Nesma Mahgoub sings in 10 languages and 3 dialects in newly released 'Search for Happiness'

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 May 2020

The song "is the result of the collaboration of a bunch of music lovers, each of them doing their part at home"

Nesma Mahgoub

Egyptian singer Nesma Mahgoub released a new music video Search for Happiness ("Dawar Al-Saada") in which she performs in 10 languages and three dialects.


Released on Mahgoub's YouTube channel, the song maintains an optimistic tone.


"Remove despair from your heart, fill the world with dance, live your life, be happy, laugh," is among the cheerful lines Mahgoub sings in English, French, Italian, Hindi, Thai, Hungarian, and German, among other languages.


According to the note released in the video, the song "is the result of the collaboration of a bunch of music lovers, each of them doing their part at home."


Musicians performing in the song to the lyrics of Ayman Gamal include Eslam Eltony, Hussein Elmeligy, Mohamed El Ashry, Mohamed Shebl, Omar Ahmed, Sameh Shaaban, Shady Elhalawany and Zaco.


Mahgoub is a well-known Egyptian singer who came into the  limelight after winning Star Academy Arab World, the eighth season (2011).


She started singing at the age of 10 when she joined the Children’s choir at the Cairo Opera House.


She studied music at school before embarking on studies with soprano Neveen Allouba.


Mahgoub has the very rare skill of singing to Oriental, Western and operatic tunes with equal excellence. 


She participated in the German Competition "Jugend Musiziert" four times, winning the first prize in 2009 in Musical Theatre and first prize in 2010 in Pop Singing.


She released her first album "Hatolly eh" in 2012.  


Mahgoub also works as a professional singer at MusicaPro Production House, teaching assistant of John Baboukis, AUC Chair of Center for the Arts, voice teacher at MUST Opera House and at Fabrica Musical Theatre company headed by Allouba. 


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