Haifa Wahbi between Cairo and Damascus
Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi was recently in Cairo to record some of the songs for her upcoming album, which is scheduled to be released in the near future. The singer also held work sessions with a number of poets and composers.
According to the London based Elaph, currently the singer is Syria, where she will be holding a grand performance. After her Syria stop, the Haifa will begin a tour around the Arab world that will take her to Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, and Egypt.
Haifa's fans around the Arab world and abroad are anxiously awaiting the release of her upcoming music video for the song "Al Wawa" (The Booboo), which is expected to give rise to criticism.
Wahbi announced that she will not return to her former production company ‘Rotana,’ and that she will instead finance the production of her upcoming album.
The singer explained that she wants to try something new away from the guidelines of production companies.
Haifa added that her current situation, with her rising popularity, does not allow for her music to be the property of one single company that forces exclusivity. She stated that she intends on distributing her music to a variety of music channels.
Although, the release of Haifa’s upcoming album will be postponed due to her first leading role in a major motion picture.
Lebanese director Randa Alshihal revealed that Haifa plays the role of a fight club owner who becomes involved with a French boxer named Ibrahim Saloum, of Arab origin. She gets drawn into a scheme crafted by the boxer and his friends to kidnap three of Ibrahim’s rivals.
The film, produced by Tunisian Tareq Bin Amar features a number of musical and dance performances. The director is currently negotiating with American star Harvey Kettle to possibly join the cast.
Filming of the scenes is scheduled to begin in April on location in Tunisia.