Naghma is a prominent Afghan singer who started in the early 1970s. She and her ex-husband,Mangal, were a popular musical duo who dominated Afghan music scene during the 1970s and early 1990s. Naghma sings in Pashto and Dari. Her music is popular in Afghanistan, western Pakistan and Tajikistan. Naghma New songs always add in the beauty of Pashto Music.
Naghma was born as Shaperai (Fairy) on January 1, 1954, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. She belongs to the Pashtun ethnic group. As a young girl, she developed an interest in music. Her early songs were based on Kandahari songs, most of which were folkloric in nature but were essential in training the novice. After moving to Kabul, Naghma held various jobs, all the while pursuing her passion. Coming from a traditional family, she met with much resistance from relatives who saw singing as a demeaning career for an Afghan woman. However, Naghma was not discouraged by this. Naghma became joined a musician-turned-singer Mangal, a fellow Pashtun from Laghman Province of Afghanistan, and eventually married him. Listen more New Pashto Songs.