Her father was born and grew up in Tripoli, Lebanon, where he studied and graduated from High School.
She has four siblings, Fatima, Haitham, Zainab, and Shaima". Rouwaida was the first runner-up on the first season of Super Star, the pan-Arab import of "People’s Idol". He met Rouwaida"s mother Najida when he moved to Egypt to specialize in law.
From her early childhood, Rouwaida used to watch Umm Kulthum"s concerts on television and she learned "Enta 3omry" when she was five years old.
Her father was fascinated by her talent and he encouraged her. She studied music and playing oud (an oriental musical instrument) and she was a member in many clubs for preserving the folklore of the Arabic songs.
Rouwaida has quickly risen to fame thanks to the sheer power of her voice, and her skill in using lieutenant Her deep and expressive voice helps her excel in the classical Arabic tarab style and the Levantine dabke style.
She has worked with countless Arab musical giants, such as Lebanese composer Imad Shamseddine (credited with most of Najwa Karam’s success), Lebanese legend Wadih El Safi, and Egyptian composer Salah El Sharnoubi (credited with much of Warda’s later hits).