100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Shadia Mansour
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Shadia Mansour

Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Hip hop artist

Country: Palestine

Occupation: Hip hop artist

Shadia Mansour has often been referred to as “the First Lady of Arabic Hip Hop”. She was born in London to Palestinian parents and started singing, in English and Arabic, at the aged five years old. Her talent saw her being asked to appear on Arabic, British, and American TV and radio shows. She soon branched out into rapping and singing R&B and has used her music to criticise the Israeli government.

She has been featured on tracks with artists from Egypt to Europe, and has toured across the US.c