Nesma Mahgoub




I am an Egyptian singer and musician, born in Cairo, Egypt. In 2011, I was the first Egyptian female artist to win the Middle East version of the international Reality Show “Star Academy” in its 8th season.

I was trained by the famous soprano, Dr. Neveen Allouba & now by the CVT (Complete Vocal Technique) authorized vocal coach, Sherif Al Dabaa, and won several prizes in the European competition “Jugend Musiziert” in Germany.

I released her first album “Hatolly eh” in 2012. In 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts in Performance and a Theater minor from The American University in Cairo, Egypt.

I starred in many musicals done by The American University in Cairo, like the opera, “Dido & Aeneas”, “The Telephone” and the famous musical, “Les Miserables” and “Ellela Elkebira” produced by Fabrica, an Egyptian Musical Theatre company founded by Dr. Neveen Allouba.

I also played the lead role of a new Arabic original musical “Donia Habibty” with the famous actor, Kamal Abu Raya. The musical shows her unique talent as a singer, actress, and dancer and was directed by the famous director, Galal El Sharkawy.

I sing in many languages, like Arabic, English, Italian, French, German, Latin, and even Hindi. I love singing in different styles as well, like Oriental, Pop, Rock, Opera, and much more.

I was the music director of huge musical projects in the TV Show “Sahibat Al Saada” TV, hosted by the famous artist, Essad Yunis, where my partner, Shady Elhalawany, my band, my co-singers and I created and performed medleys of the most famous international songs from around the world and famous songs from the Middle East. These episodes were very successful and were aired many times on TV upon audience demand.

I also recorded various songs for movies, like ElKenz 1 & 2, TV series, like Layaly Eugenie, ads, like NBE Ramadan ad, and also dubbed different cartoon characters, like Queen Elsa in Disney's animation movies (Frozen I & II).

After my first album release, I released some singles in the last few years, like “Hob Ekhwat”, “Mestaghraba”, “Wujuh” and “Kol Shams W Liha Del”, which was the hit song of my recent EP, “Arouma”, in 2021.

Recently, I sang in Egypt's biggest international event, The Pharaoh's Golden Parade. It was covered by more than 400 national and international TV channels.

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Art Type:



Cairo, Egypt


Singer (Vocalist)


Acoustic, Alternative, Ballad, Fusion, Indie, Pop, Rock, World Music

Events Type:

Festival, Public Event, Corporate Event, Bachelor Party, Exhibition


German, English, Arabic

Awards and Recognition

Awarded “Best Talent” in Sahebat Al Saada TV Show, Middle East Music Awards (MEMA)

Awarded 2nd Prize, Final Round, in the German competition “Jugend Musiziert” in the category Duet Ensemble, Erlangen/Germany

Awarded 1st Prize, Final Round, in the German competition “Jugend Musiziert” in the category Solo Musicals, Essen/Germany

Awarded “Best Female Youth Singer” at DearGuest

Nominated as “Best Female Singer” at Murex D’or

Awarded 1st Prize, Final Round, in the German competition “Jugend Musiziert” in the category Solo Pop Singing, Germany

Awarded “Best Singer” at Arab Satellite Festival

Awarded 1st Prize, Round 2, in the German competition “Jugend Musiziert” in the category Solo Opera Singing, Thessaloniki/Greece

Awarded “Best Movie Song” in Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA) for her song, “Elhob Elmostaheel” in the Egyptian movie, ElKenz

Awarded “Best Female Youth Singer in 2012” in Middle East Music Awards (MEMA)

Winner of ME Star Academy 8

Group Members

Mohamed Shebl


Shady Elhalawany



Acoustic Guitarist

Omar Ahmed

Lead Guitarist

Eslam Eltony


Mohamed Alashry


Sameh Shaaban


Hussein Elmeligy



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Nesma Mahgoub