Shabaan Abdul Rahim discovers Sadam Hussain’s whereabouts
Egyptian singer Shabaan Abdul Rahim announced that he has discovered the whereabouts of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussain and intends on revealing it in his upcoming song “Saddam Oh Saddam”. The singer will be recording the song in the next upcoming days, which he claims holds facts about Saddam’s hiding place proving that he is still alive and was not killed during the US bombing of Iraq.
According to the UAE based daily, writer of the song Islam Khalil, who also wrote Shabaan’s previous song “Darb Al Iraq” (Bombing of Iraq), claimed that before releasing the first song about the war in Iraq, he had predicted the events that occurred. He also claimed that he has solid evidence which will be revealed in the song that will help capture Saddam.
Previously, the folk singer expressed his joy at being considered the number one political singer in Egypt and around the Arab world. Shabaan’s new title came after the success of his latest hit single “Hanza’ Al Silah” (I’m Going to Take out My Weapon). Shabaan called on all Arabs to unite and support Iraq against Western tyranny. The singer also revealed that he is currently the number one singer and actor in Egypt. Shabaan said that he is in competition with Egyptian singer Amr Diab for the number one spot in the music industry and his second rival is Egyptian singer Hisham Abbas.
Shabaan’s popularity came after his hit single "Ana Bakrah Israel" (I hate Israel) two years ago recording a major success in the market of Cairo and beyond, replacing the typical love songs that people used to listen to.
The inspiration of the song was sparked after the eruption of the Palestinian uprising (Intifada) in September 2000. His song emerged at a critical time where cultural, political, and social factors all came together in a timely fashion.
An illiterate from a small village, and an unknown singer for over twenty years, Shaaban's singing career has catapulted with live performances at weddings, private parties, and social occasions. – Albawaba.com
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