Six of the biggest pop stars in the Arab world are coming together with a song to empower those struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Mohamed Munir, Tamer Hosny, Samira Said, Saber Rebai, Wael Gassar and Carole Samaha are teaming up for Enta Akwa (You Are Stronger), which will be released as a music video later this week.
Due to social distancing measures, the stars – who have been promoting the song on their social media channels – are recording their parts of the song and music video separately.
Munir, Said and Hosny have recorded their parts in Egypt, while Rebai is recording his part of the song in Tunisia. Gassar and Samaha are recording their sections from Lebanon.
Writer and poet Medhat el Adl, who is behind the song's lyrics, told Egyptian media that a number of healthcare professionals will also participate in the music video, noting that the visuals were being prepared over a span of 11 days.
El Adl added that the song offers support to those suffering from Covid-19 and aims to bolster the morale of healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients in the region.