Tunisian singer Najla refused entry
The news of Najla’s banning from Egypt was a rumor at first, but was validated when an Egyptian newspaper revealed that the singer was held at the airport for 12 hours endlessly trying all means to get permission to re-enter Egypt. None of the singer’s contacts in Egypt were able to help her out and give her passage way into the country, reports Al Bawaba.
The Egyptian Musician Association has announced that it is very serious in its fight against pornographic music videos, including the ones by Najla. It is argued that such music videos are an insult to Arab music.
The censorship committee at the new Arab satellite music channel Nogoom has also decided to ban the airing of all songs of Najla. The song ‘Bahh’ (which means ‘Empty’ or ‘Nothing’) was taken off the air after it had been televised for ten days. The Arab satellite channel ‘Melody Hits’ has banned her videos as well.