Sad news for Cheb Mami fans. Speculation had been rife that Prince Of Rai is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 52, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 16/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a singer isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouCheb Mami was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Cheb Mami was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouCheb Mami”
— @universalObserver, 15 Aug 2018
“I thought Cheb Mami retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 15 Aug 2018
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