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Manoj Muntashir: Credit to a Lyricist Is Our Right, Not a Prize

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New-age Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir says recognition is the right of every creative person. He adds that although award-winning lyricists do get due recognition these days, there still exists an ignorance about lyrics writers, which discourages many budding talents to pursue good writing. “One has to give due credit to the lyricist and some of my colleagues including Swanand Kirkire, Varun Grover, Amitabh Bhattacharya and others are raising their voice in the . Look, no one is doing a favour by giving credit to a lyricist. It is our right, not a prize. I am not talking it for myself because I always got my credit. But many budding lyricists do not get that and the fact surely is a sign of discouragement,” Muntashir told IANS. On The Kapil Sharma Show, Manoj Muntashir Narrates How He Chose His Career over Marrying His Love in 1997

The lyricist who has written some memorable songs lately, including “Teri mitti” in last year’s -starrer “Kesari”, added: “In the western world, there is a culture of singer-songwriters. In Bollywood, we work as a team of lyricist, composer, and singer. Everyone should understand that.” Manoj is also known for penning recent superhit songs like “Galliyan” (“Ek Villain”), “Kaun tujhe” (“M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”) and “Phir bhi tumko chaahunga” (“Half Girlfriend”), among many others. Teri Mitti Fame Lyricist Manoj Muntashir Speaks Up Against Nepotism in Bollywood, Shares Video of a Talented Village Kid Dancing to Govinda’s Songs

Talking about his process of writing songs and poetry, he said: “I think poetry comes from the experience of life. From the way you observe the force of life, people, their emotions — it becomes poetry, an expression of a poet. It becomes ‘Teri mitti’. Also, you see, expressing your thoughts in a paragraph is different from writing just four lines to express yourself, in the form of poetry. So, yes, one can truly say that poetry is the labour of love.”

According to Muntashir, while words and good composition matter, casting the right voice for a song is equally important. “An average voice also can bring life to good lyrics but I would say that a great, rather a correct voice, can immortalise a song. There are songs that are meant for some and when you hear them after ages, you realise why the song became timeless.”

Citing the example of the immortal Lata Mangeshkar song, “Lag gale”, he said: “The song is from the 1964 film, ‘Woh Kaun Thi?’. Today, after so many years, when we listen to the song, can we imagine anyone else than Lata Mangeshkar? That is the power of that magnetic voice. I am very conscious about selecting the right voice for my songs.”

Who is his favourite playback singer? “That is a bad question, how can I choose? As I said, some songs are meant for them but that does not mean others are not good. Having said that, there is something very special about Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik, Jubin Nautiyal and Neeti Mohan. There is something about their voice that adds a soul to my lyrics. Neha Kakkar also has her style and some songs are meant for such a voice,” he said.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 10, 2020 11:45 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Matias A’vone Is Paving His Own Path in the Music Industry

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Matias A’vone, a rapper from Washington, D.C. is making several news publications with his extraordinary rapping and singing skills. The musician has become an inspiration for many youngster’s who wish to pursue their passion for music in ’s ever evolving music industry.

His music is available on all major streaming sites and he is steadily increasing in popularity on his social media platforms. With his skilled song writing, the rap musician Matias A’vone is helping to pave the way for future rising D.C. artists.

Matias A’vone knows a lot about making music being a self taught rapper and singer. He’s even gone the extra mile to mix and master many of his own tracks. This has allowed him to network successfully with many music acts. In fact Matias has been connected to a few major names in the industry such as Chloe x Halle. Back in 2012 Matias helped Chloe and Halle win the fifth season of Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” resulting in the two making a cameo on Austin and Ally, as well as going on to sign with Beyoncé. He discovered the two singers competing and used his massive following to shift the votes into their favor over several rounds. Over the years Matias has maintained his relationship with the two.

Matias also worked with Mindless Behavior member, Princeton Perez. The two share the song “Show You”, which currently boasts over 50 thousand streams on Spotify. The track was originally released to SoundCloud back in 2018 racking up over 1 Million streams on the platform. The song appears on his latest project “Emotional Support”.

In a very scarce amount of time, he has risen to a new height in the hip-hop world as well as making a mark for his hometown.

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Mika Singh: Get Off Social Media and Help People Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mika Singh feels people ought to stop indulging in Twitter sermonising and do some actual work if they want to pitch in with help amidst the Covid pandemic. The singer has initiated a food service (Langar Seva) under his NGO, and had kickstarted his efforts on offering free meals to bus drivers, street kids, poor and the needy. “When the Farmers’ Protest took place and the farmers needed help, people indulged in Twitter-baazi, they kept tweeting that we will do this and we will do that, but nothing came out of it. There is no need to show support on Twitter, step outside and help, do the actual bit. Sameera Reddy Shares Few Tips To Tackle Post-COVID 19 Weakness (Watch Video).

“Whenever there is an issue, people just hop onto Twitter and start writing. It’s my humble request to people, do actual help and stop making bayaan baazi (sermonising) on Twitter,” said Mika. Mika has been an avid supporter of the farmers’ protest and still supports the cause, but believes that Covid is a bigger issue and everyone should start doing their bit. Akshay Gives a Shout Out to His African Fan Club For Donating Food Items to the Disabled.

He said: “I am certain that the government will take a decision. There is no one bigger than government and this matter (the farmers’ protest) should be resolved quickly. But right now, people are dying of hunger rather than coronavirus. We should also worry about people who are still alive and on road. People on road need food, the unemployed need food, people don’t have drinking water, clothes to wear and place to sleep, and it’s time we take living into consideration as well.”

Asked whether the entertainment industry was facing a backlash for not doing enough for people and just making tall claims on social media platforms, Mika replied: “I love Bollywood and I respect it. See, there are people who are actually doing good work and helping others, but there is huge brigade of people who just want to wear expensive shoes and watches. To that I say, if god has you with good fortune, please help someone in need as well.”

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 11, 2021 11:31 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Asha Negi Takes a Dig at Celebrities Posing While Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine (View Post)

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TV star Asha Negi on Tuesday took a potshot at celebrities who make a big deal about posing for videos and pictures while getting vaccinated. “To all the actors who are uploading their vaccination videos… yaar awareness ke liye thik hai but please itni overacting mat kiya karo, bohot annoying ho jaata hai (buddy, spreading awareness is a good thing but please cut down on the overacting, it gets annoying)!” Asha said in a note she posted on Instagram. Sameera Reddy Shares Few Tips To Tackle Post-COVID 19 Weakness (Watch Video).

She had a further dig while captioning the note. “Please yaar! Aur haan log pooch rahe hain videographer khud le ja rahe ho ya hospital is providing (people wonder if you took the videographer along or if the hospital provided one)?” went the caption. Friends in the industry as well as fans loved her post. “Someone said it!!” wrote Rahul Sharma said. Bachchan Recites Late Father and Poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Words; Asks Everyone to Come Together To Defeat COVID-19 (Watch Video).

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“Abhi to pata ni kya kya dekhna padega aur kis kis ko.. (who knows what else one will have to see next) @ashanegi,” Nia Sharma wrote, in response to Asha’s post. Meiyang Chang wrote: “Tu hamesha sach bol deti hai jaanemann (you always state facts).” Other TV celebs including Anita Hasnandani, Ravi Dubey, Sanjeeda Shaikh and Heli Daruwala responded with laughter emojis.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 11, 2021 11:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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