special press conference was held to celebrate
the honoring of Lebanese singer Haifa
Wahbi with an award for most popular and
influential figure for the year 2005.
The Arab website Elaph held a special
poll to see which person was most popular
and most of the votes came in favor of
Haifa amounting to over 60% of total votes.
The press conference will feature a number
of journalists from Lebanon and around
the Arab world, and will mark the first
ever to be held by an Arab website.
Wahbi is scheduled to take part in the
Muscat Arts Festival in February and will
be holding a performance on February 3.
After her stop in Oman, Haifa will return
to Lebanon where she will be holding a
number of concerts in different cities.
Haifa is scheduled to begin filming the
scenes for her upcoming film, directed
by Ellie Samaha.
The singer’s managing office stated
that the singer has not yet made a final
decision on whether she will renew her
contract with production company ‘Rotana.’
Rumors claim there is a possibility that
Haifa will be moving to ‘Alam El
Phan Production Company,’ owned
by Muhsin Jaber.
This move comes at a time when the singer’s
three-year contract has ended and she
expressed trepidation over renewing it
for a second term.