Sidhu Moose Wala
- Sidhu Indian artist, lyricist, politician, and actor Moose Wala primarily worked in the Punjabi music industry and was created in Punjab's Musa village on June 11, 1993. The full name of Moosewala was Subhdeep Singh Sidhu. In the Mansa neighborhood, he acquired his early education. He enrolled at the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in Ludhiana to enhance his education. He obtained his B.Tech in electrical engineering there in 2016. Rapper Tupac Shakur has affected Moose Wala since he was a little boy.
- In the sixth grade, he developed an interest in hip-hop music. Later, he studied music in Ludhiana with Harvinder Bittu. After receiving his diploma, he moved to Brampton, Canada's Ontario province. He began working as a lyricist for the well-known song "License." Ninja sang the melody. Sidhu Moose Wala began his singing career with "Zee Vegan." After that, he collaborated with Brown Boys on several singles. He also performed a lot of live shows in Canada. In 2018, he returned to India and started working in the Punjabi music sector. debut
- He achieved success worldwide with his song "So High." Later made available, his debut album, "PBX 1," reached number 66 on the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart. Following the album's success, he started self-releasing his music. His song "47" also made it to the U.K. Singles Chart. One of the 50 up-and-coming musicians for the year 2020, according to The Guardian, is Sidhu. In the Punjabi film Yes I Am Student, made by his production company Jatt Life Studios, he made his acting debut. He appeared in movies like Teri Meri Jodi and Gunah in 2019 and 2020, respectively. He has acted in Punjabi movies like Jattan Da Munda Gaun Lagya and Moosa Jatt.
- Sidhu Moose formally joined the Congress party on December 3, 2021, in the presence of the state unit president of the Congress party, Navjot Singh Sidhu, and the chief executive, Charanjit Singh Channi. He ran for the Mansa assembly seat in the forthcoming elections, but an AAP candidate beat him.
- He was a proactive leader of the Congress party. Sidhu Moose Wala's name had already been connected to several controversies and received criticism for his songs' support of gun culture and violence. Because of his song "Sanju," he was the subject of an FIR in 2020 for encouraging gun culture and violence. After videos of AK-47 weapons firing at the firing range during the Covid shutdown went viral, the case was brought.
- Sidhu Moose Wala was shown in this song boasting about the legal proceedings against him. Sidhu Moosewala and Karan Aujla were rivals. Through their songs, social media accounts, and live performances, both of them have responded to each other numerous times.
- In terms of Sidhu Moose Wala's overall net worth, it was estimated to be over 31 crores. He was well-known in the Punjabi music community as a singer. He sang a large majority of well-known tunes. Live concerts, movies, and T.V. appearances were his primary sources of income. On YouTube, where he previously made much money by uploading videos, he also has more than 10 million members. He was a top-earning Punjabi singer in the music business.
- Sidhu made about 35 lakhs in one month. He used to charge anywhere between 6 and 8 lakh rupees for a song. In addition, he used to charge up to 20 lakh rupees for live performances. He used to earn a ton of cash by promoting numerous products. His net worth has increased consistently over the last five years. He cherished leading a lavish life. In Canada's Brampton, he owned a lavish home. In addition, he recently constructed a lavish bungalow in Mansa, Punjab, where his family resides.
- When Moose Wala was a resident of Brampton, he published his debut single, "G Wagon." He began giving live performances in India in 2018. Additionally, he performed in Canada. In 2017, Moose Wala and Byg Byrd collaborated on the gangster rap song "So High," which became his breakthrough single. The song helped him win Best Lyricist at the 2017 Brit Asia TV Music Awards. He maintained his success with songs like "Issa Jatt," "It's All About You," "Just Listen," and "Warning Shots." The song "Tochan" by Moose Wala was released in May 2018. "Famous" entered the Top 40 U.K. Asian Charts after the song.
- For "Issa Jatt," he received a nomination for the 2018 PTC Punjabi Music Awards' Best New Age Sensation category." He released "Dollar," the first song from his debut soundtrack, in August 2018 for the movie Dakuaan Da Munda. Moose Wala released his pop music with a hip-hop influence debut album, PBX 1, in October 2018. The album was listed on the Canadian Albums Chart. It enabled him to take home the Best Album honor at the 2019 Brit Asia TV Music Awards. In February 2019, Moose Wala released "Legend" via his record label. He won the Britasia TV Kuflink Best Track of the Year Award in 2019 with it.
