Foji Biography (Wikipedia)
Foji (Punjabi: ਫ਼ੋਜੀ, foji) (full name Manjit Singh Gill, born in Coventry) is a Birmingham-based Punjabi singer, writer and producer,. First rising to fame in 2010 with hits such as Dafa Hoja and Bruah, Foji has continued with a number of successful releases and has featured in the top 3 of the Official Asian Download Chart for longer than any other bhangra artist (12 weeks).
Brought up in Birmingham, Foji started singing at the age of eight. During a trip to India aged thirteen he learnt to read and write Punjabi and was exposed to the work of a number of Punjabi artists. Influences listed including classic Punjabi singers Lal Chand Yamla Jatt, Surinder Kaur, Amar Singh Chamkila, Didar Sandhu, K Deep and Jagmohan Kaur, as well as a sequence of more recent artists such as Kuldip Manak, Jagjit Singh, Satinder Sartaaj, Ustaad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Gurdas Mann (who Foji also interviewed in September 2010 on behalf of radio station Raaj FM). One of Foji's first songs was a humorous reworking of Golden Stars 'Lumbra De Vere Vich', whilst studying at Solihull College.
- Foji on his videohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0206ngh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0206ngh.jpg2014-06-02T15:03:00.000ZFoji chats with Rav and Dee about his new video.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0206nkd
Foji on his video
- Foji - Play or Parhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z251r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z251r.jpg2014-05-14T10:49:00.000ZFoji joins Nihal in the studio for a game of 'Play or Par'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01z251x
Foji - Play or Par