Thirty-one-year-old Ahmed (not his real name) joined Al-Shabaab because he needed an income. It was a decision, he says, he will forever regret.
Khadar Ibrahim Keyow started singing at the tender age of 13 and became a household name in Somalia over the ensuing six years. His passion for music started in his childhood. Now 19, Khadar says he derived his inspiration from the veteran Somali musician Mohamed Saleeban Tubeec.