Yasir Akhtar has released his first ever naat ‘Assalamu Alaika Ya Nabi’, here today, both in tits audio and video versions. The phrase Assalamu Alaika Ya Nabi is salutation and prayers that Muslims across the globe send to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The universally popular composition is a fusion of Arabian instrumentation with western orchestra, layered by the versatile Sohail Keys of Signature Studios. “Being an internationally known figure, I have a responsibility to take forward the message of peace and harmony of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to the farthest reach of the globe, especially in today’s age when Islam is misunderstood in some parts of the world,” says Yasir Akhtar.
The inspirational video, shot in the cosmopolitan city of Karachi, focuses on colourful events, with the objective of displaying the true essence of the holy month of Ramazan that lies in piety, and in helping the needy and innocent children.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Yasir Akhtar and have been watching his productions since Music Channel Charts era. I had the opportunity to work with him on the video on the post-production side of ‘Assalamo Alaika Ya Nabi’. The strength of the video is that it highlights the message of charity, sharing, empathy and love which is the true essence of Islam,” says Shezan Saleem of JO-G Studios.
After the global success of his last two singles ‘Sansani’ & ‘Take it Easy’, the Pakistani-British Yasir Akhtar is back in Karachi displaying his versatility as a singer through the naat ‘Assalamu Alaika Ya Nabi’ rendered in his soulful voice, simultaneously over various platforms. Speaking on the occasion Akhtar said, “I am extremely excited to recite this naat. Recording it was a very special moment for me as I have never done something on these lines earlier. I am hoping that my viewers will cherish it as much as I do.”
Donning many hats — singer, actor, director and producer — Yasir Akhtar has been the creative mind behind the most memorable projects generated by his company Pegasus Productions. His songs, performances, drama serials, music videos, short films and other ventures have won him awards, critical acclaim and garnered millions of fans.
Yasir Akhtar would like to especially thank his fans, friends and family, the entire hardworking team of Pegasus Productions, SK Media, Shaista Irum Hamid, Zahid Hamid, Kamran Hamid, Sohail Keys, Shezan Saleem, Sohail Tabba and Danesh Dubash of Lucky One Mall, Ahmed Jalbani and Shanaz Ramzi of Starlinks PR and Events for their continuous support.
Yasir entered the show business arena as a four-year-old child artiste in the first Pakistani English film “Beyond the last Mountain”. Then as a teenager, at the age of 18, the multi-talented Yasir shot to fame as a lead vocalist of a popular band ‘The Arid Zone’ followed by a solo career as singer and actor, later as producer and director. Judging by the response the audio and video of ‘Assalamu Alaika Ya Nabi’ is already receiving, it is to be hoped that this rendition will also create ripples like his previous hits.
The PR of the event was handled by STARLINKS PR and Events.