Sherine Abdel Wahab – Egypt Today
CAIRO – 18 November 2017: The Egyptian Musicians Syndicate is set to investigate the Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab on Sunday after she was officially outlawed from singing for insulting her home country during a performance.
“There are some envious people who seek to harm Sherine and ruin the great accomplishments she achieved in the past few years. She will come to the syndicate on Sunday to defend herself and clear her position,” recounted Reda Ragab, the deputy head of the Musicians Syndicate.
El Masry el Youm Egyptian newspaper stated that some sources from the Musicians Syndicate informed the newspaper that the Syndicate will accept Sherine’s apology after giving her recommendations pertaining to the appropriate way of speaking in public.
The decision was provoked after the singer threw an off-color joke while performing one of her recent concerts in Lebanon, where one of the fans asked her to perform “Mashrebtesh Min Nilha” (Have You Taken a Swig From Egypt’s Nile?) to which Abdel Wahab replied that she would go through Schistosomiasis if she drank it; a phrase which was deemed by some social media users as inappropriate.
“We will keep drinking Nile’s water and will stop listening to Sherine’s song,” is a hashtag that has been trending in Egypt and was launched immediately in response to the aforementioned incident.
“We will keep drinking the Nile’s water and will stop listening to Sherin’s song,” was the name of the hashtag that launched immediately in response to the above-mentioned incident and topped trends in Egypt in the past few hours.
For its part, the Health Ministry released a statement in which it contended that it has long fought Schistosomiasis and reduced its prevalence to 0.2 percent.
Abdel Wahab, 37, is consistently hailed as one of the most talented and successful singers of her era, being dubbed as “The Queen of Emotions” for her popular romantic ballads.