Nancy Ajram to hold an exclusive performance for businessmen
Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram has headed off to Egypt where she is scheduled to hold a private concert at Sameer Amis exclusively for Egyptian and Lebanese businessmen. Nancy also revealed that she will take advantage of her stay in Egypt to complete the recording of the remaining songs for her upcoming album, which is scheduled to be out in early 2004.
According to the London based Elaph, Nancy stressed that her new album will surely be a best seller and is in many ways better than her first album “Ya Salam”, which was a big hit bringing in enormous profits and proving her success as a singer.
During the Eid El Fitr holiday (Muslim holiday after Ramadan), Ajram held a concert in one of the Arab countries that resulted in the most depressing moments of her life. During her performance, Nancy attempted to walk off the stage after realizing that her audience was not satisfied with her performance, and did not cheer her on.
Nancy wanted to leave the scene feeling extremely embarrassed being put in such a situation, but her business manager, Jiji Lamara, convinced her to continue singing not wanting to face any form of dispute with the sponsor of the concert.
After intensive negotiations were held between the music production company Rotana and Ajram for the joining of the singer to the company, a deal has finally been struck, which shocked everyone. Rotana’s offer to Nancy exceeded beyond everyone’s expectations by being higher than what most of the singers, who are already with Rotana and considered to be the heart of the music industry, receive.
It was revealed that the offer given to Nancy is for three million US dollars (equivalent to 20 million Egyptian pounds), and states that she must produce three different albums in the upcoming three years, which is the lifespan of the contract. Jiji Lamara, Nancy’s business manager, agreed to the offer immediately and advised Nancy to sign it once she is complete with her last album for her current production company Relax In.
On her part, Nancy denied receiving such an offer from Rotana saying that no agreement was reached between the two sides, not wanting to face any problems with her current production company since she is still tied to them and must produce one more album.
Ajram has won the Golden Lion Award by the Egyptian magazine "Huriyati" for the best Female Arab singer for the year 2003. Mohammad Nour El Din, chief editor of the magazine, personally presented Nancy with the award and stressed that she has deserved it through her hard work and her genuine talent to sing.
Nancy expressed her honor at receiving the award and stated that she is grateful to all Egyptians for making her path a successful one. After giving a word of thanks to the organizers of the event, Nancy stood on stage and performed a number of her popular songs that witnessed success in Egypt and the Arab world. –Albawaba.com