Anghami Signs Global Arab Megastar Amr Diab Exclusively On His Past And Upcoming Music

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amr Diab, the global Arab megastar and best-selling Middle Eastern artist of all time, is moving exclusively to Anghami.

Anghami Inc. (“Anghami”) (NASDAQ: ANGH), the leading music and entertainment streaming platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today announced an exclusive partnership that will see the entire audio and video catalog of legendary Arabic singer Nay Label and future releases available only on Anghami.

Amr Diab, the most streamed Arab singer in the world, is Anghami’s No. 1 artist, with nearly a billion streams. The strategic move, which aims to further differentiate Anghami’s vast selection of music and podcasts, will now allow fans to enjoy Amr Diab’s vast collection of hits from his own label as well as future albums and music videos for free. exclusively on Anghami.

The announcement comes just weeks after Anghami’s historic listing on the U.S. Nasdaq stock market, in which Anghami became the first Arab tech company to become a publicly traded company. With the acquisition of Nay’s existing repertoire, as well as all of Amr Diab’s upcoming releases, Anghami will solidify its position as the ultimate destination for lovers of the megastar’s unique songwriting style and melodic voice – attributes that propelled it to the top of the charts. and made him one of the only Arab artists to achieve international fame, with his hits performed and appreciated around the world. This agreement marks the beginning of a long and strategic partnership between the two parties.

“I am very excited about this new venture, which will allow me to better connect with my fans and reach new music lovers around the world. I chose Anghami because it is a local platform that s “is internationally acclaimed and proudly showcases Arab culture to the world. I share Anghami’s vision of developing strong local talent and making their voices heard globally,” said Amr Diab. “This partnership doesn’t end there – it’s the start of a much larger strategic collaboration with Anghami – together we’ll make some noise!” continues Amr Diab.

“Anghami offers its users a vast ecosystem of music, videos, podcasts, events and more – it also allows creators to curate and share their voice with the world. We feel both privileged and honored to partner with the one and only global Arab megastar Amr Diab and reward fans with his wealth of his own label and future music, now available exclusively on Anghami. We are committed to providing the best and unique experience to our users and helping the local creator community unleash its full potential, enabling Arabic content to reach the world,” said Eddy Maroun, co-founder and CEO of Anghami. “We will continue to invest in original and exclusive content,” he added.

“We want to provide our users around the world with the best content and, in addition to offering all international music and podcasts, we are committed to being at the forefront of Arabic content and bringing it to the world stage. The signature of a multi-year exclusive licensing agreement with the top Arab star is just the beginning of our commitment. Amr Diab’s audio and video content will not be accessible on any other streaming platform and will be made available for free Anghami users only,” said Mary Ghobrial, Anghami’s Director of Strategy and Operations.

Amr Diab has achieved wide acclaim for creating a unique style that has been dubbed “Mediterranean music” due to its blend of Western and Egyptian rhythms. As a result, it has become extremely popular throughout the Mediterranean as well as the MENA region. Recognized as the first Arab and Middle Eastern artist to begin producing high quality music videos, Diab became the first Egyptian and Middle Eastern artist to have a number one hit on the Billboard World Albums Charts.

To listen to Amr Diab’s extensive Nay Label audio and video catalog and all upcoming releases for free, download the Anghami app now.

About Anghami Inc.

The most established and fastest growing premier music technology platform in the Middle East and North Africa, Anghami is the go-to destination for Arab and international music and entertainment, creating artists and connecting people. With its vast ecosystem of music, podcasts, events and more, Anghami provides the tools for anyone to create, organize and share their voice with the world.

Launched in 2012, Anghami was the first music streaming platform in the MENA region to digitize music from the region. Today, it has the largest catalog comprising 72 million songs and licensed content from major Arabic labels, independent artists and distributors, available to 75 million registered users. Anghami has established over 40 Telco partnerships to facilitate customer subscriptions and acquisitions, alongside building long-term relationships with and featuring music from major music labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and the Merlin Network and is constantly licensing and producing new and original content. Based in Abu Dhabi, Anghami has offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo and Riyadh and operates in 16 countries in the MENA region and has recently expanded into the United States and Canada, with Europe in the pipeline. It is the only service available in English, Arabic and French, and remains close to its customers, not only thanks to its pan-regional presence but also via the 56 million user data points it generates every day.

To learn more about Anghami, please visit: https://anghami.com

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