Rabat – The Moroccan superstar Samira Said, who celebrated her 60th birthday on January 11, received a six-minute video from her fans that brings together her career highlights spanning more than 40 years.
“The best thing is to wake up and to find a present that summarizes much of my life. Thank you for all the happiness I lived by your side!” she wrote on her official Instagram account.
The Moroccan-born singer began her career at the age of nine when she was discovered in a music program, “Mawaheb” broadcast on Moroccan TV. She then moved to Egypt at a young age and became widely known in the Arab-speaking world.
Said, who has dual nationality in Morocco and Egypt, was honored with several international awards for her bestselling albums and had an estimated net worth of USD 430 million in 2017, according to vipfaq.
In a 2014 interview with Moroccan the newspaper, Al Ittihad Al Ichtiraki, she expressed her intention to return to Morocco for good.
“I intend to return to Morocco, while keeping my personal and professional ties in Egypt, where my artistic activities will take place. That’s my decision. It is final. I have matured and I need to go back to live with my family. I have reached the age where one needs to be constantly surrounded by one’s close ones and friends,” the 60-year-old singer said.