Nima Rumba

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Nima Rumba

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FROM ISSUE # 124 (April 2006) | IN THIS ISSUE

Birth name Nima Chhiring Rumba (Tamang). Birthday 26 May, year is not really important. Born in Subarnapur, Birgunj

Family Father, mother, elder brother Pasang and younger brother Karma (both married and have children). Karma is also a singer and released his debut album in 2005. Shelly, my wife, and I have two sons: Samuel Rumba and Norvin Rumba (Norvin was born on 30 Jan 2006).

Education SLC from Shree Geeta Maata High School, Swayambhu; ICom from Patan Multiple Campus. Joined Lalitkala Campus with music as a major but left after two months. BCom from Kathmandu Multiple Campus.

First album I bought JJ Cale's Special Edition. First song I performed on stage Musumusu Hasideu Na Lai Lai and Kaha Timro Mayalulai by the Himalayan Band. First song recorded Aideu Timi for the collection Talent First in 1992. Back then I was in a band called Peace. Before that, I was in another band called The Bass in 1991, both times as a vocalist. First music video Miss Catwalk (also the first ever music video to be aired by Image Channel).

Stuff most people don't know about me I learnt the basics of thang-ka painting helping my father. I used to sing in Dabali restaurant in New Road (English, Nepali and Hindi cover songs) before I released my first album.

Toothpaste I use Colgate. Shampoo Head&Shoulders. Restaurant I like Nanglo's. Brand loyalty Levis, CK, Zara, H&M, Gap. Watches I wear Guess, Lloyd, Aldo. Best video game Antz, FIFA 2005. My mobile Sony Ericsson. Sunglasses from Vogue. I always carry my mobile, sunglasses, chapstick, necklace, and beads.

Besides music I worked in Food and Beverages (I did bartending for four years in Hong Kong). Instruments I play Guitar, drums and flute; but I love playing bass guitar.

Albums released Suna Suna (1994), Memories (1996), Huri Batas (2000), Lolita (2002), Faith (2004), Pride (2006, to be released soon). Besides music I love acting. Dance steps I can do Hip-Hop, twist and disco.

Brand ambassador for Yamaha Enticer, Shakalaka Boom, Team Samsung and New Look Men's Shaving Cream. Magazines I read WAVE, Rolling Stones, GQ, Boss and Vow. TV shows I watch The Oprah Show, Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno, Seinfeld, Friends, The Drew Carey Show, Jerry Springer, MTV, Trace, and Vh1. I don't like reality shows. Favourite flicks The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The English Patient, Gladiator, Snatch, Full Monty, Trainspotting. Actress I'd go on a date with Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Pfeiffer. If not a singer I would have been an actor or an artist (probably thangka).



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