One of Pakistan’s leading music producers, singer and songwriter Shuja Haider is set to return to the country’s biggest music show, Coke Studio. This season marks his second consecutive association with the platform.
Shuja returns this season as a music director where he will be producing 5 session performances. He will also appear as a featured artist on one song in Coke Studio Season 10.
Speaking about his second season, he has said, “Coke Studio’s contribution towards Pakistani music industry has played a pivotal role in the revival of music and that’s the reason this leading platform gets bigger and better with every season. In the last season, five iconic producers showcased their talents and this time around a few more renowned names have been added to the versatile ensemble. This all has made the historic Season 10 a challenging journey for me and I hope everything goes well.”
Indeed, Shuja is one of Pakistan’s most influential producers in the contemporary Pakistani music having produced over 50 music albums and now iconic songs for artists such as Atif Aslam, Reshma Ji, Runa Laila, Strings, Ali Zafar and Ahmed Jehanzeb to name a few.
He is also known for his collaboration with ace film-maker Shoaib Mansoor on his films ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ (2007) and Bol (2011) and OSTs of several drama serials including Muqaddas (2015), Sehra Main Safar (2015) and Mann Mayal (2016). In 2016, Shuja Haider featured on Coke Studio Season 9 as a music director where he produced 5 songs; Aaqa, Khaki Banda, Aaya Laariye, Tera Woh Pyaar (Nawaazishen Karam) and Sab Jag Soye all of which receivied critical acclaim. His songs featured artists such as Abida Parveen, Ali Sethi, Ahmed Jahanzeb, Umair Jaswal, Naeem Abbas Rufi, Meesha Shafi, Asim Azhar, Momina Mustehsan and Quratulain Balouch.