Mohsin Atif couldn’t go to Pakistan with him so Omran started jamming with his old friends from Pakistan. The line-up had now changed again, but that didn’t stop Omran from pursuing his passion of music. Now, Mauj is compromised of Omran himself again, the vocalist and guitarist, Sameer Ahmed who plays bass, Hamza Jafri who plays guitar, and Sikandar Mufti who plays the drums. This ‘wave’ would be able to strike a powerful blow to Pakistan’s music scene, new in diversity and originality. In 2004, Mauj released their first single, “Khushfehmi“, directed by Babar Sheikh. This funky jazz-style song became a hit in the music charts and showed people what Mauj could do, diverse in originality and talent.
Also in 2004, Mauj released another groovy single, “Paheliyan“, which was also a hit in the charts. On 24 April 2009, Mauj had released their debut album, “Now In Technicolor“. It includes their previous hits and new tracks that have amazed listeners, from the funky guitar riffs, meaningful deep (and sometimes comical) lyrics and just great music! The originality the band has produced has given them a unique status internationally. Pakistan’s music scene was new to their music, and it had taken Pakistan’s music scene to evolution. Besides Mauj, Omran had started a Hip Hop/R&B project called Kostal back in Texas.
It began with Taha Malik, a DJ/Producer who met Omran to help record his album for Mauj. While working with Taha, Kostal released a track named “Jaan Jaye“. An album is expected soon. Omran also played in a band called Co-VEN that consists of the same band members of Mauj.
However, in this band, Hamza Jafri was given the front seat, not Omran. Omran has also played for the popular artist, Ali Azmat, for his album Klashinfolk. His work with other projects displays his passion for music. To him, the sky’s the limit.
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