Trust Your Self And Be Determined In Your Aim: Zaynab Shah

By: Tehniat Khan




                Syeda Zaynab Shah is the youngest DJ of Pakistan. She is 18 years old and was born on March 17th, 1997. She grew up in Hyderabad city. Music is her passion. For her music is soul and eternal love.



Q. When and how did you start your career in music as DJ?

A. Well, I was into music from my adolescent. I used to make fun of songs by playing multiple tracks at the same time. Apart from that I participated in computer exhibitions at my school. I was good at playing instruments and made experiments to learn and play in front of crowd.

Q. How did you convince your family that they may allow you for this field?

A. As I mentioned before that I’m into music since my childhood so it wasn’t difficult to convince my family. My father said to me that you should do whatever you like and he supported me for my passion.

Q: How many family members you are and where did you belong from?

A. We basically belong from Morro City. We are six family members. My mother and father and I have one brother and three sisters including me. We all live in separate places.

Q. While continuing your normal life, did you ever aimed to become a DJ at such young age? Besides this what did you want to be?

A. Well to be honest I never aimed to become a DJ, I wanted to be a Civil Engineer. I cleared the entrance test twice times but unfortunately because of some issues I couldn’t join University then I started performing as DJ.

Q. You are the youngest DJ of Pakistan. How it feels to you?

A. It feels extremely good, most of the people admire me. It’s completely fun to be a public figure because you get chance to hear the positive things about yourself and yeah the most interesting is to hear negative opinions.

Q. Did you face difficulties in your past life?

A. Yes I faced many problems and the only reason behind this is being a woman DJ. The beginning was very much hard for me. People keep a narrow mentality for me. Although, I react as a strong girl while facing the negative opinions. I am a girl and they are not allowed to abuse or to approach me. As the time passed everything settled itself.

Q. How many times you have performed live?

A. Approximately 34 times I played live in the public and private events.

Q. What was your age when you performed live on stage?

A. I was just 17 years old at that time.

Q. How you manage your DJ life and family together?

A. It’s easy managing the family and my career life at the same time only when I have got busy schedules of events my family get disappoints from me.

Q. What is your academic qualification? Did your busy life affected your studies?

A. I just cleared my intermediate in engineering group. I appeared for entrance test of different universities and I cleared them too. When I cleared the entrance test of Quaid-e-Awam University, I couldn’t appear in the interview because I can’t leave my home town so I continued my life with music. I am looking forward to get admission in Mass Communication department of Sindh.

Q. What message you want to convey to the girls who wants to go forward in the field of music?

A. My message to the girls will be, “Just be bold and face the hard situations around you. Trust yourself and be determined to your aim.”