Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known internationally by her first name, was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia, so this Thursday the famous artist is celebrating her 46th birthday, and although over the years she has stood out in the scenarios, what few know is that before being a singer she was an actress, and starred in the soap opera “El Oasis” when she was 17 years old.
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Only daughter of William Mebarak Chadid, of Lebanese origin, and Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, of Catalan descent. She started her career as a child by appearing on radio and television shows. Before she was ten years old, she was already writing songs and she was in the television contest “Looking for a child artist” in 1988, in which she was the winner, demonstrating that she had the talent to excel in the medium.
Before reaching the age of majority, Shakira signed her first recording contract with Sony Music Colombia, a company with which she recorded Magia (1991), with songs she had composed between the ages of eight and thirteen, followed by Peligro (1993). But it was her participation in the Viña del Mar Song Festival in 1993 that opened the doors to all of Latin America. Her third album was Pies descalzos (1995), which included songs like “I’m here”, “White dreams” and “Where are you, heart?”
Shakira was an actress before reaching the stage
It was between 1993 and 1994 when the famous Colombian starred in the telenovela “El Oasis”, made by Cenpro TV, together with the actor Pedro Rendón, who, unlike his partner in the melodrama, partially distanced himself from the forums, because his life took a turn for the worse. turn when approaching God after experiencing serious health problems. In the story, the young people lived a forbidden romance due to the conflicts between their families.
The plot of the telenovela, the only one in which Shakira worked, revolved around the character of Luisa María, played by the Barranquillera, who was 17 years old at the time, and was very different from how she is seen today. when he turns 46 amid the controversy over his separation with Gerard Piqué, father of his children Milan and Sasha, and for the songs he has dedicated to him, especially the one that was released this month together with the Argentine DJ Bizarrap, “BZRP Music Sessions #53”.
Some local media affirm that the melodrama starring a young Shakira was broadcast with relative success in Colombia and some other countries such as Venezuela and Ecuador, however, it is striking that there are very few records that still exist, because on social networks, Like YouTube, you can only find some fragments in which the Colombian is seen with curly and dark hair.
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Unrecognizable: this is how Shakira looked in the soap opera “El Oasis” before she became a singer (IMAGES) – LaPatilla.com