Most Talented Musician of Bangladesh

Habib Wahid born October 15, 1976, better known as Habib (for short), is a Bangladeshi composer and musician. He is notable for his fusion of traditional Bengali folk music with contemporary techno and urban beats. His music is mainly influenced by British Bangladeshis, while he was living there as a student. He takes folk music and remixes with popular music forms. He remixes songs of composers like Hason Raja, Shah Abdul Karim, Amir Uddin and others with the tunes with hip-hop, reggae, rap and electronica.


Habib was born and brought up in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended South Breeze School in Dhanmondi. His father is Ferdous Wahid, who was a Bangladeshi pop singer during the 1970s and 1980s. During his early years, Habib picked up the keyboard and approached by playing popular tunes. Later in teen age, he was recommended by one of his teachers to play in a band as a keyboardist, and so he did. A few years later, he went to the United Kingdom in pursuit of higher education and studied music and audio engineering at the School of Audio Engineering in London. Later he started to work with other Asian music producers such as Nitin Sawhney. He had already produced and planned his music, however he needed a vocalist to develop his new album. While living in London, he was searching for the vocalist Kaya, who was a Sylheti restaurant owner. In 2003, Habib released his first album Krishno, which proved to be a success in Britain and Bangladesh. The album Krishno had a unique mix of folk and modern electronica music, introducing a new sound to the Dhaka music arena.

In the next few years, Habib had released five albums which were Maya (2004), Moina Go… (2005), Shono (2006), Panjabiwala (2007), Bolchi Tomake (2008) and Aboseshe (2008). He has featured new voices in all of his albums. Besides Kaya, he has showcased singers such as Helal, Julie, Konica, Nirjho, Shireen (in Panjabiwala) and Nancy in these albums. Habib first debuted as a vocal in “Moina Go…” where he performed two soft singles. He also has his father, Ferdous Wahid singing a song in that album. In 2011 Habib’s 8th album ‘Ahoban’ was released. The album consists 9 tracks in which three are duet songs with Nancy and Kona and one was sung by his father Ferdous Wahid. Overall he is considered one of the most talented singer/composer of Bangladesh in recent time periods.

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Posted on September 22, 2011, in Bangladeshi Celebs, Bangladeshi Musicians, Bangladeshi Singer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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