- The same month, he published "Chosen" and "Outlaw." 2019 April. "Mafia Style" by Moose Wala came after "East Side Flow." His scheduled performance at the Surrey Music Festival in June 2019 had to be canceled due to violent occurrences during his prior performances. He released "Poison" that same month with R Nait. 2019 July. "Sohne Lagde," a song by Moose Wala with The PropheC, was published. That same month, he released "Hathyar," the soundtrack to Sikander 2. Bohemia and Moose Wala worked together on the song "Same Beef" in August 2019. In September 2019, he released two movie soundtrack songs: "Dogar" for Teri Meri Jodi and "Jatti Jeone Morh Wargi," which also includes Sonam Bajwa for Ardab Mutiyaran. The song "B Town" was released in October 2019.
- In addition, he released "47," a song with Mist and Stefflon Don that peaked at number 20 on the U.K. Singles Chart. The song was also included in the Hot 40 singles list for New Zealand. Moose Wala brought the year to a close in December 2019 with the single "Dhakka." According to Spotify, he is one of the top three Punjabi artists in 2019, along with Maninder Buttar and Karan Aujla. He performed "Old Skool" alongside Prem Dhillon and Neeb in January 2020. The song was followed by "Tibetan Da Putt," which peaked at number one on the iTunes charts and reached position eight on the Indian Apple Music charts. His second studio album, Snitches Get Stitches, was released in May 2020. The same month, he made the song "Dear Mama" available in honor of his mother's birthday.
- He co-wrote the song "Bambiha Bole" with Amrit Maan in June 2020. Its music video gained more than 10 million views in just 24 hours. The song debuted in the top 50 in Canada and New Zealand and reached its highest point in India's Apple Music chart. In the U.K. Asian charts, it peaked at No. 1, while in the global YouTube rankings, it peaked at No. 5. "Game," a song by Moose Wala and Shooter Kahlon published in September 2020, became his first hit to reach the Canadian Hot 100 chart on Billboard.
- The album's singles topped the charts in several other countries, including the Billboard Global 200, the Canada Hot 100, and the New Zealand Hot Singles list. He and British rapper Mist performed at the Wireless Festival in London on September 12, 2021. The first Indian musician to play at this festival was Moose Wala. No Name by Moose Wala, featuring Sunny Malton, Mr. Capone-E, and AR Paisley, was released in April 2022. On the Billboard Top Canadian Albums list, it debuted at position 73.
- The Last Ride, Levels, Never Fold, and 295 are just a few of his songs that have reached the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart." The Last Ride" reached its highest position at No. 26, "Levels" at No. 32, and "Never Fold" at No. 97. The Last Ride reached at number 103, "295" peaked at number 73, and "Levels" peaked at number 195 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart. His song "SYL" (based on the Satluj Yamuna connection canal) reached its posthumous peak positions in June 2022 at positions 27, 81, 3, and 200 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart.
After releasing several popular tracks with Humble Music, Moose Wala began composing music in 2018. His debut single, "Warning Shots," was a diss track directed toward Karan Aujla's song "Lafaafe." After his debut album, PBX 1, was published on T-Series in the same year, most of his songs, as well as songs by other artists, were released under his label. On his label, Moose Wala's second studio album, Snitches Get Stitches, was released in 2020. On August 31, 2020, Moose Wala's record company, 5911 Records, had its grand opening.
- Due to his strong affinity to his hamlet, Moosa, Moose Wala used to reside there. His fans traveled to his hamlet daily to greet him when he was alive. His granny and he had a close relationship. He preserved his hair because his father couldn't go due to an accident, which was essential in Sikhism. His grandmother insisted that he do so. Afsana Khan, Gippy Grewal, and Amrit Maan are some artists that claim that Moose Wala's personality was quite different from his tunes. He was a practical person in real life.
- Moose Wala and Karan Aujla engaged in conflict, responding to one another through songs, social media accounts, and live performances. Both musicians have drawn flak for performing songs that exalt violence. According to Elly Mangat, who was both Moose Wala and Aujla's then-colleague, when the video of Moose Wala criticizing Aujla in his song was leaked to Aujla's management, they threatened to beat Moose Wala.
