Egyptian musician and member of the Musicians Syndicate council, Helmy Abdel Baky, recently revealed the truth behind the rumors regarding the ban on singer Wegz from performing in Egypt.
According to Abdel Baky, Wegz has yet to attend any Musicians Syndicate meetings or sign the decisions taken regarding festival and rap singers, which means he can only sing in Egypt if he signs.
Abdel Baky, speaking on the “Spotlight” program on the “Sada Elbalad” channel presented by Sherine Suleiman, stated that Wegz has not attended any meetings with the Musicians Syndicate and has been performing several concerts outside of Egypt.
However, to perform concerts in Egypt, he must adhere to the decisions made by the Syndicate regarding rap and festival singers.
“The Syndicate does not want to ban any singer from performing, but at the same time, there must be regulations that singers must abide by, especially festival and rap singers, and many of them have already adhered to them.”
Abdel Baky stated that the Musicians Syndicate has resolved the crisis with festival and rap singers by meeting with them and clearly stating that they are against banning any singer from performing.
Still, they will not allow profanity in lyrics.
The Syndicate emphasized the need to adhere to censorship regulations. Festival and rap singers agreed during the meeting to all conditions and signed an agreement not to use inappropriate language in their songs.
The lyrics must pass through the censorship board before being presented to the public.
Abdel Baky clarified during his interview that the famous rap singer Wegz did not attend the meeting and refused to attend and sign the Syndicate’s conditions, unlike other singers.
Therefore, he has been banned from performing in Egypt and will only receive permission to perform once he attends the Syndicate and signs the agreement not to use profanity in his songs or concerts.
Additionally, Abdel Baky added that Wegz only holds concerts outside of Egypt because he has yet to receive permission to perform inside Egypt.
He has yet to come to the Syndicate, and the situation will remain the same until he signs the conditions set by the Syndicate to maintain public decency and prevent profanity.