A Moroccan singer has won the annual Munshid Al Sharjah competition again.
Rabat – Moroccan singer Mouad Boukioud won the 2018 Munshid Al Sharjah competition in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.
The 11th annual competition, which drew to a close on December 14, included 21 participants from various countries, including Algeria and Tunisia.
Boukioud was rewarded with a prize of AED 250,000 (MAD 653,000), while Louqman Iskandar, the second-prize winner from Algeria received AED 100,000 (MAD 261,000). Tunisia’s Nafie Ayad, who took third place, received AED 50,000 (MAD 131,000).
The world-renowned artist, Sami Yusuf, attended and performed at the final ceremony.
Sharjah Media Foundation organized the competition. The jury committee included religious singers Mohamed Thami from Egypt and Ahmed Boukater and Oussama Safi from the UAE.
It is not the first time a Moroccan munshid (singer) has won the prize. Moroccan singer Yassine Lachhab won the grand prize of the 2017 Munshid Al Sharjah.