Nawal Al Zoughbi speaks out against allegations
Year after year and before a new release to be precise, Lebanese singer Nawal Al Zoughbi is faced with a devastating rumor usually targeting her family life. One year, a rumor about her only daughter Tia circulated all over tabloids, and last year a rumor about the health condition of her twin boys spread all over newspapers and magazines, causing the singer to go into a depression wondering why people would attack her innocent children.
According to the London based Elaph, this year the rumor that began circulating targeted the marital status of Nawal and her husband and that the two were facing many problems and are heading towards a divorce. In a personal interview with Nawal's business manager, her husband Elli Deeb, he assured that none of the rumors hold any truth to them and that he and his wife are on excellent terms.
Elli noted that these kinds of rumors keep haunting his wife before every release and they are just a failed attempt to bring her down. He added that the reason behind the delay of Nawal's release is that the recording and production procedures are not complete and some final touches need to be made.
Elli stressed that he has not taken on the responsibility of supporting any new singer and that his dedication is for his wife alone. It was also revealed that once Nawal is complete with work on her new album she will venture on choosing a song to film in the form of a video clip to release.
It was rumored that family disputes had exploded between Nawal and her husband over his new commitment to the career of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. Nawal had become furious with her husband over his insistency on supporting the career of Nancy and has in turn threatened him to quit her career as a singer and immigrate to Canada with her children.
It was added that Elli denied the existence of any dispute and stated that him and his wife have an understanding and that his work does not interfere with their private life, and that he is currently supporting Nancy’s career because of the fact that she is still a beginner and needs all the help she can get, where as his wife has already made a name for herself among the most prominent singers in the Arab world.
Nawal revealed that her new album features ten songs sung in the Lebanese, Egyptian and Khaliji (Gulf) style. The singer has gone back to the classical genre mixing in a touch of traditional Lebanese Tarab. Nawal plans on shooting three songs in the form of a music video in which two are to be filmed in Turkey under the direction of Said Marouq, and the third song, which tells a drama story, under the direction of Salim Turk. –Albawaba.com
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