1964, Aachen, Germany
Aida el Ayoubi (Arabic: عايدة الأيوبي; born 1964) is an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Born in Germany to an Egyptian father and German mother, she is known for her many Egyptian patriotic songs. She gained fame in the early 1990s in Egypt and the Middle East for her music. El-Ayoubi is a graduate of Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule in Cairo, and The American University in Cairo where she majored in computer science.
El-Ayoubi completed three albums before going into a career hiatus following the birth of her first child. She is well-known in Egypt and many other Arabic countries for her patriotic and romantic music, heartfelt lyrics, and her soft, soothing voice. She is best known for her hit song A’ala Baly which appeared on her first album.
After more than ten years in retirement, el-Ayoubi produced a new three-track album, Tawasul wa Ragaa’ bi Jah Sidna. It is entirely religion-themed.
In 2011, el-Ayoubi released a single, Bahebek Yabaldy after the Egyptian Revolution, & Ya El Midan featuring Cairokee, which is also about the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square in November 2011. She took part in another duet with Cairokee, producing the soundtrack to a 2013 media campaign launched by Coca-Cola.
- Ala Bali 1991
- Rafiq Umry 1992
- Men Zaman 1993