Lebanese former model Haifa Wahbi celebrated yesterday the launching of her new album "Howa El Zaman" (It's the Past), after a two-week delay that sparked rumors about an indecent music video.
The London-based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, reported on Tuesday that several media and music figures attended the celebration, which took place at the Mandlone square in Lebanon. At the celebration, Wahbi performed three songs from her new ten-song album, and signed CDs for many of her fans, who also attended the celebration.
Earlier this month, rumors erupted in Lebanon for the delay in releasing the star's latest music video "Ahwak" (I Adore You). The video was said to have included exciting and other public morals violating scenes that cannot be permitted by the censors. As some rumors said that the video is still held by the concerned authorities, others talked about problems between Haifa Wahbi and Rotana Production Company.
For his part, Rotana's manager for musical affairs, Tony Saman said, "the video was aired by the exclusive copyright owner, ART, and Rotana is in the process of dispatching it to the public security department to secure an official license for airing it by the Lebanese local channels.”
Director Salim Al Turk shot the video, co-starring Saleem Turk, in Lebanon. Many critics said that Wahbi's music style is easily distinguished from other singers, using her seductive voice as a mean to attract her audience. But Despite all criticism, Wahbi stuck to her ground and continued recording her ten-song album "Huwa el Zaman", which took her almost a year to complete. – Albawaba.com
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