Leila Antakly created Ninu Nina in 2008 when she began interviewing and featuring "creative influencers" with unique style and perceptions of the world.
Eventually it became an online platform, or as she prefers to refer it as " a blank slate with carefully curated content " including personal interviews, features, and events that she wanted to share with an international audience with similar taste.
Leila who is half Syrian half Colombian, began her career in communications as a film assistant at hbo and fashion assistant producing photo shoots at Vogue Italia in New York, working with the world's top photographers, stylists and designers.
She later got involved in independent film as a producer, worked on a campaign to save the chelsea hotel and was involved in fashion/nightlife event production. She holds a Master's Degree in Fashion and Design Management from Bocconi University in Milan and was running international agency, Wilhelmina Dubai for almost five years.
She is co- founder of YouGive, an online platform which features several charitable projects around the world hoping to raise awareness and inspire others to make an impact. She also travels the world with her handsome little pooch Mr. Coco Butt.