About Effat Nagui1905 - 1994. In 1963, Effat Nagui was chosen as one of the Egyptian artists to participate in a journey to Upper Egypt. This trip was organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture to visit and witness the stages of work in the Aswan Dam and record ancient Nubia before being submerged by the waters of the dam. Ten years prior to this date, Effat Nagui was married to artist Saad El Khadem, researcher in heritage and popular art. This stage in her life was a turning point for Effat Nagui, one that raised her at the peak of artists in Egypt and the Arab world and established her as one of the greatest artists in the world.