Egyptian pop lyricist Samir Zaki dies aged 54

Eslam Omar , Sunday 4 Jul 2021

Samir Zaki wrote the lyrics of tens of memorized pop hits for famous Arab singers

Samir Zaki
Samir Zaki (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egyptian lyricist Samir Zaki, who wrote tens of pop songs for many Arab stars, died late Saturday at the age of 54.

"Samir Zaki enriched the artistic and singing fields with tens of songs," stated the Society of Authors Composers and Music Publishers of the Arab Republic of Egypt (SACERAU), mourning the late poet in a statement issued on Sunday.

Born in 1976, Samir Zaki, who joined the SACERAU in the early 2000s, wrote the lyrics of many pop hits for famous Arab stars, like Lebanese Diana Haddad, Walid Toufic and Nawal Al Zoghbi, Tunisian Saber Rebaï, Latifa, Egyptian Mohamed Mohie, Hamid El-Shaeri and Khaled Agag, and many others.

Among his famous songs are Haddad's 'Emshie Wara Kedbohom', Khaled Selim's 'Alam Tany', Mohie's 'Wasso El-Ayam' and Mohamed Sa'ad's 'Yally Nseet El-Gharam' and 'Bom Boha' in 'Boha' film, in addition to 'El-Beskeletta' in El-Lemby, to name a few.

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