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Alicia Keys And Her Family Pay A Visit To Egypt!

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Recently, Egypt is starting to regain its status as a primary tourist destination since a few high profile stars such as the singer Usher, or the Real Madrid players such as the striker Karim Benzema, and FC Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi and all the way to a few Oscar winners such as the actor Nicolas Cage and we really couldn’t get happier!

The latest celebrity to visit is the gorgeous singer Alicia Keys, who arrived in Egypt last week for a family visit along with her husband, music producer Swizz Beatz, and their two children Gensis Ali Dean and Egypt Daoud Dean, who she named after a certain country she loved. Isn’t this cute? The family authenticate their trip in their Instagram accounts, through photos and videos showing them not only enjoying the scenery but engaging themselves into the culture, even learning Arabic which is super cool!

Who is Alicia Keys, you ask? If you don’t already know, don’t worry. We’ll fill you in! Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award winning singer, who made her career as an R&B and Hip Hop artist. She is listed on the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Best Selling Artists for selling over 30 million albums worldwide. She was also ranked on Billboard as the fifth most successful artist of the 2000s.

We can see through the tumblr worthy photos and videos many smiles and love through the family which causes our heart to melt!

The mother-of-two also shared a photo of her two sons, who are of North African decent, playing with sand in front of the pyramids. She captions: “I just want them to know how powerful they are… How incredible our ancestors were… The first astrophysicists, scientists, physicians, mathematicians, architects, creators of so much of the world as we know it. It’s such a blessing to know what cloth you’re cut from!”

Alicia posted about the trip on twitter, showing how amazing a time everyone is having across the country.

“We have been Nesu and Nesa (Kings and Queens) for thousands of years! Greatness is in our DNA! Genius runs through our veins! This pic is exactly how I feel! Keep Shinin’ powerful YOU!!” wrote Keys in a caption for her Instagram photo, right in front of the Pyramids.

Keys expressed her excitement and joy through Instagram, “There’s so much to see, there’s so much to know, so much to uncover, so many ways to grow, I’ve been waiting for this moment forever…”

Many people welcomed Alicia and her family with open arms and huge smiles including Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat greeted Keys and her family in the country via her Twitter account, writing, “It’s a pleasure welcoming the Grammy award-winning musician and iconic singer @AliciaKeys in #Egypt! We hope you and your family enjoy your visit and experience with us.”

Instagram and Twitter posts are going viral and all the fans are buzzing with excitement! The singer and her husband seemed to move around and take turns between Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, showing the family traveled far and wide across the country admiring every detail and learning the Egyptian culture.

Her husband, Beatz, is a Grammy award winning music producer who collaborated with stars such as iconic singer Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Ludacris and Chris Brown. His first Grammy Award came in 2011, awarded in the category of Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for a track entitled “On to the Next One” teaming him with American rapper Jay-Z.

We welcome Alicia and her family with open arms and we really hope you have a delightful time, here!

Nadia Haitham, who is a sixteen year old teenager, fantasizes and creates images in people’s minds using written words. She has always admired the idea of writing ever since she was a little girl with piggy tails and somehow, she’s chasing her dream! Nadia is currently an IGCSE student in The Continental School Of Cairo and she’s in the eleventh grade. They say Nadia is too young but she asks repeatedly, “if I don’t start now, then when?!” She blows her candles on the fifteenth of July, her zodiac sign is Cancer and she’s Egyptian. In 2015, she has written her first completed book that’s called, “Love Of A Teenage Girl” which is published on a writing website called, Wattpad. She has won several awards for the book which she’s planning to publish in the future. Nadia has also written a few other books and created quotes of her own but she hasn’t completed them yet but she’s planning to. She’s into music and learning something new every single day using the help of the social media world. She believes that writing is an underestimated art, it’s exactly like painting colorful images in people’s minds by using words of black and white.

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Mohamed Mamdouh Apologizes to the People Criticizing Him

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It looks like being a successful actor, who was capable of proving himself in the plenty of roles that he played, isn’t enough to get people off his back.

