One Pound Fish Saga
A Pakistani immigrant in England started a fish stall at the Queens Market,Upton Park . Mohammad Shahid Nazir lured customers to his stall by singing a chorus “Common ladies! Common ladies! one pound fiiishhh!!
One-Pound- fish-man poses at Queens market
Photo:steve Poston, courtesy:Newham Recorder
Shahid’s fish mongering song attracted many people and his entertainment was captured on a video and posted on You tube by Colin Miller a fellow passer-by. The video was viewed by more than 8 million viewers and Shahid became a sensationalist online and sealed a recording deal.
“Hitting 8 million’ news reached BBC and Shahid was interviewed by a BBC London entertainment anchor. The father of 4 who arrived in England two years ago leaving his wife and children behind has hit his greener pastures!
The X-factor reject recorded a video album with dancing ladies and shoal of fishy-friends. The album has already hit 18 million viewers on You-tube. Shahid is fondly referred as “1-pound-fish-man” may well be the next “Gangnam -star”
Click below to view his official video album.
PS: The latest news says the “one- pound- fish- man” has overstayed in England and will be deported to Pakistan soon. We wish him well to overcome the obstacle.
- One Pound Fish man, Shahid Nazir, faces deportation from UK over visa issue (thenewstribe.com)
- Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Fishmonger From Pakistan, Is England’s Newest Star (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- VIDEO: One Pound Fish man ‘not deported’ (bbc.co.uk)