Anugerah Planet Muzik, MediaCorp’s annual music awards show, has announced a list of nominations for this year’s ceremony and Imran Ajmain is nominated in two categories.
“Dikalung Kasihan” is nominated for Most Popular Singapore Song and Imran Ajmain himself is nominated as Social Media Icon for his online presence and interaction with fans online.
You may to go Anugerah Planet Muzik’s Facebook and use their voting app to cast your vote.
The video above was Imran’s first win at the same award show in 2007, uploaded by #imtiaz100 Nur Azlinah.
Last week, Imran Ajmain joins renown Samba percussion group from Singapore aptly named Bloco Singapura in their journey to and performance at the annual Samba Festival Coburg in Germany. The 3 day festival saw the group perform two vocal sets, and 2 sets on percussions only. For the vocal sets, the outfit was called Novo Bloco, and for the percussion set, they remained with the name Bloco Singapura.
Imran sings 4 songs written by lead guitarist, vocalist and music director, Syed Ahmad, for the talented group. They last collaborated during Singapore’s Mosaic Music Festival 18 March 2012. For a glimpse of the performance, you may trackback a #fancam video of Imran’s performance with the band during Mosaic Music Festival 2012 HERE.
The trip and performance consisted of the following members: Syed Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Josiah Sunthan, Audrey Tengkey, Saidrudy Md Buang, Rahmat Md Buang, Budiman Rani, Hafiz Rahim, Charlene Looi, Chelsey Ng, Firmann Salim and chaperoned by Hanie Nadia.
For more pictures, you may click HERE for a photo album in Imran’s personal Facebook account or you may click the image above.
After the success of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s appearance last Monday thanks to Ms Illydea Ishak accompanied by Ms Sharon Ismail for the FMS faculty there, Imran is next slated to speak and perform at two ITE campuses. Imran will appear at College East first tomorrow Friday 17th May and will wrap up the week long promotions in Singapore on Monday, 20th May.
Imran will be appearing at Kaizen Hall, ITE College West at 12 noon. RSVP required. Please look up Student Development Council in your campus.
Imran was featured and interviewed for half an hour on Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s campus radio station, Radio Heatwave with DJs on duty, Jerome and Fariz yesterday when he was there for the 1st pit-stop of his campus tour. Imran spoke about “the Singapore scene compared to the opportunities in Malaysia”, and his connection with Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s FMS faculty from a decade ago. We’re hoping for video footage!
Starting tomorrow, Imran will be appearing at 3 institutions in Singapore namely Ngee Ann Polytechnic, ITE College East and ITE College West. Imran will be accompanied by his protegés such as Zul Mystroe, Rauzan Rahman and Firwan Johan. He will be speaking about his music, social media and also introducing new music. This campus tour is to mark his recent signing (his Malaysian management, FIPRO’s collaboration with) to IEG Singapore.
If you’re from an educational institution and would like to have Imran Ajmain visit your campus, please write to email@example.com
Rakan KK (Kolej Komuniti) adalah kempen online artis tujuh-sekawan yang dipilih pihak Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi untuk bantu mempromosikan kursus-kursus pendek dan sepenuh masa kepada belia lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) dan juga kepada orang ramai. Artis-artis terpilih adalah Imran Ajmain, Zoey Rahman, Maulana, Yasmin Hani, Dato’ Fazley Yaakob dan Altimet.
It might be unheard of to hear Imran behind the camera instead of being infront of it but he was chosen to style and photograph the pre-wedding of socialite couple, Yashran Rezal and Nuryusnani Yusof recently in Kuala Lumpur. As seen in the pictures above, Imran had chosen Victoria Institution as the backdrop for the casual shoot where Yashran went to school as a teen.
Yusnani is the daughter of popular film and TV producer, Yusof Kelana.
Congratulations to them both!
90an Gerek Recording: In January, Imran recorded an episode of ’90an Gerek’ produced by Najip Ali’s DuaM in Singapore. Imran sings with ballad legend, Aisyah, on her hit “Janji Manis Mu”. Look out for fancam! The episode will air in late March.
Muzik Arena: Imran also appears on another Suria production, with Mayuni Omar. It will also air in March. The show is hosted by Fiza O.
