Haifa Wahbi sings for a cause
Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi is dedicating her time entirely on her new music video, which she will begin filming under the direction of Saeed Al Marouq. Haifa stressed that she wants the new clip to hold a true message that matches the theme of the song “Bidi Eish” (I Want to Live), which is also the title of her latest album.
According to the London based daily, Dar Al Hayat, Haifa revealed that she wants to make a clip that holds a true message after making several in the past that relied mainly on her outer appearance and her femininity. The main message Haifa wants to send across to her audience is that her music is not shallow and holds real meaning and her presence in a music video does not always aim at seduction. She added that the song tells the story of a woman repressed who seeks ways of breaking free to live her life to the fullest.
Wahbi has announced that she is innocent of all recent allegations made by some Egyptian newspapers that she had publicly insulted Egyptians on the Lebanese Broadcasting Company (LBC) popular program “For Those Who Dare Only”. Haifa stressed that the rumors are complete lies and she pleaded to the head of the Egyptian Musician Association, who after watching the episode agreed that the singer did not insult Egyptians in any way.
Haifa revealed that during the episode she said what had to be said without crossing the line of appropriateness, but some individuals had twisted her comments to create some commotion to create disputes between her and the Egyptian media, and thankfully they were proven wrong.
Recently, the Egyptian daily newspaper Al Wafid demanded the banning of Haifa from Egypt claiming that she had publicly insulted Egypt and its people. The paper called on the head of the Egyptian Musician Association, Hassan Abu Al So’oud, to take a stance against the singer and work on forbidding her from entering the country, as is the case with many Egyptian singers who are banned from Lebanon for unknown reasons.
The paper stressed there are legitimate reasons for forbidding Haifa, which is insulting Egypt, and she should not be given a permit by the association to hold any performances on Egyptian soil. Haifa’s remarks on the show had caused an outrage to breakout in Egypt.