Omer Nadeem biography
This was where the band Jal was born, right before the very eyes of Omer Nadeem, as Atif was invited by Goher at Haider Haleem’s place so that the four of them would Jam together and compose music. Thus Omer Nadeem was part of the official line up of Jal in 2001 playing bass for them. The much famous controversy occurred then between Atif and Goher where ways were parted and Omer started playing lead guitars for Atif in concerts. It was an open war between Jal and Atif in which Omer Nadeem was silently caught up. He even got an offer from Goher Mumtaz to be the vocalist of Jal, which he refused, due to such high scale of the controversy existing between the two performers and the uncertainty of who is right and who is wrong.
Eventually Jal found a new voice, Farhan, and Omer left Atif Aslam with Haider to start their own band ‘Sifaar’ which started off with their debut song ‘Hadh’ released on 21st September 2004. The song was recorded in Mekaal Hasan Studios with Salman Albert playing drums and acoustic guitars and Mekaal Hasan also playing some lead guitar parts. It got a great response over the internet and was a hit. Along with Sifaar, Omer and Haider also started helping Roxen out, as the vocalist Mustafa Zahid contacted these two young talents through Atif Aslam and asked for their help. Omer Nadeem composed 5 songs for Roxen during that time which are:
1. Chaltay Rahay (Which was formally owned by Sifaar)
2. Jag chor dya
4. Tou Phir Aao
After their album was complete Haider Haleem joined Roxen officially and informed Omer that he will be working for both the bands (Roxen and Sifaar).
Unfortunately that never happened as Haider got busy with Roxen and his priorities laid bare while Sifaar could not progress.
After this incident Omer decided to keep going as a solo artist. Roxen went on to release their first album which included all the songs Omer had composed for them. Roxen was a great hit and Omer Nadeem had a huge hand in Roxen’s success, but he was not duely credited for his compositions by name. With 7 years gone, Omer Nadeem is still making his way up towards glory with work on his first album about to start, while another controversy has boiled up between Roxen and himself over the ownership of the song ‘bhujh hai gaya’, but the copyrights are held by Omer who has released the full version of the song over the internet as well.
While people may doubt Omer Nadeem as he has never been in the limelight, his experience speaks for itself. He has performed live with Jal, Atif Aslam (in front of a crowd of as much as 30,000) and Roxen separately, including for his own band.
Playing bass guitar for Jal, lead guitars for Atif Aslam, even drums for Roxen in concerts and singing for his own band, this guy seems to be a musical prodigy only waiting to be revealed.
He already has a vast number of unplugged versions of his songs available over the internet (epakimusic.net) and one can also search on youtube by typing his name ‘Omer Nadeem’ to find some very interesting results.