Ousso: The Region’s Leading Musical Icon Talks Amr Diab, Satanism and the Independent Music Scene

Ousso: The Region’s Leading Musical Icon Talks Amr Diab, Satanism and the Independent Music Scene

We here at Scoop Empire are starting #AScoopOfSuccess, a series of interviews with successful Arabs that are kicking ass and making names on a regional, as well as international level in different fields. And since I’m really passionate about music, I thought it would be best to start with one of the region’s most leading […]

Unapologetic Sherine Abdel Wahab Throws Major Shade at Amr Diab AGAIN

Unapologetic Sherine Abdel Wahab Throws Major Shade at Amr Diab AGAIN

Another day in Egypt, another celebrity feud goes bad on social media. Apparently, if you’re an Egyptian or an Arab artist, you don’t get to say a single bad word about Amr Diab. Last January, Egyptian songstress, Sherine Abdel Wahab, threw major shade at Amr Diab during Amr Youssef and Kinda Alloush’s wedding.   It goes […]

Q&A: Nathalie Saba, Egyptian Teen Songstress Makes It Big

Q&A: Nathalie Saba, Egyptian Teen Songstress Makes It Big

  When her phone rang and a strange man told 14-year-old Nathalie Saba he had heard a recording of her singing and had passed it on to Sony Music, Nathalie wasn’t particularly excited. After all, she didn’t know the guy and he was probably joking. It wasn’t until a week later, when Sony emailed her […]

#CairoGigs: In Celebration of Ahmed Safi

#CairoGigs: In Celebration of Ahmed Safi

  One of our favorite local musicians was born on this day nearly a quarter of a century ago, so we thought we would celebrate with him! You may know him as Safi or as Safister, but probably not as Ahmad (unless you’re his mother – or his brother, who also goes by Safi). Maybe […]

Hisham Kharma: Representing Egyptian Fusion Music to the World

Hisham Kharma: Representing Egyptian Fusion Music to the World

Hisham Kharma is one of the biggest names in the music industry in Egypt, not only recognized for his distinctive sound in the ads and shows he composes music for, but also for the amazing success of his first album, First Voyage that’s STILL a bestseller in Virgin Megastores even though it was released five years ago. WOW! […]