Nawal Al Zoughbi denies being banned from entering Kuwait
Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoughbi has denied recent circulating rumors that she has been prohibited from entering Kuwait and holding any concerts due to her past visit to Iraq two years ago during the reign of the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. Nawal stressed that her performance in Iraq was for a charity event where all the proceeds went to help sick children.
According to the Egyptian weekly, Al Nogoom, Nawal added that she did not receive any warning from Kuwaiti officials banning her from entering the country and holding concerts there. She noted that the rumors hold no truth to them and are just an attempt to create chaos.
Nawal has just completed shooting a new television commercial for the International Soft Drink Company Pepsi. in the new commercial Nawal advertises the drink Diet Pepsi, one of the company’s main sodas.
Nawal had returned to be part of Pepsi's advertising campaign in the Middle East, which has been launched from Lebanon. The campaign she began was under the title of "Khalik Adha" (Be up to the Challenge), and is part of the company's series of promotional campaigns for the entire world. Nawal shot a new commercial for Pepsi right after the release of her previous album.
The singer has revealed in a personal phone interview that she has broken her contract with her production company Alam El Phan despite the fact that according to the contract she must submit one more album.
Nawal refused to give the details behind the breakup stressing that the matter was settled peacefully with the consent of both parties. The singer did reveal that she is against Alam El Phan's policy of broadcasting the work of its singers on specified channels only, mainly ones owned by them.
Nawal added that she has not signed any contract with another production company even though she has received many offers. She noted that she will not think about the matter at the current time and will focus on making her new album, and once it is ready she will seek a good company to produce it. -Albawaba.com
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