We had the good fortune of connecting with Ahmed Alamri (Mojomora) and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ahmed, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
Entrepreneurship changed for me once I decided that I wouldn’t give up on a venture until I’ve absolutely run that idea into the ground, I learned a whole lot more about what it takes to be an entrepreneur after I’ve failed so many different times. That’s really what a great entrepreneur does; fail gracefully. Failure has such a negative connotation nowadays, but it’s actually one of the most quantifiable piece of information you can learn about yourself and your business. You grow substantially when you fail hard.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’m the editor-in-chief of DARK Magazine, a small digital magazine blog that has interviewed celebrities, athletes, artists, influencers and Hollywood actors including recording artist Prekairo, Netflix star Jarry Lee, The Fault in Our Stars Actress Emily Peachey, influencer Lexy Panterra, X-Factor Finalist Joey Djia, Miss Universe Finalist Dora Rodriguez, Emmy nominated artist Nevrmind, and several others.
In 2019, I also joined a nonprofit intellectual property law firm specializing in legal services, education, and public policy advocacy for creators, entrepreneurs and internet users. After graduating from Law School (essentially left in limbo during the pandemic), I launched DARK entirely myself and I started interviewing my friends and creators I’ve met over the years.
With so much gossip news, cancel culture, and negative media thats always going on in the world, I thought it would be so different to launch a positive, simple, and humble digital magazine that dared to ask creators ‘Hey, how ya doin?’ during such a crappy time.
After we launched ‘COVERS’ (a shareable, digital magazine cover sized perfectly for your Instagram) people started really taking our brand seriously and in 10 months time we’ve featured/interviewed over 500 creators and grew our site subscribers to just over 70,000 subscribers.
DARK Magazine is one puzzle piece to the much larger brand: DARK. We are launching our merch line, podcast, YouTube channel, and Patreon this year.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Griffith Observatory is just one of those spots that you just can’t deny. It has become such a legendary location, whether its the bucket list of awesome films it’s been in or the breathtaking views, you never feel more in LA than when you’re looking at those hills and skyline from the Griffith Observatory. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Definitely my friends and family. When all is set and done, I can always rely on my friends and family. Whether I need an opinion on one of my video edits, designs, or ideas I can always count on my brutally honest family to be like “That’s trash.” You need people like that around you to keep you grounded!