Hamaki Biography


Hamaki (Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed El Hamaki), an Egyptian Super Star of his own kind emerged to life on the 4th of November 1975, Cairo Egypt.


His father was an electric engineer who practiced his work in London, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Who played an integral role towards Hamaki’s professional singing career. However Hamaki’s talent was not discovered at that stage, it all goes back to his childhood as he used to sing for his school’s anniversaries & celebrations.


Hamaki the child had a great ability to listen to any type of music and play it on a number of instruments especially the key board.


Hamaki’s domestic life is just as pleasing as his musical career. He cherishes and dedicates his time with his family.


Hamaki appreciates sport and surprisingly could have been one of the youth players in "El Ahly" football club, his talent should have gave him the chance but it was not written for him to continue. Hamaki yet plays football occasionally and with his musical band crew on play station.


Hamaki loved his music to a great level of detail and passion, and from here he earned his degree in Arabic music and graduated at the Cairo Academy of Arts.
Ever since Hamaki entered the music arena. He made connections with a number of composers and artists and most importantly met Tarek Madkour (One of the most respected and extremely talented Musical arrangers in the middle east, a man of huge achievements and experience with the best artists in the middle east) who took Hamaki on board and decided to support him and raise his talent to another level.
Hamaki managed to introduce himself to the audience through a number of singles. Starting with a song in "Lekaa El Nogoum" album, followed by a single in "Saaedi in the American University" and "Hammaam in Amsterdam" albums, then he took part in the opera band "Eid Ala Eid" at the opening of the Nile TV channels, also Hamaki sang in another opera band with a number of famous Egyptian and Arabic stars in the "El Quds Hatergaa Lena". Hamaki collaborated with Hameed ElShaery and sang a single "Saaltak Habibi" in the album "Bahebek ya Fayrouz".
After all, these experiences and from that point it was all about shaping Hamaki the star and creating his personalized image, style and musical vision. Hamaki’s focus on songs, lyrics and innovation was his ultimate aim during his pre & production process for his first ever coming album. The result was a strongly honest, soulful record ‘Khallina Neysh’ where Hamaki’s personality and musical influence by Tarek Madkour took place. Khallina Neysh was released in 2003 where it integrated with the audience and gained lots of attention and success.
Since the release of ‘Khaleena Ne’eesh’, Hamaki and Madkour unfortunately had some misunderstandings and were not able to produce the second album till 2005 they came back with a single Yana Yanta, which was filmed in Lebanon and resurfaced Hamaki’s appearance and engagement with his fans.
Hamaki and without the existence of Tarek Madkour finally managed to produce his second album Kheles Elkalam summer 2006, after 3 years from his first album ‘Khallina Neysh’. Hamaki awarded his fans what they have been longing for, a stunning hit which blew their minds off and topped their sensations. "Kheles Elkalam" according to the production company "Delta Sound" and the fans is to be one of the most successful albums out in the market. It was the most selling album in the Middle East in 2006..
Hamaki has achieved a remarkable success with his song Ahla Haga Feeky, so he decided to shoot a video clip of the song with 6 models of 6 different Nationalities. It was directed by John Hollingsworth.
At the beginning of 2008, Hamaki was back again with a CD containing three tracks of a very special single song Bahebak Kol Youm Aktar. The original track was rearranged to have another two different genres of the song. It has made a very remarkable & unique success all over The Middle East after releasing its video clip which already has been shot in Dubai.
After that, Hamaki returned strongly with a very hot smash hit Naweeha after two years since his latest album Kheles Elkalam and he proved as always that he will never leave the top singer site for any other one and will not accept anything except being No.1 among the other competing singers. Naweeha Album had the priority to be on the top of high-rated albums list. It has made a very high sales score in Virgin MegaStores. It was recently announced that The Turkish Singer "Mostafa Sundal" have translated the song ‘We Eftakart’ into Turkish and it was released in his latest album. So, we can say that Naweeha Album has achieved a huge success all over the world.
In January 2009, his fifth video clip We Eftakart was shot in Romania. It was a very romantic clip and really made a remarkable success that was admitted by the vast majority of its viewers.
After that, Hamaki was back again to the music market in 2010 with a very special album Haga Mosh Tabeaya which made a great success after its official release remarked with winning the MTV Award as Best Arabia Act.
In 2012, Hamaki launched a new album "Mn Alby Baghany" which was one more step for his success among Middle East singers. He always bets on being different and bringing different music not only to his fans but to the music market. "Mn Alby Baghany", the head song, "Nefsi Aba'a Ganbo", and "Haga Mestakhabeya" were shot as music videos. Moreover, 6 songs from "Mn Alby Baghany" album has been launched into other versions with different languages which is an achievement that is not done by any other Arabic singer in the last ten years.
Hamaki insisted to show up more creative and different in his latest released album "Omroh Ma Yeghib" in August 2015. The album has been gaining success till now with the highest views on Youtube, Anghami, and SoundCloud. It gained even more success as soon as "Ma Balash" music video was launched on Youtube. There were many reviews on social media and press releases praising the idea and creativity of the music video. "Omroh Ma Yeghib" album has been awarded with too many prizes.
Respectively, Mohamed Hamaki has received several awards which are mentioned below in details (on the Awards section).
Mohamed Hamaki’s hard work and passion to creating quality music and new stylized musical techniques was and will continuously be his ultimate aim throughout the years.


