Somalia’s most intriguing people in 2015
Ahmed Naji Sa’ad is Somali singer-songwriter. He has spanned more than five decades which influenced a generation of Somali musicians. His music career began when he was very young. Sa’ad is music genius, because he recorded countless albums without producers and worked immensely to attract many in his music career. With his application of avant-garde song writing techniques, and ability to perform his own music throughout his career made him fame.
Furthermore, his songs are combined with the theme of love and patriotism which inspires thousands of Somalis across the country. While enduring his music, Sa’ad became known Al- Ustadz. Al-Ustadz defined as “the teacher” which made him one of the most renowned and influential musicians in Somalia. His music not only made him enormously popular, but also earned him a large fan base.
Until today, Al-Ustadz writes music for the people of Somalia to reflect on their cultural traditions, and continue to find a pathway to demonstrate excellence. Nowadays, Al-Ustadz crusades peace and reconciliation to further develop key lyrics to include empathy in his music. Therefore, his music is the best tool for him to convey the message of peace to Somalia.
Al- Ustadz also performs songs on numerous events including, the peace live performance in Amsterdam. In September 2015, he appeared at Rai Expo 2015 in Milano with his musical instrument Oud. Al-Ustadz was interviewed by Rai Tv due to his tremendous efforts to value old traditional Somali music.
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