Naeem Abbas Rufi discloses names of Pakistan’s most expensive singers
February 24, 2023 05:29 AM
Coke Studio singer Naeem Abbas Rufi has disclosed the names of the most expensive singers of Pakistan and said: “There are only two big names – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam who charge huge amounts of money for their concerts.”
The Band vocalist made an appearance on Nadir Ali’s podcast and disclosed that the two singers were hired for an event in the United States for $70,000 or Rs1960,000, adding that they were hired for an event in Pakistan for Rs10 million.
He claimed that those two singers usually avoided performing at birthday parties and wedding events, adding: “If they say yes for these events, they ask for extra money particularly Atif Aslam.”
To a question, he said that Indian singer Arijit Singh was pricier than Atif Aslam, whereas, Sonu Nigam was less expensive and hired at $20,000.
He said that he loved Sonu Nigam’s singing, adding that his low-price hiring for events shocked him.
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Naeem also disclosed that Shreya Ghoshal was currently the most expensive singer of India.
“It is the saddest reality of our country that we do not promote and respect the real talent and bring talentless people in the limelight,” he lamented.
“People do not respect the big names and mock them in a graceless manner,” he added.