KARACHI : So far as particular person pursuits in life are involved, certainly there may be by no means an ideal time to observe your ardour. Therefore, should you love one thing, do it when you know you continue to can and have the time.
Residing by this mantra, Karachi-based rapper M.Ok Anwar’s motivation to have his voice heard really grew as the long run appeared extra precarious to him. “I remember going up to different platforms relentlessly, asking them for a shot by showing them what I had written. Being short on financial resources I wanted that somehow I get a sponsor on board to get my material released,” he informed The Categorical Tribune.
Nonetheless more often than not Anwar used to get turned down for one cause or the opposite. “I was almost on the verge of giving up. Then in 2017, I found out that my eyesight disease that had already rendered me with 2% vision could eventually deteriorate into full blindness. At that point I realised that it’s high time I get up and follow my dreams because I don’t know the person I’ll become if I completely lose my vision,” Anwar mentioned.
After getting the possibility to inform his story and showcase his expertise at a TV present hosted by Zarrar Khurro, issues fully circled for Anwar. “Regardless that it was a small phase on the present, I acquired a number of messages from individuals telling me that I used to be an inspiration to them. That made me attempt even tougher and finally I acquired related with a producer with whom I recorded my first monitor Faculty kee kahani.”
Anwar’s first music video got here in 2019 a yr after the music was recorded. “Faculty kee kahani was principally in regards to the fun-loving nature of faculty shenanigans,” he mentioned. Whereas on the floor the music revolved across the innocence of adolescent life, it additionally has a deeper message.
” I have all the time tried to advertise inclusivity for people who find themselves differently-abled. I personally have struggled with a scarcity of inclusivity in our schooling system. Within the video, I’ve proven a personality that has listening to impairment with a lady always decoding issues for him. Then there may be additionally an actor within the video who’s visually impaired like myself. I believe while you give a severe message in a humorous means, it’s simpler,” he mentioned.
That being mentioned Anwar doesn’t need his artwork to be pigeon maintain by audiences. “I don’t want audiences to think that just because I have a disability I will only make songs about challenges and hardships in life. I want my songs to be played in every car and every cafe. My songs touch all kinds of themes,” he exclaimed.
Anwar’s newest monitor Minahil is about an adolescent love story that reveals individuals from the world’s aside join on a mutual floor. Within the rapper’s personal phrases, the music reveals individuals from solely completely different backgrounds join via their ardour for artwork. ” I believe it doesn’t matter how completely different you might be when it comes to habits and sophistication. So long as there’s a connection for one cause or one other, the world conspires to deliver you collectively.”
Having amassed fairly a following for himself with solely two singles out, it solely looks as if a starting for him. “I want international recognition. I want to win a Grammy. I want to win awards in Pakistan. Through fame and recognition, I want to break stereotypes for people with visual impairment.”
Anwar feels that society takes visually-impaired people as set items for jobs reminiscent of that of a hafiz or a trainer. “I want to open doors of the creative industry for differently-abled people. My ultimate goal is to promote inclusivity,” Anwar concluded.
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