Farooque Bhai Project, helmed by talented funk-pop artist Issa Nibras Farooque, has captured the adoration of the ever-growing indie fan base in Bangladesh. Golapi, an upbeat pop song with a hilariously funny music video, was released by the project yesterday, and was instantly viral on social media. “First off, I would like to thank Nuhash Humayun for directing the wonderful video,” says the artiste, “Golapi was more of a flex than an actual song. It is a fun and relatable experience.”
Issa Nibraas Farooque, who claims his music to be a ‘reflection’ of his musical preference, resides in Toronto, Canada. However, he wants his music to resonate with the audience in Bangladesh. “Contrary to the trend of musicians aiming for an international audience, I want to go local. I want my people to like my music first.”
Nuhash Humayun, a director who needs no introduction to the youth, faced quite a challenge while directing the video. “After the success of Khoka, I received a lot of request for music videos,” said Nuhash. “Directors are often spoiled with high budgets, and this time, I had very little. However, there was something compelling about Golapi that instantly made me want to direct it.” The director feels that Farooque Bhai Project is severely underrated, and more people should listen to the artiste.
“If you like the song, please go back and listen to the previous songs from my catalogue. I guarantee that you will enjoy it,” says the artiste known as Farooque Bhai, a rising star in the Bangladeshi music scene.