The Lahore Music Meet last week saw many musicians and two of them were Sajjad Ali and Azmat Ali who talked about their early struggles and more.
Sajjad Ali mentioned that the ’90s was the era where the artist was faced with the remnants of the old generation’s problems. And for Ali Azmat, his life as an artist had been nothing but struggle — trying to survive, living on his own in an alien city, and eventually reaping some reward.
“For me the music scene happened from 1994 onwards,” he said.
Ali spoke on the new generation and its waywardness when it came to music and its inability to treat it with the seriousness it deserved. He pointed out that music has never been treated as a matter of priority in Pakistan.
It was a long time ago when Sajjad Ali himself directed the music video ‘Babiya’. He said artists were hands-on then too, dabbling in song composition and recording but something was always missing.