Al Maadheed launches BQ Plus
31 Jul 2017 - 3:43
Art and journalism came together on July 23 during the launch of Qatar’s only homegrown English language lifestyle magazine BQ Plus’ (July-August) issue, at the hands of celebrated Qatari artist Ahmed Al Maadheed of the Tamim Al Majd unity icon fame.
This ubiquitous mural or unity icon of Qatar has catapulted its creator, Ahmed, to the heights of instant fame, and in keeping with its dynamic editorial policy, BQ Plus was quick to do an exclusive interview for the magazine.
In this interview the talented young artist talks about his art, motivation, lifestyle and interests. Featured prominently on the magazine’s cover, Ahmed was the cynosure of all eyes at the event, held at the head office of Gulf Star Group, publisher of BQ Plus and its sister business publication, BQ Business Magazine.
The launch celebrations included an unveiling of the BQ Plus publicity hoarding and the latest magazine by Ahmed. This was followed by cutting of the BQ Plus special cake, featuring the latest magazine cover, by Khaled Al Hammadi, Naveed, Ahmed, Mohammed Mansour Rashid Al Khater and Khalid Mubarak Al Buainain.
Al Khater, Gulf Star Group’s Chairman, presented a commemorative plaque to Ahmed, commending him for giving the world Tamim Al Majd.
“Tamim Al Majd and Ahmed Al Maadheed are the most talked about in Qatar at the moment. The latest BQ Plus is also being launched just days after Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s address to the nation, commending the people’s unity and support, so we are truly eager to satiate the curiosity of our valued readers through this published interview. We are also proud of the fact that this talented young artist has chosen BQ Plus for his first exclusive interview,” said AK Vijay, Editor-in-Chief of BQ Magazines.