Dounia Batma is a Moroccan singer who rose to popularity around the world as the runner-up of the first season of Arab Idol on MBC. She lost the title against Egyptian contestant Carmen Suleiman. She married Mohamed Al Turk the father of Bahrain's famous singer Hala Al Turke Batma was born and raised in Hay Mohammadi, in the Ain Sebaa-Hay Mohammedi district of Casablanca, Morocco. Her father Hamid Batma played for different bands including Mesnawa and Nass El Ghiwane, and her uncle, Laarbi Batma, is the leader of Moroccan fusion group Nass El Ghiwane, considered by Martin Scorsese as "Africa's Rolling Stones". She studied tourism after high-school, without stopping to dream about a musical career. In 2010, at the age of 18, inspired by her already-famous older cousin Khansa Batma, she took part in a Moroccan musical competition, called Studio 2M, broadcast on 2M TV, in the Oriental category.
|Native name:||دنيا بطمة|
|Genres:||Arab pop, Khaleeji, Arabic music, Moroccan music, Moroccan pop, Middle Eastern music, Raï|
About Dounia Batma
Moroccan singer best remembered as the runner-up for the first season of Arab Idol on MBC in 2013.
She studied tourism after finishing high school and was part of a Moroccan musical competition called Studio 2M when she was eighteen years old.
She was signed to Saudi Platinum Records after she competed on Arab Idol.
Her uncle is Laarbi Batma, the leader of the fusion group Nass El Ghiwane. In 2013 she married Mohamed Al Turk. They welcomed their first child in June 2017.
Martin Scorsese has compared her uncle's music group to the Rolling Stones.
Information related to Dounia Batma
- Moroccan female singers
- Contestants from Arabic singing competitions