London: A Pakistani fish seller at a London market, Mohammad Shahid Nazir, is about to sign a record deal with Warner Music for his unique style of selling fish by singing.
“Come on ladies, come on ladies, have a, have a look, one pound fish. Very very good, very very cheap, one pound fish,” goes his song.
Nazir was spotted after a YouTube video of him singing at the Queen’s Market, Upton Park, got more than 3.6 million views, The Sun reports.
British star Alesha Dixon and US boy band Mindless Behaviour have both recorded versions of the song.
Nazir said: “People have come from Australia, the US, Canada and all over Europe. They don’t come here to work or shop, they come for One Pound Fish Man.”
Shahid moved to Britain just over a year ago with the hope of making enough money to send to his wife and four children in Pakistan.
On his first day at the fish stall, his boss told him to shout to customers to get their attention. He said he did not like shouting, and so made up a song.