Born: 25 October 1971. Majid Abdul Ameer (ماجد عبد الأمير), an Iraqi singer, was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and after his birth moved to live in Kuwait, Jahra Province. He lived there until the Iraqi invasion into Kuwait, and studied Engineering, hence the title Majid "Al Muhandis (المهندس)," which means "The Engineer" in Arabic. Majid was raised in a simple Muslim family, where he was diligent about work, finishing his University studies, and an interest in the arts. Majid wanted to enter the field of art, despite his family's opposition and anger in the matter, so he opposed his parent's desire and finished University education in addition to learning the art of Music. Majid worked as a tailor for several years and bought himself his first 'oud (Arabic musical instrument, predecessor to the Medieval European lute) to train in Music.