Thursday, 23 October 2008

The World Of Arab Likes Lionel Richie

In recent years, Richie has become a event in various Arab states, and has performed in Morocco, Dubai, Qatar and even Libya.

According to ABC News reports:

Grown Iraqi men get misty-eyed by the mere mention of his name. "I love Lionel Richie," they say. Iraqis who do not be aware of a word of English can sing an entire Lionel Richie song. He has performed in Morocco, Dubai, Qatar and Libya. There is apparently something up there. The more we spoke, the more he hypothesized as to the reasons his music might be so popular here. He thinks it is because of the easy message in his music: Love.
According to Richie, he was told that Iraqi civilians were playing "All Night Long" the night that U.S. tanks invaded Baghdad.

Said Richie, "I'm huge, huge in the Arab world. The answer as to why is, I don't have the slightest idea.

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