Hadiqa Kiani’s tribute to ‘Ertugrul’ crosses one million hits
Hadiqa Kiani is no stranger to singing in foreign languages. Hadiqa’s musical journey began as a child when she was recognized for her skill at the Pakistan National Council of Arts, where she began her training.
Since then, Hadiqa has formed a lifelong relationship with music, a craft that has been an expression of her soul, a part of her life and her inner self.
Her recent tribute to hit Turkish television series Dirilis: Ertugrul has crossed one million views on Facebook alone.
Hadiqa took to Instagram and thanked her fans for overwhelming response to it. She wrote, “We have hit ONE MILLION views on Facebook alone!”
“Thank you for supporting this rendition, I am truly overwhelmed,” she further said.
Earlier, the singer penned a lengthy note and wrote, “The love between Turkey and Pakistan is unlike the love of any other country. My maternal ancestors are from İzmir, Turkey and I have had an affinity for the country since my childhood.”
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The love between Turkey and Pakistan is unlike the love of any other country. My maternal ancestors are from İzmir, Turkey and I have had an affinity for the country since my childhood. As a child, I would represented Pakistan in the International Children's Festival in Turkey and in 2005 I returned to the great country to once again represent Pakistan at the iconic Atatürk Cultural Center and Opera House. The highlight of that trip was to sing the hauntingly beautiful “Sen Ağlama" (a Turkish song by living legend Sezen Aksu) to a standing ovation, the love I felt from the country of Turkey was unmatched. I remember telling the audience that as Turkey stood beside Pakistan in good and bad times, I wanted to convey the love of Pakistani people for the Turks. Now in 2020, a new milestone in the relationship between Pakistan and Turkey was cemented by the mammoth success of Ertuğrul in Pakistan and we thought of no better time to pay a public tribute to the people of Turkey by officially releasing my original performance of “Sen Ağlama.” The friendship between the two countries will continue to shine through culture, art and love. We hope you enjoy this touching tribute. Concept and editing by @abdullahharisfilms Clips from @trtertugrulptv @dirilisdizisi Tribute to #SezenAksu