Many challenges have been faced by the able Gulf artist, Mohamed Abdo, since his difficult childhood due to his orphanage
During his concert on the stage of Jeddah and singing the words “I am tired of injustice and injustice”, the great Saudi singer Mohammed Abdo’s eyes filled with tears, and the secret of that childhood was revealed.
The father of the artist, Muhammad Abdo, died when the latter was a year and a half old, so he spent his first years in an orphanage. He began his artistic career as an amateur in 1957 through school songs.
He participated in the radio program “Baba Abbas” in 1960, joined the Industrial Institute in Jeddah, and obtained a diploma in shipbuilding. He worked at the beginning of his life in the post office.
The war artist was chosen among the members of a Saudi mission heading to Italy to build ships in 1963, but the trip turned from Rome to Beirut, meaning from building ships to building artistic glory, as he discovered his talent and was adopted by Faeq Abbas Ghazzawi, poet Taher Zamakhshari and composer Omar Kadres.
In 1982, Mohamed Abdo was awarded the title “Artist of the Arabs” by the then Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, who also awarded him the “Bourguiba Medal for Cultural Merit”.
What many people do not know is that the artist Mohamed Abdo retired from singing for 8 years between 1989 and 1997, as he moved away from reviving concerts, for many reasons, most notably his impact on the death of his mother, and to review what he presented in the past, and to plan what he will present in the future.
He has 7 children: Nora, who has the nickname, Wood, Reem, Haifa, Abd al-Rahman, Badr and Dalal, and from his French wife of Algerian origin, he has 3 children: Alia, Khaled and Al-Anoud.