Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram is scheduled to hold two performances in Kuwait during Eid Al Adha (Muslim religious holiday) on the second and third day of the holiday. It was revealed that despite the opposition against having Nancy perform in Kuwait, concert tickets are near to being sold out with many Kuwaitis anxious to see the singer in action.
According to several news sources, Nancy revealed that despite those who oppose her singing in Kuwait, the public has expressed that they are behind her one hundred percent and so people are rushing to buy tickets for her show. The singer is first scheduled to hold a concert in Dubai on the first day of Eid and then will head to Kuwait.
Ajram held a musical concert in her participation of Alain festival in UAE, her fans came to the theatre two hours before the concert and despite the cold weather people were warm with enthusiasm to watch her sing.
Nancy sang for one hour five of her songs in addition to some famous songs for other stars. Nancy was very interactive with her fans that consisted of mostly of teenagers. The organizers had very had time to control the fans from going up to the theatre wanting to shake Nancy’s hand and welcome her.
On a related sphere, it was stated in Muscat that Nancy is going to participate in the Muscat Festival 2004 on February 19. The festival will host many other famous singers like Rashed Almajed, Abdullah Ruwaished, Huwaida, Aida Alminhali, and Shireen Wagdi.
Nancy is also putting last touches on her new album which had been described by her business manager Jiji Lamara as [exceptional work] many famous composers and poets participated in the album like Tark Abu Joudeh, Mohammed Raheem, Tarek Madkoor, and others.
The significant success witnessed for Lebanese female singers in the Arab world and abroad has led Egyptian producers to begin planning to use there popularity in their new movies especially Nancy, Alissa, and Haifa Wahibi. Many Lebanese female singers have received numerous offers to star in different Egyptian films.
Nancy is the most wanted star by Egyptian producers and lately she was offered a role with prominent Egyptian actor Ahmad Zaki. Nancy will benefit a lot from this opportunity because the famous actor will model in one of her songs the thing that would have been impossibly to achieve without her participation in the movie.
The organizing committee for the annual Hello February Festival in Kuwait has removed the names of Nancy and Alissa after they were previously included in the list of singers to participate in the big event. The reason given behind dropping their names was due to social ethics and standards in Kuwait.
It was revealed that political pressure on the committee played a big role in taking the two singers names off the list. On their part the committee had announced that the main reason was that Nancy and Alissa have already made plans to hold other concerts in Dubai at the same time the festival will be taking place.
In a personal phone call made to Nancy’s business manager, Jiji Lamara, it was stressed that Nancy had received an invitation from the organizers of the festival to participate in it, but Jiji had turned down the invitation due to their engagement in other events. Jiji added that Nancy had very recently held two performances in Kuwait, which makes the rumors that Nancy was not allowed to be part of the festival due to political pressures untrue. –Albawaba.com
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