Since her concert in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul, she has gained celebrity in Afghanistan in addition to building on her already established renown in Central Asian countries. A recent poll conducted in Kabul named Manija (among Persian speakers) and Nazia Iqbal (among Pashtospeakers) as the most popular female singers in that country.
As of 2004, she has two albums, both recorded live in Mazar-e-Sharif. Her concert in Kabul drew thousands of enthusiastic fans. Reportedly in both of these concerts, the stage was filled with flower bouquets.