Nazeel Azami

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Nazeel Azami
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Background information
Native name নাজিল আবদুল্লাহ আজামি
Birth name Nazeel Abdullah Azami
Born August 1981 (age 33)
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Origin London, England
Genres Islamic, Nasheed, hamd, na'at, World music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, teacher
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Awakening, UMA Global
Associated acts Sami Yusuf
Website www.nazeelazami.com

Nazeel Abdullah Azami (Bengali: নাজিল আবদুল্লাহ আজামি; born August 1981) is an English singer-songwriter of spiritual music who is signed by UMA Global.

Early life[edit]

Azami is of Bangladeshi descent, and grew up in London and Manchester. He went to a primary school in London, secondary schools in three different countries, and graduated with a BSc in Physics with Business Management, and PGCE from the University of Manchester.[1]

Azami developed his music talent at a very young age after his mother encouraged him to memorise and recite classical, traditional poetry and songs. He was further influenced by his maternal uncle who was also a singer-songwriter and poet.[2][3]

Career[edit]

In September 2006, Azami's debut album Dunya was released[4] by Awakening Records.[5] The album combined different languages, themes and cultures.[6] Previously he had featured as a backing vocalist on Sami Yusuf's first album Al-Mu`allim. He sings in a number of languages including, English, Bengali, Arabic and Urdu.[1]

In November 2006, he performed at the Global Peace and Unity Event at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London organised by Islam Channel.[7]

From 2010 to 2011, Azami was previously employed as a secondary and sixth form teacher of Islamic Sciences and Arabic at London East Academy Boys School.[8]

In 2013, after taking a five year hiatus, Azami is due to return with a new music video and album under British record label UMA Global. In July 2014, his single "Allahu" was released. In August 2014, he was interviewed by Sunny and Shay Grewal on BBC London 94.9.[9]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label
2006 Dunya Awakening Records

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nazeel Azami". Awakening Records. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Artists "Artists - Nazeel Azami". Global Peace & Unity Event 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Nazeel Azami". Muslim Hip-Hop. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Dunya: Nazeel Azami". Amazon.co.uk. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Nazeel Azami". Awakening Records. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Dunya". Nazeel Azami. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "The Global Peace and Unity Event 2006". Ethnic Now. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Teaching Staff". London East Academy. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bank accounts, Kabaddi and Nazeel Azami". BBC London 94.9. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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