Nancy Ajram refuses to live in Egypt
Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram has announced that she will not look for residence in Egypt despite her extensive activity in the country. The singer stressed that she does not think of moving from her home in Lebanon where she is surrounded by her family and friends.
According to the Saudi daily Al Watan, the singer revealed that she is in debt to Egypt for helping her rise to stardom and that she is scheduled to hold a number of performances in Sharm El Sheikh and other places around the country. Nancy also revealed that she has received a number of offers from film producers to star in different movies, but stressed that she leaves the matter to her business manager Jiji Lamara to decide on the issue. With regards to acting Jiji stressed that the time has not come for Nancy to begin acting and is better off concentrating on her singing career at the moment.
Ajram recently received a special request to be the guest on the Qatari satellite television channel Al Jazeera on the political show “Al Itijah Al Muakis” (The Other Side). The host of the show has invited the singer to be on his show to discuss with her the recent commotion her song “Akhasmak Aah” (I’ll Upset You) has caused throughout the Arab world.
It was added that Lamara has announced that the singer was never banned in Egypt by the Egyptian parliament and that her songs are being aired on a daily basis on different Egyptian television stations.
Ajram, who has reached stardom around the Arab world, revealed that she had put a lot of effort into herself to be a successful singer. The singer denied that her looks, seductive moves, or her revealing cloths are what made her reach the top. Nancy stressed that ever since she was a little girl she has been studying music and had in fact learned to play a number of musical instruments.
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.
Nancy said that her songs were never banned in Egypt and that the news was a false rumor. It was added that on July 4, 2003 Nancy held a live concert at the Alexandria song festival. 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. –Albawaba.com