- The argument between the two vocalists began in this manner. Following the encounter, both started pursuing one another on social media. Before Aujla and Moose Wala each released their individual diss singles, "Lafaafe" and "Warning Shot," the feud was temporarily put to rest. In an interview, Aujla said that the song "Lafaafe" was not his creation. He also said nothing about their competition, although he did respect Moose Wala's work.
Controversies and Legal Concerns
- Moose Wala was prosecuted at his death for encouraging gun culture and violence. Two of the accusations involved indecent scenes. In May 2020, two videos of Moose Wala went viral on social media: one displayed him being trained by police officers to use an AK-47, and the other displayed him firing it.
- The six police officers who had assisted him were suspended after the incident. He was charged on May 19 with violating two parts of the Arms Act. To apprehend Moose Wala, the police started conducting raids, but he fled. The Barnala District Court rejected Moose Wala's and five other accused cops' request for anticipatory bail on June 2.
- On June 6, 2020, he was fined by Nabha police for exceeding the allowable level of window tinting in his car. He was released from a lookout because Moose Wala misinformed the officials that he was already out on bail. He joined the police inquiry in July and was given standard bail. He released a song that month called "Sanju," in which he compared himself to actor Sanjay Dutt, who had also been detained under the Arms Act.
- Avneet Sidhu, an Indian competitive shooter, criticized the song and called out Moose Wala for endorsing gun culture. A case was brought against him for releasing the music the following day. Moose Wala claimed in an interview that various news outlets and attorneys were specifically targeting him.
Reference to Mai Bhaggo
His song "Jatti Jeone Morh Wargi," which features the name of Mai Bhago, a 17th-century Sikh warrior queen, was deemed offensive by Sikh officials in September 2019. Sikh delegates and Akali Dal officials complained about Moose Wala in Mansa and Bathinda after demanding a ban on the song. Following a social media apology, Moose Wala appeared in front of the Sikh religious body Akal Takht in March 2020 for a hearing about the event.
References to Khalistan Movement
The song "Panjab: My Motherland," published by Moose Wala in December 2020 in support of the Indian farmers' protest against the 2020 Indian Agriculture Acts, includes words from a supporter of Khalistan from the late 1980s and footage of Orthodox warrior Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Khalistan, according to Moose Wala in an interview, is a clean location where people of all religions can live in peace, just as when Maharaja Ranjit Singh was in charge.
Moose Wala made his acting debut with the Punjabi film Yes, I Am Student, produced by his own Jatt Life Studios. The script for the movie was written by Gill Ranta and directed by Tanvir Singh Jagpal. Moose Wala made an appearance in Teri Meri Jodi in 2019. He revealed a new movie, Gunah, for June 2020. He debuted the teaser for his future film, Moosa Jatt, which will be helmed by Tru Makers and star Sweetaj Brar, on August 22, 2021. He confirmed the release date for his latest Amberdeep Singh-produced movie, Jattan Da Munda Gaun Lagya, on August 24, 2021.
- Moose Wala vigorously promoted his mother, Charan Kaur, who triumphed in the Moosa village sarpanch election in December 2018. Bear Wala joined the Indian National Congress in the presence of PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi. To run for the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 2022, Moose Wala joined the Indian National Congress on December 3, 2021. The Mansa-based Congressman Nazar Singh Manshahia rebelled and rejected Moose Wala's bid.
- Moose Wala of the Mansa constituency was defeated by Vijay Singla of the Aam Aadmi Party by a margin of 63,323 despite only getting 20.52% of the vote. Moose Wala was accused o violating Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code during the 2022 election by violating the electoral code of conduct.
- He did a door-to-door campaign in the Mansa constituency following the election campaign's allocated time. On April 11, 2022, Moose Wala released a song titled "Scapegoat," in which he lamented his defeat in the Punjab state assembly elections. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed that Moose Wala implied in his song that AAP supporters from Punjab were "gaddar" (transl. traitors) for siding with the AAP. Additionally, they asserted that Moose Wala's song supports the "anti-Punjab" views of the Indian National Congress.
