To make it to the coveted Grammy award and claiming a victory is no mean feat for a female having origin from Pakistan. Ms. Arooj Aftab is the lady who has made the history by becoming the first ever Pakistani female artist to win a Grammy award last Sunday. On the basis of her creative art, she was nominated for two categories; Best Global Performance – that she has won – and Best New Artist. Her inclination for music and her talent in singing lyrics of famous Pakistani poets made her popular among music lovers. She gained global attention for her work that fuses ancient Sufi traditions with folk, jazz and minimalism. The story of Brooklyn-based 37-year-old Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab came under limelight for her song ‘Mohabbat’ in the Best Global Performance category. This makes her the first Pakistani artist to win a Grammy, an achievement that is also a proud moment for Pakistan. Like any other achievement, the success story of Ms. Aftab does carry lessons for those aspirants who want to excel in their fields of interest. Talent knows no boundaries and can make wonders if one works hard and diverts energies in the right direction.
The performing art is a field where women participation is discouraged by the right wing cult but art does not differentiate between the genders.
Another aspect about her achievement is that grooming in a particular field requires equal opportunities and with the fusion of hard work, one can earn laurels. Pakistani females do not lack talent in any field. Just there is a need for provision of equal opportunities and necessary support for excelling in any field. Every human being has been sent into this world with certain talent irrespective of gender. There is a need to explore that particular talent and put it into work. Those who come across their talent by putting a certain degree of hard work become an example for others to follow. Surely, Ms. Aftab has found her talent and has become a story of admiration for many females back in Pakistan.