Nawal Al Zoughbi in Cairo
Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoughbi is currently in Cairo, where she is scheduled to hold a grand performance at the Samir Amis hotel. Nawal will take advantage of her stay in Egypt to record a new song to include in her upcoming album, marking the tenth song.
According to the London based Elaph, Nawal will be holding her New years concert in the UAE at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The concert will be filmed live and aired the Arab satellite channel ‘Infinity.’
On a different note, Nawal is refusing to participate in any music awards festivals due to the ‘dishonest manner’ in which winners are chosen. Nawal refused to accept the ‘Music Award Trophy,’ despite the eagerness of most singers to receive such an award.
Nawal explained that she has taken this stance against music awards festivals after her experience with the ‘Video Clip Awards Festival.’ She said that she was nominated for best female Arab singer, and when certain circumstances forbade her from attending the ceremony, the officials gave her award to Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi instead.
The singer stated that she has lost trust in any awards festivals because there is no real criterion for choosing the winners, and that “officials select the winners based on convenience and popularity.”