Hadiqa Kiani’s tribute to ‘Dirilis: Ertugrul’ crosses one million views on Facebook
Hadiqa Kiani is a Pakistani singer, songwriter, and philanthropist. She was born on 11 August 1974, Rawalpindi. Her famous songs are Boohey Bariyan, Hona Tha Pyar and Kamli. She has received numerous local and international awards and also has performed at the most prestigious venues in the world, including Royal Albert Hall and The Kennedy Center.
Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani’s touching tribute to Turkish historic drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul has crossed one million views on Facebook alone and also crossed 210k views on YouTube. Hadiqa Kiani released his video one week ago and it spreads like a fire.
Recently, Hadiqa Kiani turned to social media to share the video that she had remastered the Turkish song Sen Ağlama with the help of legend Sezen Aksu, she sang it at the iconic Atatürk Cultural Center and Opera House in 2005, as a tribute to Ertugrul series, Sezen and to the people of Turkey.
Now, Hadiqa took to Instagram and thanked her fans for an 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 also uploads the video on her official Instagram account and wrote caption “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 represent 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.”
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