Interview with Omar Nasr (@omarnasrmusic)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I have studied Pure Mathematics but always had a passion for music. I always dreamt of becoming a true and famous singer with songs hitting the charts and played in places all over the Arab world.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

I used to teach at a university in UAE and students did not believe I was their instructor. They claimed I looked very young and more like a student. When my song was released, they were even more surprised that their somehow-strict Mathematics instructor suddenly released a song hitting the charts and crossing a million views on YouTube.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

The key is to keep discovering new paths that can distinguish your art among other singers with similar paths. Audiences thrive for new music or new styles. Sing what you would love your family and you to hear at the end of the day.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I owe all that I owe to my parents for believing in my talent, but also for a stranger who believed in my voice and decided to finance my art after my first hit. I am also thankful to my vocal coaches who helped me reach higher ranges and discover new lands within my voice. And a big help came from my best friend AL Aiham who helped me market my songs and accompanied me in each and every step.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I used to sing for elders in the Elderly Care Center in Lebanon on frequent Sundays. We would gather a small band and go play them oldies they know and can sing with us.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Yes, ‘Who dares, wins’. When I was working as a Math instructor, I had a sufficient salary with a nice life. But it was a monotonic sort of path and I wanted an adventure, a path to my own ‘Personal Legend’. I left Math without even having a clear plan as to how to produce my songs on my own. But soon things got clearer and I found myself releasing my first song. It was a risk, but I took happily it.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

They can search for omarnasrmusic on Instagram and YouTube. They can also find me on Facebook and Anghami under the name ” Omar Nasr”.

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