The God Slot Friday 7 March 2014
The God Slot
In the early 1990s, Kristiane Backer became one of the very first presenters on MTV Europe. For years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following among viewers and becoming a darling of the European press. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Mick Jagger, Bono, Bob Geldof, Jim Kerr, Take That and Cat Stevens, Kristiane was catapulted to the forefront of popular culture. But then, all changed.
Through a fateful meeting with the famous cricketer Imran Khan, Kristiane travelled to Pakistan, where she encountered a completely different world to the one she knew: the religion and culture of Islam. She has written a book about her life and experiences, ‘From MTV to Mecca’, and, with regular Muslim contributor Fardus Sultan, she joins Eileen to talk about her life and the Islamic faith.
The God Slot - 7th March 2014
In the early 1990s, Kristiane Backer became one of the very first presenters on MTV Europe. Now, she talks to the God Slot about her new book 'From MTV to Mecca'.