TOP 18 HEADLINING ANUGERAH 2021

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Ace Iskandar and I’m an Administrative Operations. I am candid and easygoing. Outdoor adventures is something that I look forward to in my free time. I stand by my motto – life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I’m an Anugerah alumni and have taken part in this competition in 2017 where I was a semifinalist. I’m not giving up and would like to push myself further in singing.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Afiq Atan and I’m an undergraduate at NUS. Having an outgoing and adventurous personality, I had a taste of the entertainment industry when I was 13 years old. I was a child talent in Rentak Cilik where I hosted and sang in the TV programme. I live by my life’s motto – life’s short, have fun!

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    Why do you join Anugerah? I feel this is a perfect opportunity for me to hone my skills as a singer and be exposed to the local music industry. I’m also keen in learning from the contestants as well as current artistes in the industry.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    We’re Anak-Anak Haron. We are siblings and born in the same month of November. Myself, Amin (freelance music teacher), is the elder brother and Afiqah (administrative assistant) is my sister. We come from a large family of 9, including our parents. We usually practice in the “bomb shelter”, a dedicated store room in our house so as not to disturb the rest of our family members.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    We want to be better performers and musicians. Joining Anugerah as a duo is challenging as we’re not exactly a band and we can only rely on each other. We hope the music that we have to offer is something refreshing and entertaining to everyone.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Andry Darwisy and I have completed my studies in Travel and Tourism. I strive for perfection and I appreciate anything that is related to the arts, including fine arts and fashion.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    Local talent shows like Anugerah is a great platform for beginners like me to dive in and learn the ins and outs of the entertainment industry. I hope to be able to control my nerves and get a feel of who I want to be as a singer. I have experience in a regional singing competition but I didn’t make it as expected. With this opportunity, I hope to learn more and do better!

  • Tell us about yourself.

    Awwcappella bonded through our love for music where we actively participated in a co-curricular activity, NTU Harmonics, except for Ridwana who is a sister to Rahwani. The members are Siti Yasnira Binte Johan, Leo Nakaoka, Nur Rahwani Bte Hamzah, Ahmad Mustaqim and Nur Ridwana Bte Hamzah

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    We’d like to step out of our comfort zone, improve musically and expose the choral music to the Malay community.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Azra Zulaikha and I’m a community executive. I’m also a vocalist for a Malay traditional band, Munir Traditional Band, where I perform at weddings. A self-taught designer, I spend my free time designing collaterals and posters for family and friends. I also play the guitar and ukulele, and love collecting quirky bags.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I’m a hard worker who does not give up easily. Challenges appeal to me as I like to step out of my comfort zone and Anugerah is the perfect platform to see how far I can go. I’m looking forward to doing my own song renditions in this competition as song experimentation gives me great joy.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    Back2Basic is a 3-piece band made up of three generations with an age gap of 10 years apart. Our band is into a fusion of Jazz, Latin and Malay music. The members are Singer/Guitarist Ismail Gani (Assistant Admin Officer), Cajon player Abdul Hazim Omar aka Jim (Technical Sales Specialist) and singer/guitarist Abdul Shahari Bin Abdul Raman aka Blade (Freelance Musician)

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    We’d like to be recognised as a band and challenge ourselves in this competition.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Fatin Adriana and I’m an Aerospace Electronics student at Temasek Polytechnic. Besides singing, I can play the guitar and piano. As an individual I’m committed and passionate about pursuing my goals and dreams. In my free time, I post song covers on my social media accounts.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    When I was 15, I attended an Anugerah audition that was held at Kallang Mall. I performed but I was underage then; the qualifying age was 16 hence, I couldn’t proceed to the next round. The judges encouraged me to come back again and here I am – 4 years later! It was a blessing as I got to improve myself throughout these 4 years, just for this competition.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Maya Azizi and I’m an Industrial Design student at Nanyang Polytechnic. I play the guitar and I’m fluent in Bahasa Indonesia as I was born there.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I believe that I have the charisma and personality to pursue in the entertainment industry. Besides being comfortable in front of the camera, I like performing for others in which I am passionate about. This competition is a huge milestone for me and will be an experience I’ll never forget!

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Meeda Zainal and I am an associate realtor, self-employed. I have a positive outlook on life and focus on doing my best in life. In my free time, I like to cook for my family and my specialty is Nasi Hujan Panas (Rainbow Rice).

