Egypt’s star Hakim to release his upcoming song ‘ Sohab Awanta’ on September 2



Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 04:49 GMT


Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 04:49 GMT

File: “ Ashab Awanta” poster.

File: “ Ashab Awanta” poster.




CAIRO - 31 August 2020: Famed Egyptian star Hakim announced that he will release his upcoming song “ Ashab Awanta” ( Fake Friends) on his YouTube channel on Wednesday, September 2.


The Egyptian superstar performed a live concert in a venue overlooking the Nile to celebrate Sham El-Nessim. 


The concert took place on April 20 without audience and was aired on DMC and ON TV channels. 


Hakim, acclaimed Nigerian singer Femi Anikulapo-Kuti and Ivorian singer Dobet Gnahoré performed together in the opening ceremony of the African Cup of Nations in 2019. 


The three acclaimed singers presented a song named "Metgamaeen" (We Are Together) produced by Synergy. Kuti sang in English, Gnahore in French and Hakim in Arabic. 


Hakim is a renowned Egyptian “Sha’abi” [folk] singer. With the help of Hamid el-Shaari, Hakim released his first album “Nazra” under the Slam Records label in 1992. 


His success was immediate and propelled him to fame in Egypt. He released an album in 1994 called “Nar” which represented Egypt at the Festival des Allumées in Nantes in the same year, and obtained a nomination at the Kora Awards in 1997. 


The singer collaborated with Narada Michael and Olga Tañon in 2002, James Brown in 2004 and Don Omar in 2007. 


He is one of the most prominent representatives of Jeel or Gil music, a synthesis of Sha'abi and western influences. 


Hakim performed at the Olympia Theater in Paris on September 23, 2017 and was the third Egyptian singer to perform on that prominent theatre after great late Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez and legendary Umm Kulthum.



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