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TV Presenter Amr Adib to host Fifi Abdou tonight

Friday 15/February/2019 - 12:04 PM
 Amr Adib, Fifi Abdou
Amr Adib, Fifi Abdou
Edited by: Yara Sameh

TV presenter، Amr Adib will host Friday evening belly dancer-actress Fifi Abdou on his program “El Hekaya” broadcasted on “MBC Misr” satellite Channel.

During the interview، Fifi will address several artistic and personal issues.

“El Hekaya” program is broadcasted weekly from Friday to Saturday at 10:00 PM (Cairo local time).

Noteworthy، Atiyat Abdul Fattah Ibrahim، known as Fifi Abdou، is an Egyptian belly dancer and actress. She was born on April 26، 1953. Fifi has been described as "synonymous with belly dancing in the years she was performing."

Her father is a policeman and she has 11 siblings، including her famous brother Abdelraheem Abdul Fattah Ibrahim، who encouraged her career. When she was 12 years old she joined a baladi troupe and later found work as a model.

She began to gain attention in the early 1970s when she became the main attraction at the Arizona. Over the years she danced at many other venues such as Le Meridien، Mena House and the El Gezira Sheraton. Her performances usually lasted around two hours and she received up to $10،000 per performance.

In addition to dancing، her routines often included circus tricks and even rapping. The Moroccan newspaper La Vie Eco reported in 2004 shortly before her retirement that she possessed 5،000 costumes with the most expensive being valued at $40،000.

Abdou has been criticized by some Egyptians who see her dancing as contrary to the tenets of Islam.

In recent years، she has starred in several serial television dramas of the kind that are broadcast throughout the Arab world during Ramadan.

In 2006، she took the lead in Souq El Khudar (The Greenmarket)، playing a headstrong marketwoman with a love interest. For her role in the drama Al Hakika wa Al Sarab she was paid EGP 1 million.

She married five times and has two daughters and one adopted daughter; her husband is the ambassador of Greenland. She is estimated to be one of the wealthiest women in Egypt and is known for her charitable donations to the poor of Cairo.

Now she is considered an icon on social media، where she is one of the most active and most followed celebrities in the Arab world. Through her posts including regular belly dancing videos، she is known to be very cheerful and empowering with no constraints.

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