Ehab Tawfik (Arabic: إيهاب توفيق‎ (Born July 1, 1966) is an Egyptian singer.[1]

Ehab Tawfik
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Background information
Native name
إيهاب أحمد توفيق محمد مصطفي
Birth nameEhab Ahmed Tawfiq Mohamed Mostafa
Born (1966-01-07) 7 January 1966 (age 54)
OriginCairo, Egypt
GenresArabic
Occupation(s)Composer, singer
Years active1989–2020
LabelsRotana, Alam El Phan

BiographyEdit

Tawfiq learned how to play the lute as a child, and his love for music started when he was nine years old. His first single, "Dany", was released in 1989. His first album Ekminny was released in 1990. In 1995, he received his master's degree for his thesis, The Egyptian Song in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century.

Ehab worked toward his Doctorate in Music and Arabic Singing, completed in April 2002. The doctorate was titled The Methods of Performing Arabic Singing in Egypt During the Second Half of the Last Century. He is one of the top singers in the Arab world and is especially revered in his hometown.[citation needed]

His greatest exposure as an artist came on 26 February 2001, when he performed for 50,000 people at a benefit concert to raise funds for Iraqis who were maimed during the Gulf War in Baghdad. Ehab signed with record label Alam El Phan in 2007. He has two children, Ahmed and Mahmoud with his wife Nada.[citation needed]

In 2007, Ehab Tawfik received critical acclaim for his song (Arabic: إلا رسول الله‎, lit. 'Except the Prophet of Allah'). The song was released in response to the Danish cartoons that negatively depicted the Prophet. His song Taala Nesameh featured in the Egyptian film Kashf Hesab (2007), starring Nour and Khaled Abol Naga. He was featured on Danish band Outlandish's track "Keep the Record on Play".[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Tawfik married Nada Rizk after the age of 40, with whom he has a twin boys, Ahmad and Mahmoud in 2008, and a girl, Noreen in 2014.[2]

His father, Ahmad, died from a blaze in his villa in Nasr City in January 2020, six years after his wife passed away.[3]

HitsEdit

His hit songs include "Habibi" ("My Darling"), "Sahrany" ("She Enchanted Me"), "Tetraga Feya" ("Begging Me"), "Hobbak Aliminni" ("Your Love Taught Me"), and Allah Alek Ya Seede have all been popular in Arabic speaking countries.

Year Title English Artist credit
1998 Sahrany
2001 Habib el Alb Ehab Tawfiq
2002 Homma Kelmetain Ehab Tawfiq
2005 Hobek Alemni Ehab Tawfiq
2006 Leeh Elkhesam Ehab Toufiq
2007 Ahla Menhom Ehab Tawfiq
Ella Rassoul Allah Ehab Toufiq
Yashak Amar Ehab Tawfiq
Ada Ellail Ehab Tawfiq
El Doniya Ehab Tawfiq
2009 Lezem Tesmaa Ehab Tawfiq
2010 Ahla Samrah Ehab Tawfiq
2016 Kol Youm Yehlaw Ehab Tawfiq

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harris, Craig. "Ehab Tawfiq". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2011.[non-primary source needed]
  2. ^ "إيهاب توفيق.. لم يتزوج إلا بعد الأربعين بسبب عقدة.. شاهد". kollelngoom.com (in Arabic). 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ ""الصور الأولى" من جنازة والد إيهاب توفيق". kollelngoom.com (in Arabic). 9 January 2020.