“It is an incredible honour to receive this prestigious award!” said Shweta, whose debut album — Udaan — was launched last year amid much fanfare at Kathmandu’s Theater Village.
“I would like to thank everyone for their encouragement in making my debut album come true, especially Durga Lal Sir, Nhyoo Dai and Anil Dai for their guidance and support,” she added.
Held this year in United Arab Emirates’ Abu Dhabi, Nepali Music Video Award recognizes singers, composers and technicians for their music videos.
Achammai Lagyo Malai, one of the six songs from Udaan has been written by master lyricist and poet Durga Lal Shrestha and its music composed by noted music composer Nhyoo Bajracharya.
The music video of this song is set in the picturesque mountains of Nepal in Sindhupalchok, Kavre, and Bhaktapur districts, and along the Sun Koshi river. The video was directed by Anil Tandukar and stars Shweta herself.
Achammai Lagyo Malai was also nominated for the Best Music.
Another song from Shweta’s Udaan, “Bato Heri Rahechhu,” also directed by Anil Tandukar was nomiated as the Best Music Video (Diaspora). This song is set in the pristine waters off Thailand’s coast. In addition to herself, the romantic video features Shweta’s husband, Vibhu.
“This award will encourage me to take my music forward and I hope to bring newer and exciting songs for all my fans,” Shweta Punjali added with excitement.
Earlier this year, Shweta was also nominated for the Best Newcomer at the 2073 Tuborg Image Award for her song “Kasto Bhet,” also from Udaan.