Milhim Barakat unimpressed with Haifa Wahbi
Prominent Lebanese singer/composer Milhim Barakat has held a press conference upon his arrival in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Qatar, where he took part in the Sixth Annual Doha Music Festival. Milhim’s performance marks his first at the festival and he sang alongside Abadi Al Juhar and Fadel Shaker.
According to the London based Elaph, Milhim had threatened to withdrawal from the festival upon his arrival when he realized that his photo on the advertisement banners is very small considering it an insult to his image. Milhim stressed that it is unjust for a prominent singer’s photo to be the same size as one who is just a beginner.
Milhim expressed his disappointment towards most production companies stressing that they do not respect the value of a true artist and their aims are based on making profits. He added that companies are trying to make singers out of anyone like models just to make more.
The singer revealed that he does not find any appreciation in the new trend of singers whose songs hold no meaning. He added that true there may be people who like Haifa Wahbi, but not everyone likes her, stressing that there are certain principals in the music industry that do not change and that everything has an end.