January 3, 1932
|Died||December 13, 2004|
|Other names||صفية الشامية|
Her father was Algerian and her mother was Turkish. During her stay in Paris, Safia met the artist Mohamed Jamoussi who wrote and composed the songs for her. Mahla kadek, ya Kalbi ma zelt sghir, ache fi omrek ma yétlaoueh, and an operetta called Fatma ou Hamada.
She arrived in Tunis in 1946 and her neighbor, who often heard her sing, introduced her to Mustapha Bouchoucha, head of the musical service of Radio Tunis, who offered to take the pseudonym of Safia, from the name of a famous Turkish singer.
She quickly mastered the genre of Tunisian music and won recognition throughout the country and particularly with the ministry of culture.
- "Safia Chamia dies". Al Bawaba. Retrieved 2020-04-09.