Nancy Ajram teams up with Powerpuff Girls to save the world

Nancy Ajram
Updated 09 November 2017
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Nancy Ajram teams up with Powerpuff Girls to save the world

JEDDAH: Arab pop star Nancy Ajram has teamed up with Cartoon Network for the five-part series “The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four,” becoming one of the first celebrities to have voiced a Cartoon Network character in the Middle East.
She will voice the fourth Powerpuff Girl, Bliss, the long-lost teenaged sister of the other three Powerpuff Girls, in the regional version of the popular American animated TV series.
Ajram said it enabled her “to re-live some of my happy childhood memories in the process. I felt that I was very much in the heart of the action, helping the Powerpuff Girls save the world.”
“It was a great experience for me to participate in the dubbing of The Powerpuff Girls, particularly as it marks the first time that a celebrity has voiced a Cartoon Network character in the Middle East region,” she said.
Ajram completes the line-up of 15 super-powered celebrities across international markets to lend their voices to the fourth Powerpuff Girl, including Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, who will voice Bliss for the UK.
“The Powerpuff Girls” has been one of the most popular programs on Cartoon Network and has its own dedicated YouTube channel in Arabic to cater specifically to its fans in the region.
The series began airing on Thursday.
The Lebanese singer, who is one of the most powerful figures in Arab pop, will perform at du Forum on the UAE’s Yas Island on Dec. 2.


Video of Dubai ruling family’s only female pilot flying Emirates plane goes viral

Updated 26 September 2018
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Video of Dubai ruling family’s only female pilot flying Emirates plane goes viral

DUBAI:  A video of a member of the Dubai royal family addressing passengers as she flies an Emirates aircraft to Italy has gone viral on social media.

The video was posted on Instagram on Tuesday by Sheikha Shamsa Al-Maktoum, showing her cousin Sheikha Moza Al-Maktoum in the pilot seat with the aircraft speaker in hand.

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is first officer Moza Al-Maktoum speaking,” she said. “We are currently cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet and will descending to Milan airport shortly.”

The video gained over 70,000 views, with followers applauding her as “inspirational for the young Emiratis.”

Sheikha Mozah carried out her first assigned flight as a commercial pilot in February 2017.