The Moroccan artist ILYAH Hasnaoui was hosted by Simo Benbashir in his show “Nayda F’Hollywood” on the famous online platform “Le 360”. He is the only Moroccan singer in the American band “Overnight”.
In his talk with Simo, ILYAH recollected some childhood memories in Rabat Agdal where he lived with his small family, he also talked about his passion for music and art at a young age. At 15, his father registered him to a Russian Music Institute in the capital where he learned to play the guitar. He started making covers for popular songs on YouTube and began to gain audience and views. At the age of 17, he left Morocco heading to Boston and decided to settle in the US for studies while he’s still having a strong admiration for music.
ILYAH attended many talent discovery programs such as the America Got Talent where he met many talent-seeking professionals. He joined the “Overnight” project after leaving Boston for Las Vegas where he met the rest of the band.
It took him two months to learn the dance moves and other choreography performances of this band. Indeed, they had successful shows and musical tours in Wisconsin and Las Vegas, which made the band trend on American TV channels.
Our talented singer ILYAH Hasnaoui told Simo he is proud of his nationality and always keen to add the Moroccan touch to his songs even though his songs are all in English. Today, His will is to launch his own private musical band and work with international artists such as Redone and Timberland. His biggest dream is to participate in the big festival Mawazine.