Shireen makes amends with Musician Association

Published February 6th, 2007 - 09:39 GMT

Egyptian singer Shireen Abdul Wahab has decided to make amends with producer Nasr Mahrous and the Egyptian Musician Association. Sherine announced that she has already resolved her disputes with the Association and will make amends with Nasr, but on her own terms.


Sherine had been paying a high price for her previous decision to challenge the Association and Nasr.


According to the London based daily, Al Sharq Al Awsat, Shireen described the Association’s decision to ban her as “worse than death” and she could not go on in such a position, fearing it would destroy her career.


Recently, head of the Association, Hassan Abu Soud, sent a fierce warning to Shireen to stop performing.


Shireen had opposed the decision to ban her from singing in Egypt and began perpetrating as a guest at entertainment events, giving performances after the audience repeatedly requested her to do so.


The Association warned Shireen that if she continued performing legal action would be taken against her.


Shireen was banned from performing in Egypt after Abu Soud announced the decision at a recent board of directors meeting.  The decision was sent to all institutions and companies that specialize in audio and visual entertainment in Egypt and abroad, including concert sponsors.


The decision was prompted by the singer’s refusal to allow the Association’s committee to investigate the multiple accusations filed against her by record producer Nasr. 


The disputes between Shireen and Mahrous have been ongoing.


Shireen decided to break her contract with Nasr's company ‘Free Music’ and pay the penalty, opting to be represented by her lawyer and not to be present at any of the hearings. Nasr refused to accept the compensation.


Shireen decided to film her music video "Ala Bali" (On My Mind) with a Lebanese director instead of Nasr.  Nasr claims their contract stipulated that he direct all video clips for the singer.

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