Shireen Abdul Wahab’s dilemma continues
A new surprise by Ahmad Hilmi has surfaced in the dilemma between him and Egyptian singer Shireen Abdul Wahab. Ahmad has sent a new warning to the singer demanding that she starts coming to his studio twice a week to record a new album under the title "Wayak" (With You).
Ahmad has also requested of the Egyptian Musician Association to permit the release of a religious album Shireen had recorded at the beginning of her career, stressing that she had made the album when she was committed to a contract with him.
With regards to the case, Shireen’s current producer and business manager Nasr Mahrous has stressed that all of Ahmad’s allegations are lies and that the voice on the religious album does not belong to Shireen. He added that Ahmad has no right to demand anything of Shireen because the contract with him is no longer valid.
Recently, Shireen faced a second lawsuit from her previous producer Ahmad, who asked for one million EGP as compensation for leaving him and signing with another producer without breaking the contract. The second lawsuit came after an interview the singer held with Al-Kawakeb magazine and another one in Nadine magazine.
Ahmad filed the second lawsuit accusing her of defaming and slander. In his notification Ahmad accused Shireen of saying words that does not suit him and offended him in public. Shireen said that Ahmad was a crook and a swindler.
Shireen knew about the notification and asked her lawyer to follow up. The court is supposed to have a session in the middle of next month. Shireen had announced that she will not concern herself with the lawsuit filed against her by Hamdi and will leave the matter to her personal lawyer to handle. The singer stressed that she is currently too busy with her new album to think about such cases or worry herself about the lawsuit.
A Cairo court has released a verdict ordering Shireen to pay a fine of one million Egyptian pounds to retired singer and producer Hamdi, who also founded the band Masrawieh and owner of Cassette Company. Ahmad had instituted legal proceedings against Shireen accusing her of not fulfilling the terms of a contract singed between them. Ahmad was the first one to discover her talent and produced her fist album sponsoring all her work until she was well known.