Pakistan’s first Baloch female veiled rapper, Eva B, has made our hearts swell with pride as she was just featured in the iconic Times Square New York.
The ‘Kanna Yaari’ rapper is the latest to find her way up onto the digital billboard of the music streaming platform, Spotify.
Spotify announced it on its official page saying:
“@IamEvaaB is kind of magical, as the first Baloch artist to be featured at Times Square,”
The rapper replied, “Dream comes true,” and thanked Spotify Pakistan for the feat.
She also shared her excitement saying, “I feel super excited and I’m happy to be a part of Spotify’s EQUAL program. I feel very proud. Initiatives like these aren’t just important but they are really required – they are the need of the hour”.
Eva B currently has 400,000 listeners on the platform while her breakthrough track, Kana Yaari, has at least 10 million streams on Spotify.
About Eva B
Eva B is a Pakistani hip-hop rapper and singer from a Baloch family. She started her journey in 2014, after being inspired by the American rapper Eminem, and eventually found fame with her Coke Studio 14’s super-duper hit song Kana Yaari.
Her song Rozi was featured in the closing credits of Ms. Marvel episode 1, ‘Generation Why’.
According to Eva B, her name ‘Eva’ is a tribute to the first woman on Earth, Eve. Like the latter, she is among the first women rappers in Pakistan. In a 2021 interview, she explained that the letter ‘B’ is a nod to her Balochi identity.