Mayam Mahmoud
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Egypt's first veiled rapper, Mayam Mahmoud

25 November 2013 Last updated at 06:16 GMT

Mayam Mahmoud is Egypt's first rapper who wears a hijab.

The 18-year-old recently made it to the semi-finals of the talent show Arab's Got Talent and spoke to the BBC about why she feels it is important to express herself in this way.‚Äč