in Spain when they missed their flight to Malta on New Year’s Eve. In a blog post, Alyne Tamir gave a descriptive account of what happened at the airport and the argument with the security officials

She described how an argument with security officials ended with herself and Nas being handcuffed by security, missing their flight and having to spend NYE at an airport hotel rather than in Malta. She explained in great detail that the argument began when there was a problem with their flight tickets, which led to security officials begin rude and violent towards both Nuseir and Alyne. She said she was “pushed, grabbed at, handcuffed, and shoved to the ground” by both a young male and older female ‘security guards’ and that a security guard had grabbed her breast and kept harassing both of them physically and verbally.

Nuseir and Alyne arrived in Malta Tuesday morning and in an Instagram video clip Nas said how happy he was to be in Malta at last, a country he considers his second home.

 

  • don't miss