Arif is a Pakistani Painter
Few days ago, the video of a painter named Muhammad Arif singing different Arijit Singh songs took over social media. Since then, many came forward to ask different local artists to give him a chance.
Soon, we had reports that Coke Studio starlet Aima Baig was going to sing a duet with Muhammad Arif. Aima’s manager and sister Komal, however, has cleared the air on the matter.
Speaking to Express Tribune, Komal said, “Let’s be clear that it is not a collaboration. They aren’t singing a duet yet. He will be opening Aima’s concert in Lahore on Independence Day this year.”
She further added, “The concert itself is about promoting new Pakistani talent and it seems like a fitting platform for Arif to get his big break.”
Komal also revealed Muhammad Arif will be getting a makeover from Nabila’s salon and designer Munib Nawaz. His 17-minute long mashup of Arijit songs spread like wildfire on social media, so much so that people from both India and Pakistan tweeted the video, tagging different singers to bring it to their attention.
This pakistani painter has left @ARIJIT__SINGH behind. Here this soulful version of channa merya . Please retweat this to let this talent to reach out to world. Singers aur kalakaron se guzarish hai is ki madad ki jaey thanks .. pic.twitter.com/PuStZ5PyAn— Zeeshan Mehdi (@Iamzeeshanmehdi) August 5, 2018
That painter singer has such a brilliant voice and what command over sur. Loved his singing.
This man deserves to go viral, to all my brown friends please rt this he needs a right platform to show his talent. His name is Arif pic.twitter.com/Ej5gkzLixz— Hiza. (@hariaziza) August 2, 2018
Some Indian users tagged Bollywood bigwigs such as Vishal Dadlani, Shreya Goshal and Arijit himself, hoping to land Muhammad a chance.
So I saw this on fb and decided we need to make this guy just as famous if not more than the #chaiwala. Apparently he’s from Pakistan and just listen to his voice for yourself 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/tGh3nYbdLq— Bayek of Siwa (@Classikhman) August 2, 2018