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Nahid Akhtar

I Am Black Beauty

Finders Keepers Records


Released: 21st Jul 2017


“I am black beauty.

.. love me!” A forthright enough request, one would think, from an artist whose music was indeed loved, revered and which played a hugely influential and omnipresent role in Lahore’s vibrant cinematic patchwork that covered the late 1970s and early 1980s. In a career that spanned exactly ten years, Nahid Akhtar came, saw and conquered, then relatively disappeared. this record’s tracklist is lovingly gathered from her interweaved textures of Ghazals, classical music, Punjabi folk songs and Qawwalis (not forgetting a wide range of progressive pop music penned for the Pakistani picture house). In the last few years the music of Lollywood’s golden era has enjoyed a marked resurgence amongst outernational music fans, with labels like Finders Keepers remastering and compiling the work of the Tafo Brothers and M. Ashraf for a global market with wide critical acclaim.

I Am Black Beauty


  1. Badami Nainon Wale
  2. Naughty Boy
  3. Aesi Chalo Na
  4. I Am Black Beauty
  5. Karye Pyar
  6. Yeh Aaj Mujhko Kya Huwa
  7. Good News For You
  8. Some Say I Am Sweety
  9. What Can I Do
  10. Sheeshy Ki Botel