Habib Wahid

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Habib Wahid
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Background information
Birth name Habibul Wahid
Born Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Origin Dhaka, Bangladesh
Genres film score, techno, fusion, folk, pop
Occupation(s) Composer, record producer, singer, musician
Instruments keyboards, vocals, guitar
Years active 2000–present
Labels Sangeeta, Ektaar, Laser Vision, Deadline music
Associated acts Kaya, Helal, Shireen, Nancy
Website www.habibwahid.com

Habib Wahid (Bengali: হাবিব ওয়াহিদ; better known as Habib) is a Bangladeshi composer and musician. He is notable for his fusion of traditional Bengali folk music with contemporary techno and urban beats. His music is mainly influenced by British Bangladeshis, while he was living there as a student. He takes folk music and remixes with popular music forms. He remixes songs of composers like Hason Raja, Shah Abdul Karim, Amir Uddin and others with the tunes with hip-hop, reggae, rap and electronica. Famous Bangladeshi Pop singer Ferdous wahid is his father.

Early life[edit]

Habib was born and brought up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended South Breeze School in Dhanmondi. His father, Ferdous Wahid, was a pop singer during the 1970s and 1980s. A few years later, he went to the United Kingdom in pursuit of higher education and studied music and audio engineering at the School of Audio Engineering in London.

Career[edit]

Habib started to work with other Asian music producers such as Karsh Kale. He had already produced and planned his music, however he needed a vocalist to develop his new album. While living in London, he was searching for the vocalist Kaya, a Sylheti restaurant owner.[1] In 2003, Habib released his first album Krishno, which proved to be a success in Britain and Bangladesh. The album Krishno had a mix of folk and modern electronica music, introducing a new genre to the Dhaka music arena.

In the next few years, Habib had released six albums — Maya (2004), Moina Go (2005), Shono (2006), Panjabiwala (2007), Bolchi Tomake (2008) and Obosheshe (2008). He has featured new voices in all of his albums. Besides Kaya, he has showcased singers such as Helal, Julee, Nirjhor, Shireen and Nancy in these albums. Habib debuted as a vocal in "Moina Go" where he performed two soft singles, Din Gelo and Esho Brishti Namai. He also has his father, Ferdous Wahid singing a song in that album. On June 1, 2011 Habib's 8th album Ahoban! was released.[2] The album consists 9 tracks in which three are duet songs with Nancy and Kona and one was sung by Ferdous Wahid. Habib Wahid has released another album named Shadhin in December 2012.

Besides album work, Habib created a number of jingles for the products of Banglalink, Citycell, Pran-up, Meril Beauty Soap and others.

He also has composed songs for movies such as Hridoyer Kotha, Akash Chowa Bhalobasha, Chandragrohon, I Love You, Eito Prem, Third Person Singular Number, Amar Ache Jol, etc. Habib makes songs that "has the essence from the roots of Bangla music", says Kumar Bishwajit while recording a song under direction of Habib Wahid in a movie called Projapoti.

Concerts[edit]

Habib performed his first ever concert in Melbourne on 26 May 2012 and another one in Sydney on 3 June 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Habib is married to Rehan.[3] Their first son, Aleem Wahid, was born on December 24, 2012.

Discography[edit]

Studio Album[edit]

  • Krishno (2003)
  • Maya (2004)
  • Moina Go... (2005)
  • Shono (2006)
  • Panjabiwala (2007)
  • Bolchi Tomake... (2008)
  • Aboseshe (2008)
  • Hridoyer Kotha (2008)
  • Ahoban! (2011)
  • Somorpon (2011)
  • Rong (2012)
  • Shadhin (2012)

Playback Career[edit]

Awards[edit]

Meril Prothom-alo awards:

  • Best Album Award for *Shono (2006)
  • Best Song Award 2006 for Bhalobashbo (movie: Hridoyer kotha)
  • Best Album Award 2008 for Bolchi Tomake (2008)
  • Best Song Award 2009 for Didha (movie: Third Person Singular Number).
  • Best Album Award 2010 for Projapoti (2010)
  • Best Singer male Meril Prothom Alo Awards 2011 : Nominated for the album Awvan
  • Walton Boishakhi Star Award in 2011
  • National Award in 2013[4]
  • Citycell Award 2012
  • CJFB Performance Award 2014 best singer (male)

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