Shireen defies decision to ban her by performing
Head of the ‘Egyptian Musician Association,’ Hassan Abu Soud, sent a fierce warning to Egyptian singer Shireen Abdul Wahab to stop performing.
Shireen opposed the decision to ban her from singing in Egypt and has begun perpetrating as a guest at entertainment events, and ends up giving performances after the audience repeatedly requests her to do so.
If Shireen insists on using this method to continue performing, legal action will be taken against her and she will be prosecuted, said the Association.
Shireen was banned from performing in Egypt after Abu Soud announced the decision at a recent board of directors meeting. The decision was sent to all institutions and companies that specialize in audio and visual entertainment in Egypt and abroad, including concert sponsors.
The decision was prompted by the singer’s refusal to allow the association’s committee to investigate the multiple accusations filed against her by record producer Nasr Mahrous.
The disputes between Shireen and Mahrous have been ongoing.
Shireen decided to break her contract with Mahrous' company ‘Free Music’ and pay the penalty, opting to be represented by her lawyer and not to be present at any of the hearings. Mahrous refused to accept the compensation.
Shireen decided to film her music video "Ala Bali" (On My Mind) with a Lebanese director instead of Mahrous. He claims their contract stipulates that Mahrous direct all video clips for the singer.
Initially, relations between Shireen and Mahrous became tense after Shireeen refused to accept the leading role in the film "Omar and Salma," alongside singer Tamer Husni, who just finished serving a prison sentence for forging legal documents.
Rumors claim that Shireen declined since Tamer appeared in over 80% of scenes, not giving the other actors their rightful time. Mahrous offered to double the scenes she would appear in, but she still declined.