Budding musician Eva B recently took the spotlight in the Recording Academy’s Global Spin series, captivating audiences with her powerful song, Sunrise in Lyari. Eva is recognized as Pakistan’s first female rapper, and her rise to fame is nothing short of remarkable.
In the latest episode of Global Spin, Eva showcases her talent with the performance of her original song – an infectious Balochi rap number that delves into her roots in Karachi, Pakistan, offering listeners a glimpse into her experiences and the vibrant culture of her hometown. Clad in a traditional dress, hijab, and mask, Eva B delivers her captivating verses while roaming the local streets, creating a visually striking and deeply authentic performance.
Despite her undeniable talent and passion for music, Eva faced initial resistance from her family, who worried about the societal implications of pursuing a career in music. In a conservative country like Pakistan, the entertainment industry can be challenging for women, particularly when it comes to finding a partner. However, Eva’s family eventually recognized her dedication and decided to support her anonymously.
Now, she stands as one of the few veiled entertainers in pop culture, using her music to break boundaries and challenge stereotypes. Her participation in the Global Spin series is a testament to her exceptional artistry and the impact she’s making in the industry.
In an interview with a local news outlet, Eva had revealed that she drew inspiration from the legendary rapper Eminem to embark on her musical journey. She was captivated by his music and the way it pushed boundaries, prompting her to explore the World of rap herself. Her admiration for Eminem is evident in her intense and rapid delivery, showcasing her skill as an artist.
The Global Spin series serves as a platform to celebrate talented musicians from around the world, and Eva B’s participation in this series is a significant milestone for her career. With her remarkable performance of ‘Sunrise in Lyari’, Eva B demonstrates her ability to command the stage and captivate audiences with her unique style and powerful lyrics.
Watch the music video for Sunruse in Lyari here.
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Originally published at tribune.com.pk