Afghan-Canadian immigrant is Oprah of Afghanistan


Vancouver-raised Mozhdah Jamalzadah immigrated to Canada at the young age of five with her parents and two younger brothers from war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. Eventually, they settled in Vancouver, BC, where Mozhdah Jamalzadah attended high school at John Oliver Secondary, then went on to study broadcast journalism at British Columbia Institute of Technology, politics and philosophy at the University of British Columbia and opera at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music.

Mozhdah Jamalzadah was invited to White House in Washington D.C. in March 2010 for International Womens Day, where she sang one of her new songs called “Dukhtare Afghan.” Mozhdah performed for Mr. and Mrs. Obama and their guests.

Canada gave Mozhdah Jamalzadah a good education and tremendous opportunities in terms of career and personal growth not available to women in Afghanistan. Today, she considers it her obligation to go back to Afghanistan and give back to her countrymen. When offered a one-year deal to host her own TV talk show called “MOZHDAH” in Kabul, Mozhdah took the offer even though it is considered a dangerous proposition, especially for a western-minded woman to be residing in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Now dubbed the “Oprah of Afghanistan, her talk show called “MOZHDAH” has a tremendous following amongst the millions of Afghanistan women who adores their very own megastar.

See Mohzdah Jamalzadah performs at the White House in March 2010 at the International Women’s Day.