Ahmed Chawki – Moroccan singer and songwriter.
Ahmed Chawki was born on 31 May 1982 in a Moroccan city Tetouan. He was interested in music since childhood. He had never missed a performance or a rehearsal at the school theater, where he could show his vocal talents. Ahmed has several awards for successful participation in numerous school concerts. After finishing high school, the young man decided to become a professional artist and enrolled in National School of Theatre and Singing. Ahmed enjoyed the western music, studied music theory, and tried hard to find his own style.
The first signs of fame appeared in 2000 when the musician earned a prestigious award at an Arabian music festival "Maison du Littoral". He managed to acquire some fans and found fellow musicians to form a group with. They called the band La Paloma. The artists worked on mixing Arabic and Moroccan music with a touch of flamenco. The band was very popular on the local level. It earned several awards for its work. Ahmed showed up on some TV shows, attended contests and festivals. During that period, Chawki recorded several solo songs, such as "La Paloma", "Ya Lmima" и "Sinine".
The real breakthrough in the music industry for Ahmed happened in 2012. Back then, Chawki and other Arabic musicians worked on a pan-Arab operetta. The project inspired the artist to write the song "Habibi I Love You". The single combined Arabian rhythms and western melodies. Overall, the song was classified as part of the pop dance genre. It became a big hit all over Europe and gave the long awaited jump-start to the musician’s career.