LONDON: A 31-year-old Pakistani fish seller at a London market seems like an unlikely pop star. But the moment he starts to sing his One Pound Fish Song, he is suddenly surrounded by a sea of fans.
The song goes Come on ladies, come on ladies, have a, have a look, one pound fish. Very very good, very very cheap, one pound fish.
The One Pound Fish Song by Mohammad Shahid Nazir has led him to sign a record deal with Warner Music, The Sun reported.
Nazir was spotted after a YouTube video of him singing at the Queen’s Market, Upton Park, got more than 3.6 million views.
British star Alesha Dixon and US boy band Mindless Behaviour have both recorded versions of the song.
Nazir said the attention is not unusual.
“People have come from Australia, the US, Canada and all over Europe. They don’t come here to work or shop, they come for One Pound Fish Man,” he told the daily.
Shahid moved to Britain just over a year ago with the hope of making enough money to send to his wife and four children in Pakistan.
On his first day at the fish stall, his boss told him to shout to customers to get their attention. He said he did not like shouting, and so made up a song.
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@Shamy: check up, UKBA immigration force raid programmes on you tube! Cheap
@ Shaista and linchpin: check up sarcasm in the dictionary...
"Very very goOd, its very very coOl - one MILLION Dollar song, said Ammar Ahmad.." :D
no, I think he has been hi-jacked too by the West (after Malala) :)
let this guy sell his fish!!!
some may like it.. :)
guess who will he be voting for in the next elections.....
@gp65: Oh right..it's there. Clicked on the wrong link.
I take back the comment to ET. But I stand by The Sun being horrible. There was this story about Robbie Williams and a picture...never mind.
he is famous so most of the people will now find his song great!
he should have royalty in the Song. a handsome portion should be given to him by the Alesha Dixon and US boy band
This guy is hilarious. Saw the YouTube vid months ago. Good for him
@Shamy: your comments says a lot about you.....what a bore!
@sdf: "I made the mistake of going to The Sun website to try and find the video. It was horrible. I need to clean my eyes now. A direct link to the video would have been nice, ET."
A direct link has been provided. Please click the url 'One pound fish song'. Hope that helps. Cheers.
@Shamy: your comment will definately drive the attention-Sad, ET moderator shall be kind enough to remove it!
word hard work hard era is gone now... this man proves that today world accept the people who do smart :p
The way he attracted the customers is indeed touching.He truely deserves to be a singer.Lovely song one pound fish :-)
Great..now let's check if he is a student working more than 20 hours a week.
The guy is a legend in the U.K. He has also been to ''Britain's Got Talent'' and the crowd absolutely cheered for him !
come to Pakistan, and you'll see all shopkeepers sell like this here ;) not kidding.
@sdf common its not tht big of a deal.
That's the way to go, be creative, love the world and progress will kiss your feet. Leave fanaticism that is killing your intellect and progress.
Man, he is a great character. He deserves it.
I made the mistake of going to The Sun website to try and find the video. It was horrible. I need to clean my eyes now. A direct link to the video would have been nice, ET.