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Abdullah Siddiqui becomes latest Pakistani to make it to Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia

Abdullah Siddiqui

Abdullah Siddiqui, the young singer-songwriter and the electropop prodigy who took Pakistan’s indie music platform by storm has successfully made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list.

The young singer-songwriter who took start fame through his original track Resistance on Nescafe Basement’s Season 5 in 2019, announced the exciting news on social media. “Forbes 30 Under 30. I’m completely stunned and so incredibly grateful,” he said. “To everyone who helped me get here, thank you.”

Read more: 4 Pakistanis make it to Forbes 30 under 30 for North America

According to the American business magazine, which titles him as a producer, “Siddiqui began producing English-language electronic music at the age of 11 and started releasing it as an independent artist when he was 16.”

It added, “The native of Lahore has appeared on Nescafé Basement, a Pakistani TV series that showcases the music of underground artists. He has written and produced music for some prominent singers in Pakistan, including Fawad Khan, Meesha Shafi, Shamoon Ismail and Aima Baig.”

This Lahori boy has appeared on Nescafé Basement, a Pakistani TV series that showcases the music of underground artists. He has written and produced music for some prominent singers in Pakistan, including Fawad Khan, Meesha Shafi, Shamoon Ismail and Aima Baig, it added.

However, many big names publicly congratulated Abdullah Siddiqui on this huge achievement. Celebrities like Ushna Shah, Ayesha Omar, Meesha Shafi, Faisal Kapadia, and others, congratulated the young songwriter on accomplishing the feat.

The 30 Under 30 list recognizes and highlights the next generation of talent. Siddiqui’s achievement comes under the entertainment and sports category.

Moreover, another UK-based Pakistani chef Zahra Khan was named amongst the world’s most impactful and game-changing entrepreneurs. She also belonged from Lahore who made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List in the retail and E-commerce category.

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