Biography of Cheb Mami

Ahmed Khelifati Mohamed better known by his stage name Cheb Mami, (born in Saïda, Algeria on July 11, 1966) is an Algerian-born raï singer. He sings and speaks in Algerian Arabic, French and sometimes, as on Layali, in Egyptian Arabic. Cheb Mami is currently imprisoned in France, where he was recently found guilty of drugging and forcing a former partner to undergo an abortion (that ended in failure). A court in Paris found him guilty at trial and sentenced him to 5 years in prison.

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