Egyptian singer Shireen Abd El Wahab held a press conference after her successful concert in Carthage, Tunisia, unlike other singers in Rotana who usually have the press conference before their concerts to advertise for it.
Shireen was hurt by the Tunisian Journalist that criticized her in the past when she stood on Carthage stage by having only one song in her account. She adds that due to the remarks journalists made she had decided not to participate in any of the Tunisian concerts. Shireen had also turned down a number of invitations because of the hurtful criticism.
According to the London daily Elaph, Shireen’s Tunisian fans wanted her to come back to Tunisia and sing for them; therefore, she didn’t want to turn them down. She proved herself to the Tunisian journalists that she is capable of standing on Carthage stage and singing for her fans. After her concert in Carthage, Shireen was named as the ‘Bride of Carthage’.
About the differences between Shireen and Egyptian singer Angham, Shireen says, “I was surprised to hear that I was badly criticized by Angham and I was not used to such criticism from a well respected singer who is much older than me. Angham started singing ever since I was a little girl and I don’t want to answer her, because it is not worth it.”
The reason behind the unexpected cancellation of her concert on Sidi Mansor Stage in Safaqish, Tunisia is due to the accident that happened during ‘Star Academy’, which led to 7 casualties. The accident led the fans to be fearful of crowded stage concerts. Since there were few tickets that were sold for the concert, Shireen went ahead and canceled it. Shireen also adds that the manager of the festival told her manager that they would slaughter sheep on stage to take the jinks off.
In comparison between her previous production company and current one, Rotana, Shireen emphasizes that Rotana won’t turn down anything she asks for and she works freely without any tension and is very happy with the company.
Since Shireen was staying at the same hotel that Egyptian singer Fadel Shaker was staying in she was asked if she had meet him yet. When Shireen was done with her concert she was very happy with the success and as she was standing in her room’s balcony she was surprised to see Fadel Shaker swimming in the hotel pool; therefore, she whistle and he congratulated her.
Shireen will be saying prayers during Ramadan on a number of satellite channels, yet she won’t be singing for any of the TV drama series opening theme songs.