Sundos Accuses Hani Shaker of Stealing ‘Law Bit Hib Hakiki Sahih’
The Tunisian singer Sundos accused celebrated Egyptian singer Hani Shaker of “stealing” the song “Lao Bithib Haqiqi Sahih” (If you are Truly in Love) claiming she has already bought its copy right, according to al-Ahram al-Arabi.
Sundos alleged that she had bought the lyrics from the poet Magdi al-Naggar and got his disclaimer to add it to her new album, which she has been preparing for the past two years, but she was surprised to see Hani singing it.
“I am going to file a case against Hani Shaker to get my rights” said Sundos.
Meanwhile, Hani Shaker stressed that he had bought the song without knowing that the poet had sold it to another singer, according to the Arabic daily, which has not contacted Naggar for his account of the story
Duplicate deals are not unfamiliar in the Arab world. A Few years ago, a dispute erupted between Lebanese Nawal Zoghbi and a newcomer then, the Syrian Huwaida over a song “Ma Andam Aleik,” when the record company sold it to both -- Albawaba.com