Jahida holds a BA in Psychology from the Lebanese University and a degree in Oriental Singing from the Lebanese National Superior Conservatory of Music, where she conducted studies about Oud (oriental instrument) playing, lyrical Arabic opera singing, Syriac chant and Qura`nic recitals.
She also holds a Master`s Degree (MA) in Acting and Directing from the Lebanese University – School of Fine Arts. Jahida is a member of both the Professional Musicians Syndicate in Lebanon and the SASEM.
Jahida has played several main acting and singing roles in many avant-garde Lebanese and Arab Directors plays such as “Ayyam Ruba`iyat Al Khayyam” produced by Baalbek International Festival, “Ounshoudat al Matar” directed by the Iraqi Jawad Al Assadi and “Sakhrat Tanios” directed by Gerard Avedissian. Moreover, she has participated in several television series and films. Jahida was awarded the first prize at the Lebanese University for her film “Rassasa Farigha” or void bullet.
She has in her record many songs that vary within classical, Sufi and patriotic. Whereas Jahida opted for lyrics by great Lebanese and International classical and modern poets, she composed the music by herself. Furthermore, she worked with many prominent Lebanese composers such as Wadih El Safi, Elie Shwayri, Zad Multaka, Ziad Boutros, and others…
On the other hand, Jahida has paid tribute to many of the most famous Arab singers such as Oum Koulthoum, Wadih El Safi, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Asmahan, Sayyed Darwish, Mohammed Abdel Muttalib, Feyrouz…
She has performed in many poetry reading events where she has composed music for lyrics by many Lebanese, Arab and International poets such as: Ibn Arabi, Rabi`aa Al`adawiya, Jalal Eddine El Roumy, Badr Shaker Assayyab, Nazek Al Mala`ika, Gibran, Goethe, Adonis, Taghor.
She has worked with Disney Productions on dubbing and recording of children`s musical shows.
She officially represented Lebanon in several seminars and events such as: The Cultural Arabic Festival in Europe / Alrouwwad Al Arab Festival sponsored by the Arab League / The Arab Music Festival in Cairo Opera House/ Jarash Festival in Jordan/ Santa Cecelia Festival in Rome (she was the first Arab singer to sing at this festival)/ Frankfurt`s Book Festival in Germany….
She performed in many concerts in Lebanon and abroad in collaboration with several cultural organizations and artistic institutions on both the regional and international levels. Moreover, several Arabic and international festivals and events have awarded and honored her.
Wherever she went, her love of country and people accompanied her. Jahida expressed her emotions in all the countries where she performed: Tunisia, Algeria, Khartoum, Jarash, Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, Paris, Belgium, Berlin, Rome, Muscat, Cairo, Alexandria, Yemen, Australia, the USA, Canada and several other cities and countries.
Jahida represented Lebanon and the Middle East in the “Arab Women`s Excellence Forum” in Istanbul as well as in one of the world`s most important festivals entitled `Fez Sufi Hymnals` held in Morocco in June 2007.
Her last published work entitled Katabtany comprises musical compositions of her own and lyrics by Gunther Grass, Ahlam Mustaghanmi, Unsi El Hajj,
Talal Haidar, Amal Al Jabboury, Lamee`ah Amara, Al Hallaj, and Abu Firas Al Hamadani.
The album is published by Music Master.