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Samira Said
سميرة سعيد
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Background information
Birth name Samira Bensaïd
Also known as Samira Said
Born (1962-01-10) January 10, 1962 (age 56)
Rabat, Morocco
Origin Morocco
Genres Arabic music, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, entrepreneur
Years active 1975–present
Labels MegaStar
Mazzika
EMI Arabia
Alam El Phan
Rotana Records
Golden Cassette
Moriphone
Sawt El Emarat
Al Forsan
Website SamiraSaid.net

Samira Said (سميرة سعيد, native name: Samira Bensaïd; born January 10, 1962 in Rabat, Morocco) is a Moroccan singer.

Career

Samira Said was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco. She began singing at the age of 9 and discovered on a music program on Royal Moroccan TV, Mawaheb. She began to sing professionally and recorded many Moroccan songs such as "Kifash Tlakina" ("How we Met"), "Fayetli sheftek shi marra" ("I've seen you once") and "Sarkouh" ("They Stole Him"), not to mention "Al Behhara" ("Mariners"). Her singles included "Maghlouba" ("Beaten") and "Wa'ady" ("My Love"). In 1980 she represented Morocco in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 singing Bitaqat Hub placing 18th out of 19 contestants.