A solo music artist who is originally from Pakistan but lived most of his music career in LA. Nimar aka an all rounder musician who sings, produces and plays guitar, drums and piano, tells us about his journey of following his music passion!
1) How did you get into music?
I Started music 10 years ago while studying in Beaconhouse Newlands. I Was a part of multiple bands but eventually the bands split and I moved to LA to study cinematic arts and technology from California state university. But I dropped out in my third year and since I loved to travel, I travelled around a bit and then came to Pakistan. That’s when I met my childhood friend Daniyal Zafar, and we jammed a bit and before you know it we decided to go to LA together and make music. We made amazing music there together and got the opportunity to meet many famous singers and producers who helped us evolve as artists as well.
2) What inspired you to play music?
Love Kings of Leon band which is what inspired me to sing and play music.
3) Describe your sound
Hip hop and R&B. I most play western music.
4) Do remember your first performance?
My first ever gig was at Newlands and I was a drummer in the band back then. I still won’t forget my first gig because we got tomatoes and eggs thrown at us. It was really tough because people don’t know how much work we put in. but that’s what us artists have to deal with. There are a lot of people who will pull you down but you have to keep going for what you love.
5) What was your childhood dream?
To become an actor for sure! I did some plays but realised soon enough it wasn’t for me.
6) Is there an interesting story behind any of your songs?
I dated a Christian girl back in LA when I was studying there and 2 years down the line she moved to Netherlands. Hence I decided to move to London to be closer to her but 2 days before my move, she broke up with me and that’s when I wrote Christian girl raincoat. I still moved to London though. But the songs are very close to my heart as they describe my story, what I went through what many people go through and is also very relatable for many people.
7) What are your aims?
Well I aim to be the biggest music artist ever known but realistically I wanna become a well known, developed artist. I want to expand my horizons and not just limit myself to Pakistani music industry.
8) What changes do you hope to see in our music industry?
hope to see western music by Pakistani artists being promoted more and seeing people be more accepting of it.
9) Which musician dead or alive you’d want to jam with and why?
I love so many artists, but I’d love to jam with Post Malone and day!
10) Who is your fashion inspo?
11) Tell us a secret about yourself.
I write down stories that I hears or something that I see on my little note book that I carry with me everywhere I go.
12) What’s next for you?
My solo album is coming out soon which will feature some great other artists! I also eventually plan to go back and finish my last year of university.
13) What’s the secret behind your long, luscious curly locks?
It’s a funny story. So I always wanted to have long curly hair and I met this guy in California on a beach and saw his long curly hair and I asked him what he does to his hair and he said “ just let it flow!” So I stopped using a lot of hair products and I just let my hair grow out. It’s been 3 years now since I’ve been growing them.
14) What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue music?
Do not give up and always love what you do!
Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability
An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.
The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.
According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease. If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.
The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.
Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day
This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.
Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.
These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.
After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.
Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!
5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq
Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.
Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:
- Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life
Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!
- Don’t wait, just take the first step
The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.
- Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely
The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”
- Respect the competition
Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.
- Change is important
Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.
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