Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi had recently headed off to Rome to spend a few days for relaxation and to attend the some of the events of the Italian Fashion Week.
Internationally known Lebanese fashion designer Abdul Mahfouz had invited Haifa as a guest of honor to attend his show for the spring-summer 2006 season, which he presented during the fashion week. Haifa had immediately accepted the invitation without hesitation and attracted the cameras of Italian and International media.
A special press conference will be held to celebrate the honoring of Haifa with an award for most popular and influential figure for the year 2005. The Arab website Elaph held a special poll to see which person was most popular and most of the votes came in favor of Haifa amounting to over 60% of total votes.
The press conference will feature a number of journalists from Lebanon and around the Arab world, and will mark the first ever to be held by an Arab website.
Wahbi is scheduled to take part in the Muscat Arts Festival in February and will be holding a performance on February 3. After her stop in Oman, Haifa will return to Lebanon where she will be holding a number of concerts in different cities. Haifa is scheduled to begin filming the scenes for her upcoming film, directed by Ellie Samaha.