Nancy Ajram fires up social media with new video teaser

Nancy Ajram (AFP)
Updated 19 March 2018

Nancy Ajram fires up social media with new video teaser

DUBAI: Lebanese pop superstar Nancy Ajram had her many-million social-media followers all a-flutter over the weekend after releasing a teaser for her upcoming “W Maak” (With You) video clip.
The up-tempo, EDM-infused track comes from Ajram’s ninth studio album, “Hassa Beek” (I Feel You), released last year.
Ajram is one of the Arab world’s most successful and popular pop stars. She landed her first record deal with EMI aged 15, and has been at the forefront of popular Arabic music ever since, as well as becoming an ubiquitous ambassador for a slew of regional and international brands, and a judge on the popular talent shows “Arab Idol” and “The Voice Kids.”
Ten years on from her debut release, Ajram remains a huge commercial draw. Regional music streaming service Anghami named her the top Arab artist of 2017. She has over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 15 million Instagram followers.
The “W Maak” teaser, posted on YouTube on March 14, shows the 34-year-old singer in an old-school American-style diner, dressed in a metallic baseball jacket and denim shorts and getting weirdly over-familiar with the venue’s jukebox.
Promoting the teaser on Facebook, Ajram also introduced a competition in which fans can call up and record their voices to win a chance to sing with the star.


Driver smashes $750,000 Porsche on deserted Manhattan streets during New York COVID-19 lockdown

Updated 09 April 2020

Driver smashes $750,000 Porsche on deserted Manhattan streets during New York COVID-19 lockdown

  • The millionaire luxury car owner was arrested by officers and charged with reckless driving

LONDON: A driver wrecked a $750,000 rare Porsche while speeding down the deserted streets of Manhattan during New York City’s coronavirus lockdown.

Luxury car owner Benjamin Chen, 33, lost control of his Porsche Mirage GT on Tuesday, plowing into several cars in the process.

 

 

Several New York residents watched on as Chen drove the heavily damaged car away from the scene with only two functioning wheels.

Police officers eventually caught up with Chen, who is known for his luxury car collection and his participation in the Gold Rush Rally — a supercar race across several US states notorious for its accidents.

The millionaire was arrested by officers and charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence.

CCTV footage of the crash circulated on social media in the hours after the incident, with other videos on Instagram showing Chen speeding away from the scene as well as his arrest.

New York has been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 outbreak with 731 new fatalities reported on Tuesday, which brought the total to 5,489 deaths and 138,836 infections.