Youssef Chahine is reportedly responsible for the switch to her stage name, "Roubi." She previously appeared in the comedy Film Thakafy in a minor role as a schoolgirl. of debut single "Enta Aref Leih" (2003), was directed by Sherif Sabri and was a hit on most satellite music stations in the Middle East during the summer of 2003. This video caused a huge stir in the media, causing people and critics to criticize the way Roubi appeared in provocative costume of a belly dancer, wandering in the streets of Prague. Despite such opposing and criticism, the successful single brought Roubi into the limelight. The song was composed by the well-known Egyptian musician Mohammad Rahim. Roubi's second video was released in early 2004.
Titled "Leih Beydary Kedah" abd directed by Sherif Sabri, the video again featured provocative contents as the first one. At the last seconds of the video, it showed Roubi 'in the making' with some make-over scenes of makeover by stylists in Beirut, others of her recording songs with Mohammad Rahim and Sherif Sabri. The third music video of the song "El Gharaam (Koll Amma A'ollo Ah)" was accompanied by clips from Roubi's movie, Saba' Wara'aat Kotcheena (7 Playing Cards). The movie was critically distressed by the censorship and governments of Egypt, Syria and many other Arabic countries did not allow its running due to the overt usage of erotic themes and suggestive hints. Directed and produced by Sherif Sabri, it was his first experience in cinema.
Two music videos were released later. One for "Ana Omry Mastaneat Hadd" and the other for "Ghawy" Both are taken from the movie Saba' Wara'aat Kotcheena (7 Playing Cards). "Eba'a Abelni" music video is the latest by Roubi. The music video's theme was set to be ancient Egyptian, with Roubi dancing in set-up studios. The video's version of the song was rearranged by Sherif Sabri.
He also was also the director of the videoclip. Roubi by this time ended up with six videos shot -- and eight tracks in her album. She has been supported by MelodyHits TV. Roubi has been questioned in numerous interviews about her provocative style and suggestive moves, to which she responded that she does not consider herself to be a sex symbol. She was also rumored to be married to her manager, Sherif Sabri, but both her and Sabri have denied the rumor. http://www.rubymania.com/ Read more on Last.fm.
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