The Kashmir Valley is popular all over the world in many respects, but now the name of occupied Kashmir is becoming popular all over the world because of a young ‘rapper’ there.
Mehka Ashraf, a 19-year-old rapper from Srinagar, Occupied Kashmir, has the honor of being the first female rapper in the Janat Nazeer Valley.
According to Hira Azmat’s article published in Dawn Icon, Mehka Ashraf started singing ‘Rapper’ when she was a ninth grader.
Inspired by the story and struggle of American ‘rapper’ and musician ‘Aminum’, Mehka Ashraf has also given his name ‘Manaim Um’.
Mahak Ashraf alias Manaim Um, 19, is currently studying to complete her bachelor’s degree from Government Women’s College, Srinagar, but so far she has become popular in Pakistan and India, including across the Valley, for her unique singing style.
Manaim Um came to prominence in 2016 when the occupying Indian army martyred Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhanuddin Wani there.
Educational institutions were closed for six months due to tensions in the valley following the martyrdom of the Hizbul Mujahideen commander, during which Mehka Ashraf started singing ‘Rapper’ and soon came to the notice of the people.
In Kashmir Valley, most of the ‘rapper’ or ordinary singing is done by men and it is considered defective for girls to come in the world of music. However, Mehka Ashraf alias Manaim Um did not take such things into consideration Identified.
Manaim Um was initially introduced to the radio by a local FM radio host and later she started working as a singer with a musical band of 2 boys and soon managed to get people’s attention.
According to Manaim Um, as a girl, her involvement in ‘rapper’ singing was considered flawed and initially her parents also opposed her singing but later her parents gave up on her hobby and started supporting her. Started
According to Manaim Um, she was initially told that she was singing just to gain fame and was also called Indian singer Dhanchak Pooja.
Manaim Um said that now people know that she was not singing ‘Rapper’ just for the sake of fame but she wants to get a place through it.
He named American singer and rapper Nicki Minaj, Car DB, Drake and Fifty Percent as his favorite rappers.
Mehka Ashraf alias Manaim Umm has released more than 15 songs so far, some of which he composed himself.
Manaim Um has so far performed as a ‘rapper’ in various shows in Srinagar and most of her songs tell the story of Indian atrocities in the Kashmir Valley, including love of homeland and land.
Manaim Um also wants to release songs on environmental pollution and animal protection in the future while she also wants to bring the political and social issues of Kashmir Valley to the world through her unique singing.
Unlike ordinary rappers, Manaim Um’s songs do not show young girls in semi-nude outfits, nor do their songs show alcohol and smoking, but in their songs they bring up the issues of Kashmir Valley.