Nima in the middle with his brothers
Pasang & Karma
Didn't really thought that I'd become a popstar someday.
When I was in school, I used to be a very good painter/artist.
I used to draw lots of pictures and paint them and give
it away to friends.
I think a lot of my childhood and school mates still have
them as my gift. So I used to think that I'll become a very
famous artist one day but for my own surprise I became a
pop star. I had a deep passion in music & dance since
I was very young but I never realized that until I was out
of school after SLC. During that break after SLC I had a
chance to meet my big brother Namgel's friend Rabi, Saroj,
Bire, they were in music and they usually gathered and jammed
together. So I joined them and learned quite a lot how to
sing and play guitar from them. And pretty soon I became
their vocalist. We named the band 'The Bass'. We worked
very hard, did all the local stage concerts everywhere,
college, campus... I spent about 3-4 yeas with the band
but even with our hard work and all we couldn't do any better.
There were so many things frustrating us. Lack of money...
and there were no media. We couldn't make any records together,
no one really helped us. So, slowly we fell apart and by
the end of one day I met one of my local guy Jyoti Ratna
Bajracharya and he asked me to join he and his friends and
form a band. So I joined them and we named the band "The
Peace" so I was vocalist and Jyoti on drum Puru on
Bass and Dipesh on Lead Guitar and Sailendra on Rythm Guitar.
We composed our first song "Aai Deu Priya" and
recorded it in 'Sanga Recording Studio' It was our first
time in studio and we all were very nervous. We did couple
of takes and it was ok.
After a while we had a chance to participate in Rara Nepali
Pop music Competition 1992 and luckily we won in 2nd place.
With the same song "Aai Deu Priya" in the same
day in concert Hall we met Mr. Anil Sthapit and Him dai
from Harati Cassette Centre and they wanted our song to
include in a pop song collection 'Talent-1' 1992. After
a while it released with our song "Aai Deu Priya"
and it went real hit and soon we began to receive fan mails
and concert invitations. That was amazing for the beginning.
I still remember the day I got my first fan mail and it
was from a bunch of gals from Pokhara. Thank you gals, it
encouraged me so much...
Awards received by Nima
Despite our success from the song and all live concerts
we couldn't develop our music/skills within the band and
also because of the different taste in music of the band
members and me. We decided to split. So I became solo singer
and by 1993 I did my first solo song "Jadaichu Tadha
Tadha" which I wrote myself and did music myself and
was released in 'Touch-1' collection from the same group
Harati Cassette Centre. From here... my real musical journey
begins. I was admired by lots of my fans and friends for
my work. For about 2-3 years I did 4-5 singles for different
collection albums. I did song like 'Pagal Premi', 'Ujaad
Mero Jeevanma', 'Block Heel Shoes' and they were all superb
and went real big hit.
I forgot to mention about my stage performance. All the
people and critics claims that there's only one best performer
in Nepal in the stage live. And that's Nima Rumba. I do
all the best I can when I'm on stage to entertain all the
audience and I guess I'm good at it.
I was preparing for my own solo album but didn't really
had enough money for recording. During
that period I started singing in different restaurants and
bars and even in Casino. Just like a Nepali proverb 'Dhunga
Khojda Deuta Milyo', (which means to find something bigger
& greater than one has expected), I met a person named
Pushpa or Pushkar. Sorry dai, I forgot your name. And yeah
I met him while I was singing in the Doblee Restaurant &
Bar in New Road. He was my regular customer and he used
to like my voice a lot. So one day he called me in his table
and asked me if I had done any album. I said no dai. I want
to do it but I've got financial problem. And he said he'll
come next day. Next day he came back and handed me Rs. 10,000
and said record your album. I was so thrilled and happy.
I thanked him million times and I still do. For his help
and kindness he did to me.
Nima's waiting room filled with
awards and photos
After that I collected some more money from my friend Pancha
'Sensi' and added some myself. Then I went to a studio and
met music arranger 'Anup Das' and I recorded my first solo
album 'Suna Suna' and released it from 'Harati Cassette
Centre' in 1994 with the help from Anil Sthapit. The album
went real good and the plus point was the cover design and
photography of album done by Anil Sthapit which was very
unique and attractive.
I did various stage show during that period also did 'Nima
Rumba Nite 1994' in Academy Hall by 2nd year student of
Shankar Dev campus. I did shows in Pokhara, Darjeeling Sikkim
and met so many fans.
In 1996 I recorded my second album 'Nima - Memories' from
'Santana Records' which I worked with Sunil Bardewa and
Anup Das for music arranging.
There was a featuring song with GP, a Hip Hop Rap Song.
From the album the song 'Ms Catwalk' went super duper hit
and also the music video of 'Ms Catwalk' was real hit in
Image Channel. Everyone admired me for my performance in
this video. Just after a while I did this video and album,
I left Nepal to HongKong. I went to HongKong with my wife
Sheli and started living very normal life, far from my music
world. But the distance really didn't affect me from creating
new music and writing songs. Time to time I really missed
my country, family and friends specially my fans and my
music. So I began to write more songs and did music in new
style. Well I guess my writing and singing and music has
always been different and unique than you here everyday
in our Nepali music field. And that's why I'm always a favorite
to my fans and listeners. Guess I'm not talking too much
bout myself. Ok... So I came back Nepal after 3 years in
2000 and I recorded my 3rd album 'Huri Bataas' I don't think
I really need to talk about 'Huri Bataas'
album which everyone knows. How well it did in Nepali music
scene. There's all kind of choice of song for everyone and
god I worked very hard for it. And I'm happy for the price
I received. Thank you all guys for liking this album.
Well again the music video of 'Huri Bataas'
and 'Jaadaichu ma hai Videshma' and 'Anjaan Mayalu' were
really cool. Huri Bataas was no.1 song in Hits fm for quite
a long time and also its music video in Image channel went
no 1 in Top Ten for months. And the alum itself was the
No.1 Best selling album of the year 2000 and 2001. And it
won 'The Best Album of the Year' in 'Hits FM Music Award
It was sad though that I wasn’t here to celebrate
the honor but I was happy my brother was there to grab that
award and again I was back in Nepal on 1st may 2002 and
recorded my 4th album 'Lolita'.
And I hope you like it as usual Nima Rumba songs. Hope
you will like the music videos as well. Lastly I wanna thank
each and every person who has helped in any way throughout
my career to get this peak of success and popularity. All
the fans, people, friends and families all the media...thank
you so much.