Nancy Ajram reaches top of the music charts
Once again Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram was able to reach the top of most music charts with her latest song “Ah Wi Nus”. The new song has been witnessing great success and popularity as is the case with all her previous song. Ajram has released a video clip for the main song of the album direction of Lebanese director Nadine Labky.
In the clip, Nancy plays the role of a simple Egyptian village girl who amuses her townspeople by dancing and singing to them. The singer also appears in some of the scenes washing cloths with her bare hands to signify her simple life.
Nancy's new album, which features 11 new songs, is as described “exceptional work” by her business manager, Jiji Lamara. Many famous composers and poets participated in the album like Tark Abu Joudeh, Mohammed Raheem, Tarek Madkoor, and others.
Ajram has repeatedly refused to accept any offer to act; stressing that her singing career is the focus at the time, but despite this previous decision, Nancy revealed that she has initially accepted an acting job. The singer has agreed to take part in a new show to be aired next Ramadan (Muslim fasting month) on one condition that she receives a wage of three million Egyptian pounds.
Nancy’s condition shocked the Egyptian broadcasting network, which offered Nancy the role, and they had immediately turned it down. It was revealed that a producer decided to sponsor the show, which is like a game show, in order to have the network reconsider turning Nancy down.
Recently, Ajram has turned down an offer for one million dollars to act in a television commercial for one of the food production companies. Nancy’s refusal for the offer comes from the fact that she refuses to accept any offer that does not relate to singing, stressing that she wants to focus her efforts on her music career only.
Nancy had also refused several offers to star in different films for the same reasons. Nancy added that she is postponing the idea of acting in Egyptian films for another two years, or until she is certain she has mastered the Egyptian accent.
Ajram was held as one of the main highlights of the Egyptian Spring Festival Sham Al Nasim, which was sponsored by the Egyptian television network. During the event, a request by an Egyptian parliament member was sent to the Minister of Information to prohibit Egyptian television from airing and sponsoring such events and singers like Nancy, with the justification that Egypt needs to give support to the Iraqi people at the current time and not sponsor such entertaining events.
The argument of the parliament member was that it is very inconsiderate and inappropriate for Egyptian television to preoccupy people with foolish entertainment by singers like Nancy at a time when Iraqi people are suffering at the hands of the American invaders and bloodshed is seen by the hour. It was added that instead of dedicating efforts on covering events in Iraq, Egyptian television is wasting its time broadcasting concerts and foolish nonsense. –Albawaba.com
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