Save Our Rainforest Race: Imran becomes the Ambassador for PEKA, an organisation campaigning to take care of the forests of Pahang. Imran appears with Dato Khatijah Ibrahim, Ella, Zainal Abidin and more. For more information, visit PEKA’s official web HERE.
Luka Itu Perlu: Imran’s mini-documentary goes ONLINE, you can watch it HERE.
RedBox Artiste of the Month: Imran’s Dikalung Kasihan is available at all RedBox outlets and the DVD is distributed as prizes.
To find out more, go HERE.
Dikalung Kasihan on MTV: The video debuts on MTV Asia! Pssst, look what MTV presented Imran with.
What did you do in January?
Write to Imran’s management at firstname.lastname@example.org
Imran’s song “Dikalung Kasihan” is now available at every RedBox, RedBox Ria, GreenBox outlets throughout Malaysia as sing-a-long Karaoke.
Correction: “Beza biar ketara tanpamu” not “Beza dia ketara tanpamu”
Imran Ajmain has been chosen to represent PEKA in an effort to “Save Our Rainforest” namely the Chamang Waterfalls, at Bentong, Pahang. This is a video from the press conference held at Hard Rock Cafe, Kuala Lumpur yesterday. There will be a 10km walk on the 2nd March, open to all to participate, with an actual tree-planting event at the hilltop afterwards.
For more information, visit pekamalaysia.org
Selamat Ulang Tahun Sayang to Imtiaz: Herda Zainal, Wahidah Bakar, Honey Ashiekin, and Mery Shofie.
Pictured above is Imran singing with Herda Zainal during #Imtiaz26Dec last month where Imran celebrated the birthdays of the December babies.
Imtiaz is Imran’s fanclub where they often meet in gatherings and post-performances; you may register HERE.
Happy birthday to all born in January!
Get the ringbacktone if you’re in Malaysia or Singapore and get a chance to be called by Imran Ajmain himself and win a Samsung Galaxy Note II from Life Records. Get the ringtone codes within the ‘Dikalung Kasihan’ video HERE, and leave your name and number in the private message section of Imran’s Facebook page HERE. Good luck.
Contest ends 31st January 2012.
Last night, I had the privilege of being the guest judge for the first episode of Maharaja Lawak Mega; a tri-country version of popular comedy competition where contestants are made up of popular actors (and singers). The panel of permanent judges are made up of Dato Chef Wan (a chef!), Dato Siti Nurhaliza (a singer!) and Zainal Abidin Hassan (soccer legend!). I suppose it was not obvious enough for audiences at home to figure out that the judges’ opinions are simply an extension/representation of a regular consumer. All the comments basically revolve around whether it was funny or not; something you at home believe you can do and happily do it all the time.
However, to a certain misfortune, Twitterjaya wasn’t pleased that the panel of judges (including the guest judge) are made up of non-comedians. Hey, Jalil Hamid and Imuda, who are probably the funniest old-timers on TV, are taking part in the competition! Who else is left! Well, you had your un-mentions and I replied on TV. Don’t think you can beat that. Jangan lebih kuah dari sudu ya. Bab-bab nak comment orang lain bukan main lagi, sendiri kalau terkena terkencing-kencing nanti. Haha! Anyway, the show was awesome! 17 contestants, 3 minutes each, throwing insults at each other and other contestants (based on true-life incidents), and I got to sit amongst the greats.
It goes to show, and a gentle daily reminder it is, that we cannot please everyone and you know what, that’s absolutely fine! Thanks to the Astro crew especially Kamal, Ellis, Orkid and all I met last night.
I’m currently working on my third album and it’s taken so long because I’ve spent a year mostly on the road and I’ve had awesome 2011 to date. Can’t wait to let you listen to a new sound. I’ve officially left the whole old-school sound and opted to go for a more contemporary pop sound. I’m sure there’ll be one or to of the Jiwang songs that I’m so used to. Promise.
Last weekend, I had some Singaporean guests over. Remember the Raya video I showed you a few weeks back? Guess what? My mentor Fazley Yaakob and I decided to sign them via our respective companies, FIPRO and Gumbira. Our first joint-venture project! We recorded over at Rafikoncept at Taman Tun, a luscious acoustic song. Can’t wait to present to you guys their new name and the song that Fazley wrote and composed, and Rafik and I produced. You just wait.