Best known for her exceptional work in Lahore Se Aagey and Mazaaq Raat, Aima Baig is one power house of a lady. Aima has had the whole country crooning to her melodious voice with hits such as Coke Studio Baazi and Malangi. From working a 9-5 to stepping into the world of music, Aima tells us all!
Tell us a little about yourself?
Though my mum isn’t with me anymore, in my head, heart and life I still am my mama’s little girl. I can be a bit moody sometimes and I am all about music. If I am hanging out with someone, I will almost always end up talking about music.
Did you stumble upon your career or was it something that you always wanted?
I think everybody requires to stumble upon their career, I don’t think you can learn things the way you’ve learnt otherwise.
Did you ever consider or experience a career change?
I actually worked as a sales rep at a call centre before I started perusing singing, so not exactly a career shift but it was a huge change as I was lucky enough to step out of a 9-5 to follow my passion as a singer.
Did you ever feel discouraged mid way your routine? How did you push through it?
I believe an artist isn’t really an artist if they aren’t sure about what they want to do. I don’t recall ever being unsure of my passion and I feel truly blessed that I was able to make a career out of what I loved the most, very lucky to be able to do this every day.
What are the top three things that you cherish the most in your life?
Things that I cherish would be my friends, family, my cats and my talent.
What is the #1 thing yet to be ticked off your bucket list?
That would be to visit all the haunted places in the world.
Name one boss lady that inspired you take your own path, and how did she inspire you?
My forever Boss Lady would be my mother. She was so smart, highly organised and would always know exactly what to say to make someone feel better. She would always accomplish anything and everything she put her mind to. She was a hands-on mom and had everything under control besides her health. If only I could be half the boss lady she was.
Describe a typical day in (insert name)’s life?
Since I have a lot of time on my hands these days, and also am in a relaxed headspace I am taking this time to creating music with my brother which I haven’t done in a really long time. However I do wish for this whole situation to calm down so we all can get back to our normal routines.
Complete this sentence, ‘To me a #BossLady is…’
To me a Boss Lady is a woman who isn’t afraid to take a stand for herself and other around her and is perfectly comfortable in her own skin.
Which world leader would you most like to have dinner with?
For me that someone would be Nelson Mandela because he stood up for his race and fought against racial discrimination. I would love to sit with him and ask how he thinks the current prevalence of racism could be tackled and in some way help bring about positive change.
What advice would you give to young girls who look upto you and have goals and dreams like you?
Not so much an advice but I would like to suggest that instead of following in someone else’s footsteps, one should discover their own passion by exploring their talents and abilities and walk their own path.