Nashenas (Pashto/Persian: ناشناس), born as Sadiq Fitrat, (Pashto/Persian: صادق فطرت) is a famous Afghan singer since the 1970s whose albums consist of Pashto, Persian and some Urdu songs.
Nashenas was born in Kandahar
. He is an ethnic Pashtun
from the Kakar
tribe. His native tongue is Pashto but can also sing in Persian and Urdu. He is believed to be currently residing in London
While growing up his family stressed to him the importance of religion. He is said to have developed an interest in music. In the early 1970s, Nashenas traveled to the Soviet Union where he obtained his doctorate in Pashto Literature from a university in Moscow.
He is popular among the populations of both Afghanistan and Pakistan
, specially in the Pashto-speaking areas like the North-West Frontier Province
and other cities with large number of Afghans and Pashtuns. He is also popular because he sang Ghazal of Iqbal (Allama Iqbal). He has many fans among the Persian
-speaking people of Afghanistan. He has a following among new singers as well, who are noted to imitate his style of singing.
Nashenas had his final round of concerts in 2004, touring California, New York, Washington D.C and also Canada.
- Note: This list is not comprehensive and does not include albums released in Afghanistan during the 1970s and 1980s. Due to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s, all his original music clips and videos from the 70s and early 80s had been completely destroyed. The ones being heard today are mostly copies of the original and the quality is not as good.
- Kharabat e -Moghaan
- Nashinas Live In New York (DVD)