Najla most nauseating singer in 2004
The satellite music channel Mazzika had recently underwent a poll for the most nauseating and irritating clips according to viewers during the year 2004 resulting in a victory for Tunisian singer/dancer Najla, who won first place for her video clip “Hatlub Eidak Bukra” (I’m going to ask for your hand tomorrow) or more known as the Horse song.
The song was attacked by severe criticism for the style of the video clip, which was basically a mere sex clip with the singer attempting to arouse the horse. The poet, who wrote the song, had expressed his regrets for giving Najla the song to sing stressing that he wants his named removed from the clip and does not want to have anything to do with such a singer. The head of the Musician association Hassan Abu Al Sou’od, who had composed the song for Najla, also expressed his deep regrets for working with such a singer, who goes against all Arab ethics and values.
Najla had recently took a short vacation from Egypt and visited to her homeland Tunisia, but was shocked upon her return that Cairo airport security forbade her from entering the country. The news of Najla’s banning from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Egypt was a rumor at first, but was validated when an Egyptian newspaper revealed that the singer was held at the airport for 12 hours endlessly trying all means to get permission to enter Egypt.
None of the singer’s contacts in Egypt were able to help her out and give her passage way into the country. It was revealed that the decision of Najla’s banning was made to please a number of extreme parliament members that had attacked the manner of Najla’s method in filming her video clips, especially the extremely seductive one of the horse.
Najla is to be taken as an example for all seductive singers and in many ways is a warning against female singers who film seductive music videos that go against all Arab and Muslim social and traditional standards.