SEPMA 2020: 2nd Edition Of Shaan-e-Pakistan Music Achievements Awards Held In Lahore
SEPMA 2020 Honors Deserving Musicians Across Pakistan
The second edition of the Shaan-e-Pakistan Music Achievements Awards (SEPMA) ceremony took place at Poet’s Café in Lahore. This was the first spell of the second edition of the event.
The multi-dimensional platform Shaan-e-Pakistan is the brainchild of Huma Nassr of Braahtii. After successfully pulling off the first edition in 2019, the team faced multiple challenges in organizing this year's edition due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
However, SEPMA 2020 emerged as an even stronger force in this lockdown and honored various artists and musicians across Pakistan. The event continues to grow in popularity and is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.
The SEPMA team endured many delays due to the ongoing pandemic situation but worked tirelessly to make the event possible. Artists belonging to 13 genres of music were awarded along with 3 special mention awards.
SEPMA 2020 is a platform designed to promote music globally, giving artists an open platform to showcase their talent. Renowned musicians from all over Pakistan were in attendance celebrating the artistic vision of SEPMA.
Some of the nominees included Mustafa Zahid (Best Rock Music), Sahir Ali Bagga (Best Composer), Syeda Hadiya Hashmi and Azan Ali Bagga (Best Child Music), Zain Zohaib (Best Sufi Music), Bayaan (Best Lyrics for the song Bekhabar), and Sajjad Ali’s daughter, Zaw Ali (Best Pop Music). Shafqat Amanat Ali received a nomination for Best Jingle as well.
The winner for the Child Music category was Syeda Hadiya Hashmi while Sahir Ali Bagga received the award for the Best Composer.
A complete list of winners includes:
Best Lyricist: Bayaan (music band)
Best Rock Music: Mustafa Zahid
Best EDM Music: Umer Farooq (Pari)
Best Indie Music: Shamoon Ismail (Rok Le)
Best OST Music: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Mere Paas Tum Ho)
Best Jingle (TVC): Hadiqa Kiani (Abhi Tau Mein Jawaan Hoon, a jingle for CAC-1000)
Special Mention Award for promoting Global Recognition of Pakistan: Atif Aslam
Music sensation and Sufi maestro Abida Parveen won the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Lifetime Achievement Award.
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The remaining awards will be distributed to artists based in Karachi next week.