Mohamed Mamdouh has been proving himself each year as a competent actor, and this year was no different. However, people have been criticizing the actor for his short breath and pronunciation. Which was brought up in an interview with Al Arabya, to which his answer to this was a genuine apology.

But why should he be sorry? Such a flaw doesn’t make him any less of a good actor, and this flaw was even unnoticed by countless of his fans, who have been defending him since yesterday.

This brings us to an issue that not only celebrities face, but we do too, and that is bullying. It may not seem this way to some, because their claim could be that it’s merely their opinion, something the actor should work on. But it is a verbal bullying, and everyday we encounter the same thing.

What is merely your opinion, might affect the person’s self esteem and make them doubt themselves and their capabilities. Your comment about someone’s hair, body, or even their outfit, is one you should always keep to yourself. Because most of the time, people already know about their flaw, they just don’t like it when it’s pointed out to them.

Mohamed Mamdoud has been killing it in this year’s series ‘Qabeel‘, his portrayal of a person who’s severely manipulated by his mental illness is quite impressive. Not only that, but the way he’s mourning for his long gone wife, is giving us all the feels.

So why after giving a killer performance, should he be faced with such a criticism?

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Kim Kardashian Gets Her Own Justice Project Documentary

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US TV channel Oxygen has announced that they have given the go-ahead to the production of a two-hour documentary featuring Kim Kardashian.

The documentary is titled, The Justice Project, and it follows Kim’s efforts to “secure freedom for Americans who she believes have been wronged by the justice system.”

This documentary is set to become “an exclusive, never-before-seen look inside her mission to tackle one of America’s most controversial subjects.”

Just last June, Kim made headlines when she got to sit down with President Trump at the White House, and was given the opportunity to discuss criminal justice reforms.

Kim is on board as an executive producer alongside Bunim Murray Productions with Gil GoldscheinJulie Pizzi and Farnaz Farjam also executive producing.

This show aligns with Kim Kardashian’s goal to become an attorney, as she revealed last month on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

In an interview with Vogue, she said, “I had to think long and hard about this,” she told the publication. “I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”

The Justice Project comes after Kim worked hard to free Alice Marie Johnson, and after her decision to pursue her law degree.

It is quite impressive to have a well-known figure such Kim, using her platform to give a voice to those who can’t speak up for themselves. And with the enormous number of followers that she has, and her persistence to change the system, her chances are quite good.

She hopes to pass the bar exams by 2020.

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Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️

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Top Viewed Arab Artists’ Channels on YouTube

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Every blogger, every brand and every artist seeks to become the number one in viewership and subscriptions. Artists in the MENA region have got a better chance; seeing that their content is sought by millions.

Scratch that, some of the following artists are sought by BILLIONS and the competition among artists is fierce, and we’re the obvious winners; because the more they compete, the better content we receive.

The following is the list of the most viewed Arab artists on YouTube.

1- Saad Lamjarred

The Moroccan pop singer comes in first place, with 1,901,768,816 views on his channel and 6,983,300 subscribers.

2- Mohamed Ramadan 

Ironically, Mohamed Ramadan comes in second after Saad Lamjarred, the Egyptian legend recently hit the 1,411,545,358 views and 4,719,569 subscribers. A close number to that of Saad Lamjarred, but not close enough to win him first place.

3- Tamer Hosny 

In third place is Tamer Hosny with 1,381,492,144 views, and 4,651,395 subscribers.

4- Hussain Al Jassmi 

Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi wins fourth place with 1,323,052,705 views and 3,226,503 subscribers.

5- Nancy Ajram 

Now for some Arab girl power, Nancy Ajram is in fifth place, with 1,278,617,115 views and 3,317,592 subscribers.

6-Assala Nasri 

Following her, is Assala Nasri who has 829,088,936 views and 2,149,188 subscribers.

7- Elissa 

Elissa comes in seventh place, with 676,052,601 views and 2,246,724 subscribers.

8- Amr Diab 

Shockingly, in last place is Al-Hadaba Amr Diab, with only 588,642,255 views and 2,835,724 subscribers.

 

 

 

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