Latifa lights the Athena's Olympic flame in Cairo

Published June 16th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Tunisian singer Latifa has lit the flame for the Athena's Olympics in Cairo representing her country Tunisia and all the Northern Arab African Countries. Latifa decorated the flame with a silver Tunisian antique. 


According to the London based Elaph, Latifa had given a special performance for the occasion, which Egypt held celebrating the hosting of the flame, and sang the song "Al Masri" (The Egyptian). 


During a recent visit to the French Capital Paris, Latifa signed a contract with the world-renowned production company Warner to be in charge of distributing her works in France and the world. Latifa had also finished recording a new single with Warner to be distributed worldwide next may. 


Previously Latifa had signed a contract with world production company Universal back in 1999, through Universal Latifa had produced her hit album [Inshallah] and topped the pops for a long period of time in the Arab world and universally. The album was the talk of the French media including the French magazine Elle and the French TV channel TV5 and many others. 


Previously, extensive negotiations took place between Latifa and the music production company Rotana, as the latter is trying extra hard to add the singer to its long list of singers. Officials at Rotana felt that Latifa has achieved success in her career and would be an asset to the company. It was revealed that most issues between the two sides have been agreed on and the possibility of a final contract is on the way. 

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