Obaid Juenda, also known as Obaidullah Jan, is a prominent Afghan musician and singer. He was born on September 20, 1986, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Juenda’s music is a fusion of traditional Afghan music and modern styles, and his lyrics often focus on themes of love, peace, and social justice.
Juenda’s interest in music began at a young age when he started playing the harmonium and singing at local weddings and events. He later studied music at Kabul University and began to gain recognition for his talent. In 2012, Juenda became a finalist on the Afghan version of the TV show “The Voice.”
Despite facing opposition from conservative elements in Afghan society who view music as un-Islamic, Juenda has continued to pursue his passion for music. He has released several albums, including “Peace,” “Love,” and “Freedom,” and has performed in concerts both inside and outside of Afghanistan.
In addition to his music career, Juenda is also known for his activism. He has used his platform to raise awareness about social issues, such as the rights of women and children in Afghanistan. He has also been a vocal advocate for peace and has performed at events promoting reconciliation between ethnic groups and between Afghanistan and its neighbors.
Juenda’s music and activism have earned him widespread admiration and respect in Afghanistan and beyond. He has been recognized for his contributions to Afghan music with awards such as the Best Pop Singer award at the 2014 Afghan Music Awards and the Afghan Icon award in 2019.
Despite the many challenges he has faced, Obaid Juenda remains committed to his music and his message of peace and social justice. His music continues to inspire and uplift audiences around the world, and he is a testament to the power of art to bring people together and promote positive change.