The success of Egyptian singer Shireen Abed Al Wahab’s song “Ma Shribtish Min Neelha” (I Didn’t Drink from the Nile) has inspired other music artists to sing for their country.
According to the London daily Elaph, Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfiq finished recording a new song called “Kalimat Hob La Maser” (A Word of Love to Egypt), written by Awad Badwa, composed by Ashraf Salem and distributed by Midhat Khamis. He is considering filming a video clip for the new song in downtown Cairo.
Ehab recently released a new video clip for his song “Jarib Ba’a” (Oh Try It), being aired on music satellite channels. The successful clip was directed by Dr. Muhsin Ahmad and has been described as wholesome, omitting sexual references.
Tawfiq’s previous clip “Ya Ahla Minhom” (You’re more beautiful than all of them) was widely criticized for being inappropriate due to scenes of women in bikinis and half naked. Ehab apologized to his fans for making the video, promising he will not repeat the mistake.
The singer is reviewing film scripts for 2008, but has yet to reveal any details.