Donia Samir Ghanem releases cover of her father's 70s comedy song

Ahram Online , Monday 16 Jan 2023

The star actress and singer Donia Samir Ghanem released on Monday a cover of Okhi, a hit 1970s comedy song by her father, the late iconic actor Samir Ghanem, to mark his birthday.

Donia Samir Ghanem and Samir Ghanem


“I always feel that you are with me with your big heart, comedy, art, voice, history and fans,” wrote Donia at the end of the video, wishing her father “a happy birthday in heaven.”

Okhi is a parody imitation of Greek music where the lyrics have no meaning but to sound Greek.

In her version of Okhi that was arranged to an Egyptian sound, Donia used shots of her father from the original song.

Donia Samir Ghanem is one of the best Egyptian actresses of her generation, proving excellent talents in comedy, drama and romance, as well as singing.

Born on 15 January 1937, the legendary comedian Samir Ghanem passed away in 2022 after suffering from COVID-19, leaving a remarkable legacy of dozens of classic films, TV series, theatre plays and songs.

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