The eight-year-old singer came into the spotlight with her rendition of ‘Bol Hu’
Eight-year-old Hadia Hashmi won us all over after making her singing debut with Bol Hu on NESCAFÉ Basement.
The singing sensation said that no one in her family sings and that she has grown up listening to Noor Jehan’s melodies.
“I have grown up listening to Noor Jehan’s songs. I often put them on repeat on my tape recorder. She is my idol” Hadia said in an appearance on SAMAA TV’s morning show Naya Din.
Hadia has been singing since the last one and a half year to be precise. She said that her passion for music has been encouraged by her parents, especially her father Ziauddin Hashmi.
“My parents have always supported my singing. They believe that people can pursue singing while getting their education,” said Hadia.
Hadia’s music teacher Ziaul Haq said that he knew Hadia would become very famous when he heard her singing for the first time. “She is very determined and I know she will become a star,” he said. “We just had to work on her higher notes.”
NESCAFÉ Basement showcased young talent during its fifth season. Young people training at Surtaal Music Academy were given this opportunity.
Sultan Muhammad Fateh Shah, who is a part of Pakistan’s youngest band, appeared on the show too. His band’s song ‘Pyaar Diyan Gallan Kro Gee’ became an instant hit as soon as it aired on the show.
The song featured seven other young vocalists, including Rajea Iman, Samiya Gohar, Fizza Batool, Muhammad Abu Bakar, Sultan Muhammad Syed Haider, Shujaat Ali, and Ali Mahoon.
Sultan Muhammad Fateh, who is a big fan of Atif Aslam, said that he has become an icon for his older brother and two younger sisters.
Hadia and Fateh are incredibly talented. They are also learning to play harmonium and guitar alongside focusing on their singing, said Haq.