Nawal Al Zoughbi denies disputes with ‘Alam El Phan’
Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoughbi denies that she is facing problems with her production company ‘Alam El Phan’ and owner Muhsin Jaber. Nawal said Muhsin has complete trust in her and does not interfere with her choice of music or style.
Nawal also denied rumors that she is severely depressed over the timing of the release of her latest album, “Yama Alo’ (They Kept Saying), during the war between Israel and Lebanon. Instead, Nawal attributes her depression to the destruction of her country and the suffering of the Lebanese people.
Sources claim during the war Nawal pleaded with Muhsin to postpone the release of the album, but to no avail.
Recently, Nawal appeared as a guest on the first episode of the popular Egyptian television program “Al Bait Baitak” (The House is Your House) in its new Ramadan season, in which Lebanese television broadcaster Razan Moughrabi has joined the crew.
The program has been divided into three sections. The first is presented by the usual host journalist Mahmoud Saed and usually deals with political issues.
The second is presented by Razan and Abbas, and they discuss issues concerning men and women often featuring a guest expert. The final section features different artists and is presented by Tamer Amin and Muna Sharqawi.
Nawal kicked off the season by wishing everyone around the Arab world a happy Ramadan, praising Egypt and its people.
According to the London based Elaph, Nawal talked about her experience during the recent war between Lebanon and Israel and why she decided to remain in her country with her husband and children, despite the fact that she holds Canadian citizenship. The singer said that some artists decided to stay and others preferred to leave until conditions returned to normal, adding that it’s a personal matter and everyone acted in the way they felt was in their best interest.
She felt it was her duty as a Lebanese woman to remain in her country and help with relief efforts, said Nawal. As an artist, she wanted to set an example and send out a message to the world depicting the suffering of Lebanese people and how important it is to help rebuild Lebanon.
Nawal expressed her gratitude to Arab nations who made generous contributions to reconstructing Lebanon to make it the beautiful country it once was.