Nelly Maqdasi ends dilemma with Rotana
The big dispute that erupted between Lebanese singer Nelly Maqdasi and her production company Rotana has finally come to an end. The argument that erupted and almost led to a permanent breakup between the two parties was over the exclusive rights to air Nelly's latest music video "Ana Eih" (What Am I) solely on Rotana's satellite music channel.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, both sides decided to settle the matter peacefully and both agreed to one another's conditions. Nelly has decided to continue preparations for her upcoming album, which she hopes on releasing early next year.
Maqdasi has openly admitted to have taken part in pornographic films in the past. The singer revealed that she starred in a number of porn films in the United States of America and that she is not ashamed of the matter.
Nelly stressed that she played such roles not for money compensation, but rather due to the fact that she considers herself to have the talent of acting seductive roles and can make men desire her.
Nelly’s shocking announcement had created chaos in Egypt, where she is scheduled to hold a live concert during the summer season. People in Egypt have demanded that due to the singer’s history of acting in pornographic films, she should not have the privilege to sing in Egypt.
Maqdasi had recenlty announced that despite the similarities between her and Lebanese singer Diana Haddad, they are both very different singers and each has her own unique style and way of performing. Nelly admitted that it is an honor to be compared to such a well-known singer as Diana, who is characterized as one of the most prominent Arab singers, adding that she is very fascinated with her style and voice.
Nelly added that she is still at the beginning of her journey, and that she has a long way to go to be at the same level as Diana. Nelly also revealed that she is dreaming of acting in front of prominent Egyptian actors Omar El Sherif and Hussein Fahmi, for they symbolize the essence of the Egyptian cinema to her.
Maqdasi has gained fame over the years for her style of singing songs from the traditional Arab folklore and nomadic trends. Her songs are filled with meaning of ethical values and social values that have become distinct in some places. In her latest single "Hali Halo" (My Parents Refused), Nelly breaks all the barriers of traditional upbringing, refusing to be married the old fashioned way. - Albawaba.com