‘The word Chamiya resonates with Champion’

By Bandook - November 28, 2019

DJ Bravo on being instantly hooked to his upcoming single, starring Shakti Mohan

Cricketer-singer Dwayne ‘DJ’ Bravo has teamed up with choreographer, dancer and television personality Shakti Mohan for an upcoming single called The Chamiya Song, produced by music entertainment company Songfest India.

‘The word Chamiya resonates with Champion’

Bravo’s known for his heroics in the field of cricket, but rose to fame as a singer when Champion became a viral smash hit in 2016. Since then, he’s released singles like Chalo Chalo, Caribbean Dream, Love You Baby, Too Easy, Done D War, Jaeger Bomb and Yen Da. In 2017, he released Asia, featuring cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan featuring names like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara.

Releasing in December 2019, The Chamiya Song is written by Anurag Bhomia, composed by well-known music composer and YouTuber Gaurav Dagaonkar and also features Punjabi-Thai singer-songwriter Rimi Nique of India Raw Star and The Voice fame who has sung for ABCD 2 and Race 3, on the vocals along with Gaurav and Bravo. 

The video has been choreographed by celebrity choreographer Rahul Shetty, who was last seen in ABCD and Nach Baliye, and also features 4 popular TikTok influencers such as Garima Chaurasia, Zaid Darbar, Shayan Siddiqui and Aliya Hamidi.

DJ Bravo states, “I have always been fascinated by the wedding culture of India and given an opportunity I can gatecrash any Indian wedding because I love the entertaining fanfare associated with weddings. This song is an urban, sprightly and beguiling number that is apt for Indian weddings. Earlier this year, I was working alongside Rimi Nique on a gig and accidentally heard her humming the song during soundcheck. The hook word ‘Chamiya’ instantly caught my attention as it resonated with ‘Champion’. Thereafter, the two of us jumped into the studio during IPL and the rest is history. Similar to Champion, we will be launching a nationwide dance move called The Chamiya Step, that’s certainly going to go viral. The track will mark my maiden attempt in a Bollywood-esque single in which I will be singing and rapping in Hindi and Punjabi.”

Shakti Mohan adds, “When I heard the track initially, I was super excited about the vibe of the song and it almost took me back to my sister’s wedding celebrations! It’s an extremely upbeat track with a very catchy hook step that we have established now. And of course, It’s going to be lots of fun shooting with Dwayne.”

Gaurav Dagaonkar of Songfest, who is the brainchild behind the project and also the singer-composer, elaborates, “DJ Bravo’s Champion was widely popular and continues to be engraved in the minds of the masses. With regards to The Chamiya Song, we wanted to present a new facet to his musical innings and we are certain fans across the globe will appreciate our endeavour.”

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