WATCH: Japanese singer wins hearts by singing 'Dil Dil Pakistan'

Timeless national song considered the country's second anthem is engraved deep into heart of every Pakistani

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Japanese singer Kenta Shoji performing at an event at Japanese Embassy in Islamabad on May 15, 2024. — Japanese Embassy in Islamabad. 

One of the most popular and admired melodies in the country’s history is the national song, Dil Dil Pakistan, a masterpiece by the Vital Signs.

The timeless number, which is considered the second national anthem of Pakistan, is engraved deep into the heart of every Pakistani.

Recently, the classic from the late 1990s was sung by Japanese musician Kenta Shoji at a special event organised at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan WADA Mitsuhiro. 

The singer from Kyoto, Japan, took the audience by surprise when he sang the hit song. The young artist did justice to the song, intoning it in his style before several guests and music lovers, who attended the event.

Kenta first mesmerised the audience with his mastery of playing the piano which was followed by captivating songs in Japanese, English and Urdu languages. 

Besides, Dil Dil Pakistan, the singer also crooned Aitebar by the Vital Signs, receiving great applause from each one of the attendees. 

The video of Kenta's performance was shared by the official Facebook page of the Japanese Embassy in Islamabad.

Kenta started playing piano at the age of 20. He has produced a wide range of vocal/piano songs covering his favourite genres of music such as Soul, R&B, Rock, Pop and Jazz.

In 2022, he launched his album “Skip”. The following year, he started travelling around the world performing his music on the streets and at various live music events.