Barada leaves squash behind to debut into the world of music
Being a sport's celebrity for more than 8 years, Egyptian former international squash champion Ahmad Brada could not stand being away from the scenes after his retirement and decided to enter the music world. Ahmad is currently preparing for the release of his first album "Lailet Hayat" (A Night Out of Life), which he will debut with in the very near future.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Ahmad recorded the album, which is composed of nine songs, in France. The songs are written by a number of poets like Sharif Taj, Hani Al Sagheer, Baha Al Din Mohammad, and Ahmad Ali Mousa; and were composed by Algerian composers. The new release also features a duet sung with a French singer.
Barada will film the main song of the album "Lailet Hayat" in the form of a music video to be launched with his album. Ahmad told the daily that he is hopefull and confident that his new release will prove to be a big success. He addedthat his new album is different from the typical albums out in the market, in terms of songs, words, compositions, and performance.
Brada had stayed in France for almost two years after his retirement from squash, and there started working on his debut album.
Late last year, Barada, performed a concert with Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoghbi in Qatar, after a two-year absence from the limelight following his retirement.
Ahmed Barada retired on August 2001 due to inability to recover from back injury after being stabbed twice in the back by a mystery assailant
Barada sought medical treatment in Germany and France. Barada, one of Egypt's best-known sports personalities, was attacked outside his home after returning from a party. He did not see his assailant who escaped and there has been no indication of the motive for the attack.
Barada was rushed to Al Salam hospital in Maadi where he underwent surgery for 45 minutes for two stab wounds, one 8 centimeters in length and 5 centimeters deep, the other 4 centimeters in length and 3 deep.- Albawaba.com
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