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I joined Anugerah not to only fulfill my dream but to also be happy. I’m thankful that my husband has been fully supportive of me joining the competition. My goal is to get into the Anugerah finals.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Muhd Haziq and I just completed my national service. I’m into sports and I enjoy cooking Western dishes taught by my mom such as Fish & Chips, Beef Bolognese, Hamburger and Steak.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I’ve always admired people who have the chance to show their capabilities on stage. I guess this is the chance for me to challenge myself and see what I can offer and achieve. Not only that, I’ve always wanted to participate in Anugerah for the past few years, and I guess this is finally the right time to do so.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    O.M.A that stands for ‘One Metre Apart’ is a multi-racial band formed two days before the Anugerah’s audition deadline. Our vocalist, Thaqif, is known for his single, Ariq. The members are Keyboardist Ho Zhi Ren (Freelancer), Drummer Anson Koh Soon Yew (Musician), Vocalist/Guitarist Abdul Thaqif Bani (Musician), guitarist Sures s/o Ravindran (Musician) and bassist Chia Chong Yu (Musician)

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    Due to the pandemic, we miss playing music and wanted to give Anugerah a shot. With our musical influences as a multi-racial band, we hope to find our identity through this experience.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    OSG stands for ‘Old School Guys’. We have played together since our school days but reformed the band 8 years ago to play at Malay weddings. We are originally an 8-piece band: including a percussionist, female vocalist and another vocalist. A fun fact about us: keyboardist Muhammad Harith is the nephew of second keyboardist, Muhamad Ali. The rest of the members are guitarist Yusaini Samat (self-employed), Bassist Reduan Alias (Driver), keyboardist Muhammad Ali (Senior Estate Executive) and singer/drummer Yani Saleh (self-employed)

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    Our goal in Anugerah is to have exposure for the band. Besides gaining experience, we hope people will remember us and engage us to play at Malay weddings.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Qhum Johani and I’m a Hydrographic Associate Trainee. I’m an adrenaline junkie and play the guitar and ukulele. In my free time, I do song covers on SoundCloud and YouTube.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I feel that I could offer something fresh and different to the entertainment scene. I’m giving it a shot to see how far I can go.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Raliff Ismail and I’m a freelance graphic designer. If I can describe myself in five words, they are optimistic, stubborn, decisive, creative and quick. I like to hike every time I travel. Petra, Jordan is a must-visit once the pandemic is over. Its historical and architectural landscape are thrillingly beautiful and I wish I could travel soon.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I believe my voice is unique and I’m probably one of the few young local talents who loves to emulate and sing evergreen songs by legends like Ismail Haron, Roy, Broery Marantika, Sugiman Jahuri and Fariz RM, to name a few. I hope with the vocal training and masterclasses provided, I’m able to overcome my anxiety and improve on my performances.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    Saát is a newly formed band and the reason the name is chosen is to signify the moments in life. As most of us are not getting any younger, every second (Malay for saat) counts. The time is now! The band is made up of guitarist Aminurrrashid Othman (Freelance Audio Engineer), bassist Feroze Mcleod (Business Owner), guitarist Muhammad Syahmi Samad (Music Instructor), drummer Fairuz Azhar (Sound Technician) and Vocalist/Midi Keyboardist Muhammad Hasif Jasman (Freelancer)

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    We’d like to experience something new and to challenge ourselves musically. We hope people can appreciate our music where we try to keep it fresh yet exciting.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Teeqa RZ and I’m a Finance Executive. I’m a mother of two and a picky eater. Five words to describe myself: perfectionist, goal driven, introvert, reliable and flexible. I believe all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    Besides making my family proud, I want to be noticed for my talent and challenge myself.

  • Tell us about yourself.

    I’m Zulhimi Zulkifli. I’m a technician who is also passionate about singing. I have an introvert personality. I open up only to those who are close to me. I’m also someone who is forgiving.

    Why do you join Anugerah?

    I’d like to contribute to my best ability and leave a good impression. By sharing my potential, I hope to learn the ropes of the industry and enjoy the journey at the same time.

  • Ace Iskandar
  • Afiq Atan
  • Anak-Anak Haron
  • Andry Darwisy
  • Awwcappella
  • Azra Zulaikha
  • Back2Basic
  • Fatin Adriana
  • Maya Azizi
  • Meeda Zainal
  • Muhd Haziq
  • O.M.A
  • OSG
  • Qhum Johani
  • Raliff Ismail
  • Saát
  • Teeqa RZ
  • Zulhimi Zulkifli