- Moose Wala was shot and killed inside his car on May 29, 2022, in Jawaharke Village, Mansa District, by unidentified assailants. In an unverified Facebook post, which Bishnoi later denied authoring, the Lawrence Bishnoi gang allegedly first claimed responsibility for the murder. As of June 2022, the Lawrence Bishnoi gang is still being detained by the Punjab Police, and the "mastermind" of the murder is still believed to be at large. According to the authorities, Sidhu Moose Wala, his cousin Gurpreet Singh, and his next-door neighbor Gurwinder Singh left their home at about 4:30 p.m.
- Driving his black Mahindra Thar SUV Moose Wala. He was traveling to Barnala to visit his aunt. When the SUV arrived in the village of Jawaharke at about 5:30, two more vehicles halted it. Thirty shots were fired during the event, injuring two other males. Moose Wala also returned fire with his weapon against the assailants.
- The attackers fled the location after the shootout. After being brought to the Mansa civil hospital by his father, Moose Wala was pronounced dead. In anticipation of Operation Blue Star's anniversary, Moose Wala was one of the 424 people whose police security had been reduced or removed the day before, leaving him with only two commandos instead of four at the time.
- Moose Wala was traveling in his private car with two other persons at the time of the event, not in his bulletproof car with the police commandos. Because his Thar SUV could only fit four people, according to his friends, Moose Wala did not bring his protection with him.
- The Lawrence Bishnoi gang has allegedly threatened to assassinate Moose Wala to exact revenge for the 2021 murder of Vicky Middukhera, a leader of the Akali movement. The Bishnoi gang claimed that Moose Wala's assistant was involved in the murder of Middukhera, despite the lack of supporting documentation. Satinder Singh, aka Goldy Brar, a Canadian criminal of Punjabi descent, took responsibility for the killing. According to Brar, a close ally of the mobster Lawrence Bishnoi, his "Punjab Module" (gang) was responsible for the shooting.
- In India, criminal proceedings are pending against Brar and Bishnoi. Later, Bishnoi's involvement was established by the Punjab police. After that, according to the FIR filed by Moose Wala's father and supported by singer Mika Singh, Moose Wala was receiving extortion-related death threats from gangsters. Bhagwant Mann, the chief minister of Punjab, denounced the murder. He described Moose Wala as "a cultural symbol of Punjab," expressed sorrow and anguish over his passing, and offered his condolences to the Moose Wala family. Mann commanded a probe into the Punjab police's decision to scale back Moose Wala's security two days earlier. He also announced the formation of a judicial committee to look into the murder, which will be presided over by a Punjab and Haryana High Court judge on the bench.
- On social media, numerous celebrities expressed their sympathies. The murder scene contained bullets from a pistol and an AN-94 Russian assault weapon, according to police. Police have detained six suspects in the event from the state of Uttarakhand. One of the murder suspects was apprehended by the Punjab Police on May 30 as he was hiding among Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib devotees. The Indian National Congress' Delhi chapter protested on May 30 in front of Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal's home, blaming the state government of Punjab for the event and its decision to reduce Moose Wala's security cover.
- Five doctors performed his autopsy, which was recorded on video. Moose Wala died 15 minutes after being shot due to gunshot wounds, according to post-mortem reports, and his body had 19 bullet wounds. The cremation of Sidhu Moose Wala on May 31, 2022. On May 31, Moose Wala was cremated in his home village. On his property, he received his final rites.
- Lawrence Bishnoi allegedly confessed to the murder on June 3 and claimed that he and Moose Wala were rivals. A bhog ceremony was planned for June 8 at Mansa. Ankit Sirsa was detained on July 3 by Delhi police after being identified as one of the murder's shooters. Gangsters Manpreet Mannu and Jagrup Rupa, who were thought to have been involved in the murder of Moosewala, were shot and killed by the Punjab Police on July 20. India TV claimed on July 26 that Deepak Mundi, the final shooter still at large, has been captured by Punjab Police. But according to The Indian Express, he was detained on September 11 close to the Nepal-Bengal border.
In their campaign song before the Sangrur Lok Sabha by-elections in 2022, the Indian National Congress party featured images of Moose Wala. The family of Moose Wala publicly pleaded with individuals and political parties to refrain from using his name for personal or political gain. According to the Tribune newspaper, this plea was a blow to the Congress party, which had hoped to leverage the public's compassion for Moose Wala's passing to its advantage in the by-elections.