Ragheb Alama denies insulting Sudanese women
Lebanese singer Ragheb has strongly denied most recent rumors that had publicly insulted Sudanese women by referring to them as the ugliest in the world. The singer had answered back to the rumors through his office stressing that he was shocked when he heard the news and would never make such remarks about anyone.
The singer added that the rumors are cheap attempts by low life people who just want to create problems between him and his fans. Ragheb noted that he views all his fans equally and treats them with the utmost respect. He added that every Arab females are his sisters and he would never call anyone ugly or disgrace them in such an insensitive way.
Rumors had it that Alama sparked extreme anger among Sudanese people especially females with his latest public comments about his opinion of Sudanese women. During an interview on one of the Arab satellite channels, Ragheb was asked whom he thought are the most beautiful women in the world. It was added that Ragheb immediately answered that he thought Lebanese women are the most beautiful and added that Sudanese women to him are the ugliest. Ragheb's comments angered and hurt Sudanese women, who thought that such remarks are uncivil and give the singer a bad reputation. On their part, Sudanese women described the singer as being shallow not knowing when to stay quiet and does not think when he is talking.
Alama had just completed a series of performances around the Arab world and is in the process of finalizing his upcoming album, which is produced by Alam El Phan Production Company. Ragheb has just launched a new mobile phone commercial for the Samsung Electronics, the global leader in digital technology, which was filmed in Cairo. The commercial was directed by Sharif Sabri and holds the title "Nawarit Aiami" (You Light Up My Days), which is also a name of song that will be included in his new album.
Samsung had recently held extensive negotiations with Ragheb, and both sides reached an agreement to have Ragheb as the official spokesperson for the company. Ragheb has signed a contract for one year to shoot different television commercials for Samsung advertising their different line of mobile phones.
Ragheb has revealed that he is in the process of shooting a new music video for the song "Laialina" (Our Nights), which is scheduled to be aired on all local and satellite television channels after the Muslim Eid Holiday. Ragheb is also busy these days with finalizing the songs for his upcoming album, in addition to shooting a new television commercial for Samsung Electronics mobile phones. –Albawaba.com
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