Shireen Wajdi performs exclusively for Royalty
Egyptian singer Shireen Wajdi recently returned to Cairo-Egypt after performing a private concert for King Abdullah II of Jordan. Shireen held her performance as part of the birthday celebrations of the King. Members of the Jordanian royal family as well as high ranking official attended the event, which took place at the arena in Jordan National University.
According to the Egyptian based daily, Al Ahram, Shireen had received a personal invitation from the Jordanian Royal Court offices to be part of the birthday celebrations for the King. It was added that a crowd of over 500 people were also present at the concert.
Shireen released her album “Wala Laileh” (Not One Night) by the music Production Company Rotana, known for being one of the Arab world’s top music production companies, on December 28, 2002. As part of Rotana’s style during any new release a huge advertising campaign was made on TV stations, magazines, and on every street corner was held for the Egyptian singer. In addition, a huge celebration was held for the release of Shireen Wajdi’s album at the Regency Palace hotel in Beirut. The big event, which was aired live by the satellite channel ART, was attended by a large number of journalists, singers and actors from the Arab world. The Algerian Fola, Haifa Wahbi, Alissa, Assi Hilani, Sabah and Miho, Madeline Matar, Madonna, the band Gitara and many others were among those who attended the event.
Shireen enjoying being in the spotlight was attacked by questions from the media on whether the fact that her husband, who is one of the elite businessmen in Egypt, had anything to do with her fame and popularity. The singer replied that her husband’s wealth couldn’t force people to listen to her and buy her tapes. A number of singers rushed to Shireen’s rescue defending her artistic capabilities and pushed off members of the media as to not ruin the special occasion.
The English-graduate singer from Ein Shams University, signed late last September, a three-year contract with Rotana Production Company. The contract stipulates the launching of one album each year. Rotana’s general manager, Mr. Salim Al Hindi, has personally headed for Cairo to sign the contract with the renowned singer in a ceremony attended by Shireen's husband businessman Ehab Tal'at and Rotana's office manger in Cairo, Dr. Mohammed Hazem. –Albawaba.com
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