Awaz frontman Haroon Rashid recently revealed on Twitter that the band’s popular number Mr. Fraudiye was originally supposed to be called Mr. 10%.
Yes originally when we wrote the satirical song the chorus was “ten percent, way ji wah tu kina set hai. Mister Ten percent, kinay paisa thuginay!” Faakhir and I decided to change the 10% line to Fraudiay to make it an anti corruption song with a wider message. https://t.co/VoPAhM2eQG
— Haroon (@TheRealHaroon) April 3, 2020
Responding to a fan’s tweet on the origins of the song, Haroon agreed with her noting that the name was changed into Mr. Fraudiye to accommodate the broader meaning of corruption.
“Yes originally when we wrote the satirical song the chorus was “ten percent, wah ji wah tu kina set hai. Mister Ten percent, kinay paisa thuginay!” Faakhir and I decided to change the 10% line to Fraudiay to make it an anti-corruption song with a wider message,” he said.
Upon hearing the reveal, fans reminisced about the song with some taking the opportunity to call for an Awaz reunion.
Haye ab reunion hi karlo awaaz ka bhai
— Ovais Abowath (@ozabowath) April 3, 2020
Seriously in this time of quarantine plz cant we have one Awaaz reunion on video link. Is it too much too ask.
— Kormalover (@Kormalover2) April 3, 2020
But the massage was delivered promptly even at that time
— Wasif Dar (@Wasifjaveddar) April 3, 2020
Mr Fraudiye was generic and didnt target an individual. good decision and it sounded better too.
— yaserr (@seditiousavatar) April 3, 2020
It was the most amazing song of my childhood and the video theyy dont make such anymore….i miss that era
— Maria Ahmed (@MariaPervez11) April 3, 2020
This song was always way ahead of its time! The jazz, the lifestyle and the culture. You can't imagine all that now in Karachi! Beautiful music and amazo lyrics! Grew up on that song! Thank you @TheRealHaroon and Awaz for a memorable childhood. Cue #fraudiye
— سیف (@saifsheikh527) April 3, 2020
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