Though clubs all over the world know him as Mednas, he wasn't always known by that name. He was born Mehdi Nassiri, facing the sea, in beautiful Casablanca, Morocco. Casablanca itself has always played an important role in popular culture. It became famous in the 1940s thanks to the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman film of the same name. Throughout its history it had been the birthplace or home to many famous people - from film star Jean Reno to automobile designer Frank Stephenson to poet Abdallah Zrika.
Along the way Nassiri was practically destined to make it onto that last - it's just that nobody involved really knew it at the time.
Mednas: The Early Years
Music had always been an important part of Nassiri's life, for as far back as he could remember. His mother spent time as a sound engineer for Moroccan Radio, among other jobs. He was even enrolled at an early age into a conservatory to learn the piano, but he didn't stay very long - something bigger awaited.
MEDNAS ON Tour