After his recent participation in the Noble Peace Prize special event ceremony in Norway on December 11, 2006, the Tunisian satellite channel Hannbal held Egyptian singer Hakim as special guest on the show “Al Laila Laila” (Tonight is the night). During the televised interview, Hakim revealed that he has become more careful in his selection of public appearances interviews and occasions that he appears in.
Hakim stated that when he was asked to sing at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, he thought it was a crank call from one of his friends, but after he investigated the matter further he realized that the organizers of the big event had a complete biography of him throughout his singing career and every charitable work he had performed in, and that his nomination to sing was as real as it can get.
According to the London based Elaph, Hakim is considered to be the first Arab singer to participate in the prestigious event. The singer was chosen on the basis that he is considered to be one of the most popular Arab singers who performs with singers from the around the world.
Hakim also revealed that he has postponed his long awaited duet with American pop star Jennifer Lopez. The singer said that the delay is due to the fact that Jennifer is moving to a new production company and the duet will be held once she is completely settled.
He added that the duet with Algerian Rai singer Cheb Khaled has been postponed as well due to a misunderstanding between his production company and that of Khaled. Hakim noted that he is currently working on a new duet with a Porto Rican singer named Dano Omar.
Hakim is placing the final touches on his upcoming album, which is scheduled for release in the near future.