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Nell attended Sayfol International School and Feltham Community College. He has been close friends with athlete Mo Farah since they were children and they would go to mosque together in Feltham every week. Nell and his two siblings attended the same school as Farah.
In 2000, Nell was spotted by Nike executives while displaying his tricks in a Nike promotion at Wembley Stadium, which attracted over 30,000 contestants. Since the age of 17, Nell has had a career as a professional football freestyler, as well as offering motivational performer and skills and coaching workshops.
Nell has performed at corporate events, promotional events, product launches and interactive live spectator events. He has appeared and choreographed numerous media campaigns, feature films, music videos and live performances on behalf of major sponsors and brands. As a football choreographer, he has worked with the creative team to assist in developing story boards and concepts concentratating on delivering realism and authenticity. He has worked alongside footballers including Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Robinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. His shows are renowned for interaction and ability to captivate audience providing a good platform to communicate a corporate message or new product. His reputation as a showcase entertainer has become the freestyle of choice for major sponsors, brands, promotions and high profile events.
In 2005, Nell performed all the stunt for the film Goal!. In 2007, he appeared in the music video for Timbaland's "The Way I Are". In 2008, he doubled for Adam Sandler in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. He has also appeared as the Honey Monster in Sugar Puffs adverts. In November 2013, he performed at the Global Peace and Unity Event in London organised by Islam Channel.
Nell supports the nationwide No Messin' campaign with Network Rail, warning youngsters against playing on railway lines, along with footballer Stuart Downing and boxer Amir Khan.
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