Xefer Rahman is a rising star in the Bangladeshi entertainment industry. Born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she has quickly made a name for herself as a talented musician. With her charming personality and remarkable talent, Xefer Rahman has captured the hearts of audiences across Bangladesh and beyond. In this article, we’ll delve into the life and career of this rising star, exploring the key events and milestones that have made her the sensation she is today. During a conversation with TINDS, Xefer shares her story of the humble beginnings to her current success.
TINDS: Tell us a little about your childhood.
Xefer Rahman: I have had a pretty basic and normal childhood. I like to think I have been a rather creative kid and I was always more interested in extracurricular activities than the education itself.
TINDS: 3 words that describe you the best.
Xefer Rahman: Creative, Headstrong & Real.
TINDS: What do you believe is your worst quality?
Xefer Rahman: I have a very short span of attention and I lose my patience very easily.
TINDS: How did you get into music?
Xefer Rahman: I never learned music professionally but I used to listen to a lot of diverse music. I was more of a listener than a singer. Over time, I started singing but I did not realize that I had a talent until people around me started to appreciate it. I understood I was not in a position to go up to any big label or producer back then so I took my own path. I started singing and uploading videos on youtube which were more in my control. I used to do it as a hobby, and it came as a massive shock to me when I realized that people were really liking what I put out. I never really made a song that was meant to be a very commercial song, I just made whatever I felt like, and for most of my career, I made songs in English. My progress in the industry was slow, but steadily increasing.
TINDS: When did you decide to pursue music professionally as a career?
Xefer Rahman: When I started getting attention from professionals in the industry. I have had compliments from several people and famous producers and I figured people were taking me seriously so I must have some talent, that is when I decided to pursue my passion as a profession.
TINDS: Were your parents supportive of what you were doing?
Xefer Rahman: My family has always been very supportive of everything that I did and I think that’s something that I have been blessed with and the reason behind me being able to fully express myself in every field I have worked in.
TINDS: Do you play any instruments?
Xefer: Unfortunately, no. I am a singer & a List of Bangladeshi song writers, people often fail to understand the significance of the two.
TINDS: What would you be if not a musician?
Xefer Rahman: I’d probably be part of the fashion industry or something that has to do with creative agencies.
TINDS: Why have you not released any albums after your first released album ‘Uncaged’?
Xefer Rahman: Back in the time when ‘Uncaged’ was released, it was a phenomenal experience because that shaped me as an artist in several ways. Releasing an album or working on one is very time consuming and I had to put in a lot of time and effort to get that done. Compared to now, we are working at a rather fast pace thus we are more inclined to releasing singles I think. An album definitely has its own significance and charm, I would love to do it if I am given the chance and time.
TINDS: What was the last song that you listened to?
Xefer Rahman: My own track ‘Jhumka’ that got released a few days back.
TINDS: What do you have to say about the transition that Bengali music is going through?
Xefer Rahman: Transitions are always interesting. We are getting to experiment regarding what works and what doesn’t. Being an artist it is always fun to be innovative and experimenting with work. Even the younger people in the industry are coming up with remarkable music and I see a very good future. As artists, I believe that it’s our responsibility to keep working hard and pushing the buttons. It’s always not just about working, it’s also about being involved I think.
TINDS: Coming this far, what have you had to struggle with?
Xefer Rahman: Funnily enough, I haven’t had to struggle a lot. My entire journey has been really smooth. From the moment I started, I have always been very strict about doing what I wanted to do and I prioritized that. Being an artist from Bangladesh and releasing an album with english songs was unbelievable to many but I still went on with it and made it happen because I wanted to. I never wanted to be stuck in one place.
TINDS: What would your advice be to younger musicians?
Xefer Rahman: I am not really good with advice. But I do believe that every single person’s journey is going to be different from another. It’s important to have the right mindset. Girls often don’t get the support they need, I would like to mention something here that if somebody has the talent and they are willing to pursue something that they want to, everything will work out for the good.
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