Haifa Wehbe forgot how she abandoned Lebanon in 2006 war on a private jet and now comes wrapped in a flag, claiming to be that country's most cherished symbol--the Ceder Tree. She is promoting herself on Twitter as that symbol now in the light of the car bomb in Beirut last week.
Haifa did something cool through, she circulated the names of the hospitals in need of blood donations, she has also mentioned all the names of the people who have been hurt by this attack. Her Twitter account has also been keeping busy sharing designs and recreations of the attacked area.
It seems that since a lot of Lebanese celebrities do not want to talk about the bomb at this moment, Haifa sprinted forward to something she like doing--being in the spotlight. Her fans have been celebrating the move and hailing the pop star as some kind of hero. No question Wehbe loves her home but she is also a smart business woman.
Haifaa Wahby - Boos El Wawa / هيفاء وهبى - بوس الواوا
I think Iraqi pop stars need to learn a simple rule, if you have a good song, do not make it into a music video on the cheap. I know nobody is helping them out get their Iraqi songs out, but to make a low budget music video with dancing I do not know what is an outdated formula.
Every young guy in Iraq who has a camcorder seems to now want to direct a music video, and those music networks, and YouTube people will broadcast them for free. The artists hopes to get his name out there and get to look cool. Those young stars are not seeking to help promote a song, but rather promote themselves to get concert gigs like at wedding.
Check out the young Adel Mokhtar make the same mistake. I like the guy and think he has a smooth style, but his music video for Al Afandy offers nothing fresh. Adel has 9 albums out and his single was released in the UK where he appeared for a concert promoting Iraqi culture.
عادل المختار - الافندي / فيديو كليب 2012