Hani Shaker despises Ruby
Prominent Egyptian singer Hani Shaker made a public announcement in Canada that “The music Egyptian singer Ruby and others of her kind present is not considered real art, but rather nonsense and against all Arab ethical standards.”
“Ruby’s music is a distraction that lacks meaning…. and merely a provocative way to attract and seduce people,” he added.
Hani made these remarks during the press conference he held at the end of his tour around the USA and Canada. This tour marks Hani’s return to Canada after a five year absence.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Hani stated that such cheap music has a short lifespan and will be quickly forgotten. These singers will never be recognized for their true talent, he continued.
Hani stressed that the popularity of such singers is spreading rapidly because their music videos are marketed on international channels to generate a quick profit.
Hani also asserted that singers like Haifa Wahbi insult women and ruin their image as mothers, sisters and wives.
Hani’s latest album has been released under ‘Rosanna Music Production Company,’ and not ‘Rotana,’ as rumors claimed.
Hani confirmed that he did not sign a contract with ‘Rotana,’ stating the company failed to make him an offer worthy of his accomplishments and talent as a singer. Hani expressed concern that the company is already "overcrowded with singers," and he would not have been given his due attention.
‘Rotana’ and ‘Alam El Phan’ were both eagerly trying to convince Hani for the rights to production; however Hani was not receptive to either company.
The singer broke his cooperation with ‘Alam El Phan’ because it failed to provide the right advertising campaign for his latest album, resulting in low record sales.
His new album features ten songs, including several romantic melodies.
Hani has decided to film a music video for the song "Urbi Leek" (My Closeness to You), and will use the clip, to be filmed between Alexandria and Beirut under the direction of Jameel Al Ghazi, to promote his new album.