Moroccan singer Samira Said has initially accepted an offer by Egyptian singer Mustafa Amar to star in his upcoming film “Autograph”. Amar writes the story of the film himself and the scenario by Aiman Bahjat Amar under the direction of Mohammad Al Najar.
According to the UAE based daily, Al Bayan, Mustaf had nominated Samira for a leading role in the film along with Egyptian actress Muna Shalabi. The movie marks Mustafa’s second film experience. The singer decided to make a new film after his first “Qalb Jaree’” (A Daring Heart), starring Muna Zaki and Hanan Turk, found a huge success.
On a different note, Said traveled to Monaco on March 5th, where she received the Monaco Music Award for her latest album “Youm Wara Youm” (Day After Day) from Prince Albert of Monaco.
The singer’s award is for the success her latest release witnessed, especially in terms of sales. Samira will also be honored for the huge success her album received all around Europe. The Moroccan singer will receive another award on March 24th from the BBC International Music Award. Samira has been nominated for the award after the huge success of her last album "Youm Wara Youm" found in the Arab world and around Europe.
Samira will celebrate her award in Morocco and London. She is currently working on a new music video for the song "Kabiltak Leah" (Why Did I Meet You), which will be aired in the near future.
Said and the Algerian Rai singer Cheb Mami collaborated for the first time in the duet "Yaom Wara Yaom" which was released in Europe and the US in addition to the Arab world. Although Samira was scheduled to sing the song alone for her album, she decided it would be more suitable to be sung as a duet. The duet was shot in Cairo and directed by Sherif Sabri, who brought an English dancing trainer who worked with the Spice Girls troupe to teach them a few choreography steps.
Samira recently came to an agreement with international French singer Charles Aznavour to hold a duet. Samira is hopeful that her agreement with Charles will repeat a similar success to the one she received from her duet with Cheb Mami "Youm.
Born and raised in Rabat, Morocco, Said now lives her life between Egypt, Morocco and the US. She began singing at an early age in the TV program Mawaheb (Talents), dedicated to children's talents. But it wasn't until "Alemnah Al Hob" (Teach Us Love), in 1983, that the doors of fame had opened for her. – Albawaba.com
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