Prominent Algerian singer Wardah has agreed to record a new
song produced by the Egyptian Radio titled “Masr Ya Ahla wa Ajmal, wa Ana Lisah
Ala Al Rababah Baghani” (Egypt the beautiful, and I will keep sings to the
tunes). The song is written by Awad Badawi and composed by Waleed Saed.
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According to the internet website MBC.net, Warda has agreed
to sing the song without getting paid. The song is part of a number of songs
the station is producing in an attempt to revive the Egyptian song after it has
witnessed a downfall in the recent period.
Journalist Wajdi Al Hakim was given the mission to convince
Wardah to sing the song and had visited her at her home in Cairo and presented
with the proposal. The singer immediately agreed when she learned that the song
is written by Awad and composed by Waleed, whom she respects and trusts their
During the negotiations between Wardah and Wajdi, the singer
refused to talk about financial matters stressing that the station is already facing
financial difficulties and she will not add to it. She added that she is
honored to sing a song specifically to Egypt.