Pakistan’s music producer Abdullah Siddiqui makes it to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

01:35 PM | 20 Apr, 2021
Pakistan’s music producer Abdullah Siddiqui makes it to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

KARACHI – Abdullah Siddiqui, one of Pakistan’s leading music producer and artist, has been named and listed on the prestigious FORBES 30 Under 30 Asia 2021 list. At 20, Abdullah Siddiqui is the youngest, and only, Pakistani within the field of Entertainment and Sports to appear on the coveted list for 2021.

“As Asia sees the light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel, activists, entrepreneurs, scientists and young leaders on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021 list are hard at work realizing the new normal. After the toughest year in their generation, these 300 Millennials and Gen Zs have persevered to survive and even thrive despite long lockdowns, restricted travel and uncertainties on all fronts. Selected from over 2,500 nominations and vetted by our team of reporters and a panel of A-list judges, these trailblazers are unparalleled examples of determination, hard work, and innovation.” - Forbes

Speaking about this achievement, Abdullah Siddiqui has said: “I’m so thrilled to be included and recognized. I’m deeply grateful right now to everyone who’s listened to my work and supported me over the years. Really a surreal moment.”

Recognised by FORBES for his groundbreaking work as a music producer, Abdullah Siddiqui began producing English-language electronic music at the age of 11 and started releasing it as an independent artist when he was 16. Born and bred in the cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore, Siddiqui fell on the underground/indie music circuit radar when he made his Forever South (FXS) debut, the net label co-founded by artists Rudoh and Dynoman with the experimental track, ‘Fiction’. Since then, he has appeared on True Brue TV, Nescafe Basement, Coke Fest, and Pepsi Battle of the Bands while headlining various concerts across the country.

Siddiqui has also released three critically acclaimed full-length albums and a multitude of singles, most recently the first-ever English language PSL official anthem for Peshawer Zalmi, Kingdom, which currently sits at over 4 million views. He has written and produced music for some prominent singers in Pakistan, including Fawad Khan, MeeshaShafi, Shamoon Ismail, and Aima Baig.

Siddiqui has also been nominated four times at Lux Style Awards in various music categories. His innovative second album Heterotopia featured collaborative tracks with MeeshaShafi, Zoe Viccaji, Shamoon Ismail, Natasha Noorani, and Aima Baig. Earlier this year, Siddiqui released Dead Beat Poets, the third collection of the stories he tells through his songs. Dead Beat Poets marked a departure from Siddiqui using obscure Greek words to describe the complex nature of each of his albums. Indeed, Abdullah Siddiqui wears the hats of composer, writer, and producer/engineer, for all his productions and is all set to release his fourth album in the summer of 2021.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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