Nancy Ajram makes a run for recognition
Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram has announced that she will be standing in front of the Musical and Singing Committee that belongs to the Egyptian television and radio station in order to undergo a singing examination. The singer revealed that she will test her talent to sing in front of the committee in order to be a certified singer in Egypt if she passes.
The odd aspect of the matter is that many have advised Nancy not to undergo the test, due to the fact that the committee will surely give her a failing mark, reported the Egyptian based daily, Al Gomhourya. Nancy stressed that she is confident that her capability to sing and her talent will surely make the committee give her a passing mark.
On a different note, Nancy has also revealed that she will take part in the Lebanese Marathon “Run Run Beirut” organized by the Beirut Marathon Association, alongside Lebanese singers Haifa Wahbi, Yuro Mrakadi, Milhim Zein, and others. The big event is to witness the participation of thousands of people from around the world, and is noted to be the largest Marathon to ever take place in Lebanon and all of the Middle East.
The big surprise of the event is an operetta “Ilhaqni Ilhaqni” (Follow Me Follow Me) to be performed by all the singers. The singers will sing the song while they are wearing athletic wear to show their support to the marathon, which proceeds are to go to a number of different charitable institutions.
Recently, Egyptian female parliament members had joined hands with Islamist members and ordered that a new law be formed to ban the airing of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram’s music videos on all local and satellite Egyptian channels. The members also called for the banning of any music video that displays women dancing with barely any clothes as an attempt to seduce and attract viewers.
The women in parliament feel that these types of music videos are a negative influence on viewers especially the young males. It was also suggested that a restriction be placed on the production of music videos making sure that what is being produced is appropriate for the Arab audience. It was added that numerous complaints from women and men were sent to parliament demanding that immediate action be taken with regards to the extent that some music videos have gone.
Female parliament members also noted that these types of videos that only strive to arouse audience sexually loose the true value of art and music. They added that numerous family disputes have occurred due to these clips, which have caused for jealousy to appear on women due to their husbands’ concentration on the women dancing in them.
Previously it was rumored that an official request by the Egyptian Parliament had been released demanding the ban of Ajram’s songs. The Parliament has ordered that all satellite and local TV stations stop the airing of Nancy’s songs, especially “Akhasmak Aah” (I’ll Upset You Yes), due to the nature of its content and the manner in which the music video is shot.
Nancy admits that her popularity came after she released the hit single “Akhasmak Aah”, and that it caught the eyes of viewers for the fact that she underwent many daring and seducing moves. But Nancy added that looks were not the only factor that made her and the song a success, and that if she did not possess a talent for singing, album sales would not be so high.
Nancy added that her appearance in the video clips does not necessarily reflect her as a person. She admits that the way she looked in the clips was a result of the producer’s wishes. The singer also stressed that she did not undergo numerous plastic surgeries and in fact had only one done. –Albawaba.com
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