Samira Said Biography

Samira Said

Samira Said (Arabic: سميرة سعيد‎‎, Samira Bensaïd) (born 10 January 1963), is a Moroccan Arabic pop singer who represented Morocco at the Eurovision of 1980.Best Female North Africa  AFRIMMA AWARD 2016 Nominees

Samira Said was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco She began singing at the age of nine, and was discovered on the music program, Mawaheb, broadcast on Royal Moroccan TV.
She has recorded many Moroccan songs, such as: “Kifash Tlakina” (“How
we Met”), “Fayetli sheftek shi marra” (“I’ve seen you once”), “Sarkouh”
(“They Stole Him”), and “Al Behhara” (“Mariners”). Her singles included
“Maghlouba” (“Beaten”) and “Wa’ady” (“My Love”). In 1980 she represented
Morocco in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 singing Bitaqat Hub, placing 18th out of the 19 contestants.

Said has recorded “Ben Leef” (“The Circle of Life”), “Sayidati
Sadati” (Ladies and Gentlemen”), “Malich Enwan” (“Ready When You Are”)
and “Akher Hawa” (“Last Love”). She worked with composer Mohamed El
Mougi, sang and acted in the film Saaktob Ismak Ala Arrimal (“I
Will Write Your Name in the Sand”), which included her singing
“Yadamiiti Haddi” (“Tears, Fall from My Eyes”). Other recordings include
“Lilet El Ouns” (“Magnificent Get-Together”), “Ech Gab Li Gab” (“A Cut
about the Rest”), “Amrak Aajib” (“I Don’t Get You”), and “Menghir Sabab”
(“For No Reason”).

In 2000, she released “Lilah Habeebee”, (“One Night, My Love”), the
album title track, which went on to win for best video in the Arab world
in 2001 at the Cairo Arabic Music Festival.At the 15th annual World Music Awards in 2003, Said won a World Music Award based on worldwide sales figures for that year. Said won the BBC award for world music for the best artist in the Middle East with her album Youm Wara Youm. Said has won more than 40 awards.

Mazal was released in October 2013.

Samira Said – Morrocco

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