Ragheb Alama denies being banned from Tunisia
Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama denied recent circulating rumors that he has been banned from entering Tunisia after turning down an invitation to hold a special charity concert. The singer stressed added that his summer agenda includes holding several concerts in Tunisia once he completes his scheduled concerts in other Arab countries.
Rumors had it that high government officials in Tunisia released an order to forbid the entrance of Ragheb into Tunisia. Ragheb, who is currently on a tour around the Arab world to hold concerts in different countries, was scheduled to hold a private performance in Tunisia for a special charity event, but unfortunately had to turn it down due to his busy schedule.
The singer had received a special request from government officials to hold a charity concert, where the proceeds would go to helping different children’s organizations, but the singer turned the offer down due to his overloaded schedule. The singer’s refusal was what brought the government’s order to forbid him from entering the country unless he agrees to hold the charity concert.
Ragheb is known to hold many different charity events, especially ones that deal with children, and has in fact built a school for children as a way of showing his support to them. The singer was shocked with the Tunisian government’s order and did not understand why they were so hard on him despite his attempts to try and explain his stance on why he cannot hold the special concert. –Albawaba.com
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