Walid Tawfiq says new Arab stars could learn a thing or two about humility

Published September 17th, 2012 - 09:26 GMT
Walid Tawfiq
Walid Tawfiq
His career as both actor and singer has spanned decades but this week Walid Tawfiq said he was finally at the height of his 'musical maturity.' The Lebanese star got his big break in Egypt back in the 70s and has gone on to sell numerous records since then. 
Speaking to Al Shareq radio station, he reflected on his life and career. Walid told the Egyptian presenters that young stars nowadays are given too much praise for being 'the best' when they still have such a long way to go.
But the crooner wasn't all negative in his assessment of the Arab entertainment world, adding that Nancy Ajram was a great exception to the rule: "She has distinguished herself from others with her humbleness," he said.
He also predicted a bright future for Fadel Shaker,Wael Kfoury, Mulhem Zein, Rahgeb Alama and Wael Jasar. Walid told Egyptian listeners that building a singing career today is much easier than when he started out and that he'd had to work hard to get his nickname of 'The Arab Star.' 
Do you think stars should be more humble? Do they have it too easy nowadays? Tell us what you think below. 

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