Kuwait: Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram banned
A committee member stated that Nancy Ajram – known as “The Maria Carey of the Middle East” – should not be allowed to sing at public celebrations in Kuwait and supported the ministry’s decision to ban her.
Egyptian singer Ruby is also banned from performing in Kuwait.
The censorship situation in Kuwait received international attention in January 2005, when three fundamentalist Sunni lawmakers were scheduled to question Kuwait’s information minister Mr Mohammed Abul-Hassan in parliament over his failing to protect “values and morals” by allowing pop music concerts. He offered his resignation the day before he was due to face the questioning.
About Nancy Ajram
“A destructive and serious threat”
Her success continues unabated.