Respectively, Mohamed Hamaki has received several awards and here they are:


In 2017:

  • "Best Arabic Singer" in 2016 from "Murex D'or"


In 2016:

  • "Best Middle Eastern Artist" in 2016 from BAMA "Big Apple Music Awards" Festival
  • "Best Singer" & "Best Song" for Ma Balash in 2015 from MEMA "Middle East Music Awards" Festival
  • "Best Album" in 2015 from "Washwasha" magazine


In 2015:

  • "Best Singer" & "Best Album" in 2015 from "Dear Guest" magazine
  • "Best Singer" in 2015 from "Forsan El Gawda Festival"
  • "Best Singer" in 2015 from "The Satellite Channels Festival"


In 2013:

  • "Best Singer" & "Best Album" in 2012 from MEMA "Middle East Music Awards" Festival
  • "Best Singer" & "Best Song" for Mn Alby Baghany in 2012 from "Dear Guest" magazine

In 2012: 

  • "Best Arabic Singer" in 2012 from "Tyche Awards Festival"



In 2010: 

  • "Nogoum FM Music Award" for 2010 Star (The Best Singer), Metaakad the most requested song, Zekrayatak Meeh the best film song
  • "Best Arabia Act" in 2010 by "MTV EMAs"


In 2009:

  • "Best Singer" for this year from "Aviation Club"
  • "Best Album" for 2008 at "Chinese Garden" concert
  • "Best Youth Singer" for 2008 by "El Shark El Awsat" radio station
  • "Best Singer" in 2008 by "Dear Guest" magazine
  • "Best Arabic Singer" for 2008 by "El Garas" magazine


In 2008: 

  • "Naweeha" the Best album in 2008 summer at "Solidaire" concert
  • "Star of Arabic Youth" by "Murex D'or Award 2008"


In 2007: 

  • "Best Song" for "Ahla Haga Feeky" from "Mobinil Music Award"
  • "Best Singer" by "El Ahram El Masaay" newspaper
  • "Best Arabic Singer" for 2006 by "Horeyaty" magazine
  • "Best Singer" for 2006 in "El Mas'ood" festival
  • "Platinum Award" from "EMI" for achieving the highest sales in the Middle East in 2006 by "Kheles El Kalam" album


In 2006:

  • "Best Youth Voice" by "Delta Academy of Science" in 2006
  • "Best Singer" by "Mahragan El Fonoon Wal Thakafa" in 2006
  • "Best Youth Voice" for 2006 by "Layalina" Magazine
  • "Best Youth Singer" and "Best Album" for 2006 by "Filbalad" site
  • "Golden CD" for 2005 by "Akhbar El Nogoum" charts on his single "Yana Yanta"


In 2004:

  • "Oscar Award" from "El Mehwar" channel for his first album "Khaleena Ne'eesh"


In 2003:

  • "Best Arabic Singer" for 2003 by "El Nil Lel Monaw'at" channel
  • "Best Artist" from both Egyptian and Arabic charts