One night brings Hakim and James Brown together
The music industry is to witness the new duet, written by Hisham Abdul Rahim and composed by Mohammad Siraj, by Egyptian singer Hakim and American singer James Brown that blends Western and Eastern styles in one. After countless negotiations, Hakim had finally struck a deal with Brown and the two agreed on singing the duet under the title “Al Lail” (Night), which has finally been recorded.
According to the London based Elaph, the song has been filmed in the form of a video clip in Georgia in the US. The story of the clip is simple and basically revolves around two old friends playing chess and then they start to play soccer, then ends with a live concert that the two singers take part in.
Hakim is currently in the process of preparing for his first acting experience in the film “Ali Spicy”, which is a comedy drama. The singer will begin shooting the scenes in the very near future, after which he will go on a tour around the United States of America.
A Cairo civil court has recently witnessed the divorce of Hakim and his second wife, Jihan. A lawsuit was filed by Jihan accusing Hakim of beating her and marrying another woman in secrecy, a matter which made the court grant her all her legal rights. Hakim had failed to attend a previous hearing that was held and evidence was given regarding his misconduct, making the court rule against him. The court realized that a divorce should be granted to Jihan since her marital status with Hakim was close to non-existence.
Previously, a Cairo court verdict has sentenced Hakim to pay for his children’s yearly school tuition and a monthly child support and alimony of 5 thousand Egyptian pounds. The court order came after Marwa Ibrahim, Hakim’s first wife, filed a lawsuit demanding that the singer pay support for her and his children and stating that he has been escaping from paying one dime since their separation, and after a long cycle of fighting and lawsuits, Egyptian singer Hakim and Marwa had decided to call it a truce and drop all charges they had against one another. The couple felt that their ongoing disputes have negatively affected their two children and so decided the only solution was to drop charges putting an end to all the commotion.
Despite the fact that Marwa had agreed to drop the charges she had against Hakim, one lawsuit remained which she refused to overlook. Marwa felt that she could not go back on her previous decision for a divorce. Her mind was made up and she could not continue with Hakim under any circumstance.
Marwa made it clear to the court that she has never left her home or children and the fact was that Hakim has deserted her and their family to live with his second wife. She added that the singer does not even answer or return the calls made to him by his two children, in addition to his refusal to pay alimony and child support.
Hakim's wife filed for the divorce in November last year, following her husband's act of betrayal with his so-called second wife. Marwa expressed resentment to her husband's 'unbearable' acts, which started a year ago with his frequent absence from home. "He used to leave us behind with no money, he showed no attention or care to me or his two kids," explained Marwa. – Albawaba.com
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