[VoxSpace Life] Momina Mustehsan: The Golden Voice Of Pakistan

Momina Mushtehsan – The Personal Life

Momina Mushtehsan, a young Pakistani musician, was born on 5th of September 1992 in Quetta and raised in Istanbul. She belongs to a family of five, her mother Huma Mushtehasan, a doctor, her father  Kazim Mustehsan, who served as a brigadier in the Pakistani Army, her two siblings, Hashim Mustehsan, a doctor, and Haider Mustehsan, an intern at the Pakistani section of the United Nations.

The Start Of A Musical Journey

Momina’s first started singing in 2011, when she wrote a song ‘Pee Jaon’, which she sang along with Farheen Saeed. The song was featured in ‘Nescafé Basement’ with Mustehsan collaborating with Hamza Tanveer.  Later in 2014, Musteshan recorded a song called ‘Awari’, for a Pakistani band named ‘Soch’, without the knowledge that the song was going to be used in an Indian film ‘Ek Villian’, without her knowledge. The song was initially recorded in New York, in her university dorm,  in a very casual way. The track was scheduled for a release when the contract was signed.

Momina recorded her first ever track ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay’ for the film ‘Zindagi Kitini Haseen Hay’, and debuted on the 9th season of Pakistani Coke studio. She broke all the records held by Coke studio, by garnering over 2.5 million views in just a day for her song ‘Afreen Afreen‘.

On November 3rd, her song Afreen Afreen beat well-known Pakistani singer Atif Aslam’s record for his song Tajdar-e-Haram, by becoming the fastest Pakistani Origin video to reach the 100 million mark. Though like every other musician, actor, etc,  Momina’s reviews dropped for a while, but she managed to bring it up by working on various tracks during this period.

Other Work

Momina is a person who wants to give her best in every field, in 2016 she donated all her earrings so that water wells could be constructed in the Thar desert, situated in Sindh. Momina is a prominent celebrity representative of health and beauty products, she is one of the most prominent voices of feminism and depression, and is a worker for humanitarian rights.

Her Achievements 

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At a very young age she achieved quite a few graces for her explicit talent, she kicked off with a snowball of over 100 million views for her Youtube music video, in 2017.  BBC titled her as ‘One of BBC’s most Influential Women’, she was featured in ‘Forbes’, ‘30 Under 30’ and this very year, she was honoured by The Stony Book University as one among the ’40 most successful graduates’.