Hamza Yassin Biography – Hamza Yassin Wiki
Hamza Yassin is a Sudanese-born Scottish wildlife cameraman and presenter. He is one of the presenters of BBC’s Animal Park and a guest presenter on BBC’s Countryfile where he shares his vast knowledge and camera skills. He is well known to younger viewers under the guise of Ranger Hamza, presenting CBeebies live-action show Let’s Go For A Walk and new series Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest later this month.
Hamza moved to the Scottish Highlands when he was younger to follow his dream of filming Scottish wildlife and becoming a wildlife cameraman. He has lived there ever since and recently fronted Channel 4 documentary Scotland: My Life in the Wild and Scotland: Escape to the Wilderness, in which he guided celebrity companions on journeys through western and eastern Scotland and the Highlands.
Born in Sudan, Hamza Yassin’s parents brought the family to the UK from Sudan when he was eight. He always loved animals and despite being severely dyslexic, earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Zoology with Conservation from Bagnor University.
“I wanted to be the next Sir David Attenborough. Or Steve Irwin. And if I couldn’t be those two guys, what’s the next best thing? The person filming them. I’d still be there with the animals, telling conservation stories to the world.”
Most wildlife filmmakers start off as researchers in Bristol, where the BBC’s natural history unit is based. Yassin didn’t think anyone would want a dyslexic researcher. He had a degree but his showreel wasn’t good enough for this competitive profession. At the age of 21, he drove his cameras up to Ardnamurchan to kick off his career his own way.
Hamza lives on the beautiful Ardnamurchan peninsula, where he’s the only black person. “I’m the only black person on the whole peninsula and most of the west coast. Even people in neighbouring islandislands know who I am. I’ll go over to Mull or Muck and people will say, ‘Hey Hamza, how you doing?’”
In July 2022, Yassin earned a Masters Degree (MSc.) in Biological Imaging and Photography from Bagnor University. He took to social media to celebrate his Masters Honours Degree. He wrote: “Never in a million years did I think I would be accepting this Masters Honours Degree from @bangor_university. Following in the footsteps of countless amazing people including one of the people I look up to the most: Sir David Attenborough Who also received this award.
“Let me start off by saying how grateful I am, and I want to thank everyone at Bangor University, especially my lecturers, my professors, my colleagues, and finally my parents.
“I will always treasure my time here in this University. I learned so much from all my lectures, practicals, and all the wonderful trips that we did. I couldn’t wait to see what each module brought and what new information I was going to learn about the natural world.”
Hamza Yassin Strictly Come Dancing 2022
Wildlife cameraman and Countryfile presenter Hamza Yassin is the 13th contestant to join the line-up for the 20th series of Strictly Come Dancing. He joins Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Ellie Simmonds, Tyler West, Matt Goss, Ellie Taylor, Molly Rainford, Tony Adams and Fleur East in our line-up for 2022.
Announcing his participation, Yassin said: “Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show. I’ve been watching it for years and I can’t believe I’ll actually be there dancing live in front of the British public. My dance skills are currently at the level of 1970s disco vibe but I’m ready to work hard and will be shaking it every time I get the chance – shake it ’til you make it!”
Hamza Yassin Age
He was born Hamza Ahmed Yassin on 22 February 1990, in Sudan.
Hamza Yassin Parents
Yassin’s parents brought the family to the United Kingdom from Sudan when he was eight. Hamza visited Kilchoan, in the Ardnamurchan peninsula, on holiday and on his return home to Northampton, he spent one week persuading his parents why he should move to the Scottish Highlands . Hamza’s parents were worried and rightly so. After he moved to the Scottish Highlands to follow his dream of becoming a wildlife cameraman at the age of 21, Hamza lived in his estate car for the first 11 months, washed his clothes at the community centre and used the toilets at the jetty.
Hamza Yassin Wife
Is Hamza Yassin married? He doesn’t have a wife.
Hamza Yassin Net Worth
Hamza Yassin’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Hamza Yassin Hair
Is Hamza Yassin hair real? He has hair that reaches down to the back of his calves. The hair real.
Hamza Yassin Height
Yassin stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (172.72 cm).
Hamza Yassin Nationality
Yassin is of Sudanese-British nationality.
Hamza Yassin Ethnicity
Hamza Yassin is of African ethnicity. As a black person, Yassin has been discriminated based on his race. In June 2020, Yassin took to Twitter to call for change following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He wrote:
“As a young black man, I have been through my fair share of racism throughout my life, and have overcome it. But things have to change, we have to educate each other.
“As a great lady once said, “ There is only one race in this world, the human race.” – Jane Elliott. We need to look after each other regardless of ethnicity, gender or religious belief. Love Hamza. Xx”
Is Ranger Hamza a Rastafarian?
With his bouncing dreadlocks, Ranger Hamza is viewed as a rastafarian.
Hamza Yassin Instagram
Hamza Yassin’ Instagram is @hamzayassin90.