A number of Egyptian composers have criticized Algerian singer
Warda’s insistency on continuing her singing career after the failure of her
latest album “Ili Daa’ min Umri” (The lost years of my life). The composers
stated that if Warda wanted to keep her image and respect of fans she needs to
quit her singing career.
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Egyptian composer Hilmi Bakr said that when he listened to
the album, he could not recognize the Warda he always knew except through two
songs, and even then the words of the songs did not suit her. Hilmi added that
the success of an album is based on its records sale, which is what Warda’s
album did not achieve. The composer stated that the album degrades Warda and is
not suitable for her in any way.
Hilmi said that Warda is a very experienced singer and she
has a prestigious career and was capable of choosing better songs that suited
her, stressing that she should have worked with song makers that are more
experienced and know her full potentials.
Other composers stated that when a singer reaches a certain
age he/she should resign to maintain their status and image in the minds of