Meesha Shafi, Zeb Bangash & Other Female Artists Call Out LSA For Not Nominating Female Musicians

Pakistan’s one of the most popular award shows the “Lux Style Awards” yesterday announced the nominations which grabbed everyone’s attention and fell itself into the hot water of criticism.

The Lux Style Awards jury gets heavy criticism from female singers from all across the nation because the music category disappointed women singers and musicians.

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Because the whole music category nomination consists of male dominancy and there’s not a single female singer added despite having talented singers who have produced several remarkable tracks.

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When the nominations came out, singers like Meesha Shafi, Zeb Bangash, Momina Mustehsan, and others expressed their disappointment with the LSA jury.

Lux Style Awards Fell Into Criticism

Meesha Shafi recently collaborated with the Indian TV show Hush Hush and sang a beautiful song ‘Mere Mahru’ which received love from the makers.

She took the matter to her official Instagram account where she tagged every female singer in the nation and criticized LSA.

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“Not a single woman nominated in the LSA music nominations,” highlighted Meesha while tagging fellow female artists from the fraternity including Hadiqa Kiani, Quratulain Baloch, Nimra Rafiq, Zeb Bangash, Abida Parveen, Naseebo Lal, Natasha Noorani, Arooj Aftab, Eva B, Justin Bibis and more.

“Erasure at this scale (there is an exceptionally high number of nominations this time) of the entire female population occupying the music industry is unjustifiable and highly problematic,” she wrote.

“The LSA brand and jury has set an example of women being blindsided and denied the recognition they deserve.”

Zeb Bangash

Zeb Bangash reposted Meesha Shafi’s story and wrote while awards in the country haven’t “necessarily been a measure of an artist’s caliber, contribution and/or popularity” they do reflect their acknowledgment and acceptance in the fraternity.

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She also shared her disbelief at how not a single female singer made a cut. Therefore, “to completely ignore women on a platform fuelled by a woman-centric brand is surprising and gives cause for concern,” she wrote

I Speak For All Female Musicians

Punjabi musician Risham Faiz Bhutta, also tagged in the list by Meesha, took to Twitter to criticize the lack of inclusion. “I speak for all female musicians who have worked hard on their music/art. LSA should be answerable for this ignorance,” read her tweet.

She posted her tweet on her Instagram and she further added, “Seeing the list didn’t demotivate me but shocked me to the core that no one from the jury thought about this. Was it THAT okay to have no female musician to be a part of the nominations?”

The Kunwaray singer tagged the brand and demanded answers for the list made her feel like “women didn’t exist this year.”

Singer Rachel Viccaji also re-shared a post about Meesha, Zeb, and Risham’s criticism of Lux Style Awards nominations and wrote, “where is the appreciation for our female artists?

Women have been SLAYING in the music industry!” and asked the award show organizers to “do better.”

Up till now not a male singer or artist took a stand with these female musicians and kept their silence under their blanket of nomination.

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