Haifa Wahbi refuses stop being seductive
Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi has stressed that she is not willing to change her style in singing and performance despite the continuous criticism she has been receiving. Haifa said that the fact that many Arab satellite television stations have stopped airing her music videos due to the seductive dancing, does not affect her success in any way.
According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Haifa added that it is not her intention to be seductive, but rather this is how she performs and people have come to appreciate her style regardless of what some critics say. The success she has gained in such a short period of time is enough proof that her style of performance should not be tampered with, for that is what people want.
In a personal interview, the singer admitted that luck has played a huge role in her success throughout her career, whether as a model or as a singer. Opportunities have always seemed to find their way to her without any real efforts on her part. Haifa added that she should not be criticized for her dancing in her videos due to the fact that most singers’ males and females have acquired this method in all their songs.
Wahbi also revealed that she is currently undergoing extensive singing lessons to improve her voice and her performance. The singer is also practicing on her performance style saying she feels that it is the wisest decision she made since she took on singing.
Haifa admits that she can not be compared to other singers for she considers herself a performer and not a professional. But she felt that since she came this far in her singing career, she must undergo training for improving herself to better compete with other singers.
In light of her success as a new age singer, Wahbi has expressed that her talents not only lie in modeling or singing, but also in being a successful jeweler. Haifa revealed that aside from her singing career, she is also a Gemologist and an expert in the trade of jewelery, and has done many research on precious stones.
Haifa also noted that she is very much into reading and writing poetry. She has read many poems by some of the most prominent poets of the Arab world, and has the tendency to isolate herself to write her own.
Haifa is also working on releasing a new album which she says will surprise her fans in ways they never imagined possible. She admitted that she had not put in all her efforts in her first album for she was saving all her talents for her upcoming release. She added that her upcoming album is surely to create a shock to all her fans for they will see her in a way they never had before.
The singer had also said that she is hoping on shooting two more songs from her first album in the form of a music video before shooting any of the songs from the new one. - Albawaba.com