As a result of the national pandemic and mandatory quarantines, people have been turning to their phones and leaning on social media as a means to stay connected now more than ever. Through it all, Instagram influencer Mostafa Amir Modak, is still able to consistently connect to each and every one of his 100,000 followers and counting. “I’m glad I can improve someone’s day with my content.” Mostafa says smiling. Mostafa continues to dominate his online presence entertaining users everywhere with his lifestyle content through this difficult time.
Instagram users also grew fond of Mostafa when he began to receive shout outs from designer fashion resale companies and fashion pages which then expanded his reach to a whole new audience of social media users. His road to over 100,000 followers and counting didn’t stop there, people were drawn to his account when he began to display ties to streetwear fashion clothing line, Sniper Gang and to celebrities, specifically American rapper Kodak Black known for his music and bad boy persona.
Although born in Patterson,New Jersey, Mostafa got to experience his childhood in Cairo, Egypt and faced difficulties as a child. His rough upbringing landed him in military school in South Jersey where he obtained his GED and enrolled into the marines. “I’ve had my fair share of challenges. Everyone faces them. It’s about what you do after you’re faced with adversity that defines who you are and what you can do. It was tough to get where I’m at,” he says “I had to crawl before I learned to walk.”
But even with his rocky beginning, Mostafa uses his experiences to his advantage and is able to relate to his audience through his hardships. “You gotta go against all odds to boss your life up. That’s what really helped me become the man I wanted to be”. When asked about his goals as an influencer he lets me know that he wants to go further than simply entertaining people through social media. “I want to encourage people to get up and reach their goals everytime they scroll across their timeline”. He is doing just that as almost every one of his posts is left with a comment from an inspired follower.
“Anyone can make it as an influencer. You just have to keep it simple, stay humble and promote yourself as a brand as much as possible.” he says pondering, “I would say also having good connections is really important as well. You’re only as good as you network. Your network can really take you to that next level.” He has also worked with other Instagram influencers such as Krysten Ritter, Hasan Johnson and Francesca Fargo and many more. “I’m definitely open to more collaborations.” he says enthusiastically.
Already notarized on instagram, he has plans to be very successful and grow his brand, “My next step would definitely be getting verified on instagram and will continue to establish relationships and partnerships with companies and brands I believe in, starting sponsorships and advertisements to my following”. Mostafa shows no signs of slowing down as of yet and his followers are made sure of it.
When Mostafa first created his Instagram he didn’t think his social media would have the amount of impact he has on his users. Mostafa has big plans for his future and his followers, keeping them inspired and hitting that like button. As his reach continues to grow, he continues to be an inspiration for his followers. “ “I use my platform as an outlet for creativity. I showcase my life, my trials and tribulations and people feel it. I think it is great that I have influence through this platform to affect people all over the world.” Mostafa has achieved his influential social media presence by attracting followers that were drawn to his style and comedic captions.