I flew to Penang to shoot with one of the friendliest photographers I’ve ever worked with, M Ridzuan Kamil of PADI Studio. It seems that this fear of being shot in a professional setting just went up in thin air while working with him. Can’t wait to show you all the end results. Behind the scenes videos and photos shot by Muhammad Amin. New suit, new album, new song, let’s do it!
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Could not make it to Anugerah Juara Lagu tonight as I’m out on a shoot. I have been looking forward to it mainly to see if Hafiz’s “Deritaku Bahagiamu” would score. Looks like he did. Posted a throwback on Instagram from AJL a few years ago. 3 mat salleh celup makan belacan cari makan as artistes, except one of them can’t fit into that baju anymore. Guess who! Haha!
I sang tonight at this beautifully done wedding dinner in Hilton Hotel, Singapore. They had asked for “Ghaibmu” but it was wildly inappropriate for a wedding, because the song is about the girl going missing without a trace. HAHA. Well, I sang “Selamat Ulang Tahun Sayang”, “Menimbang Rasa” and of course, that wedding song, “Seribu Tahun”. Let me see if the team recorded a video.
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I looked so different! That baby girl must be at 5 years old by now. Her name is Cempaka. She played my “son” in the “Selamat Ulang Tahun Sayang” music video, who, grew up to be Ferdaus Tajuddin, the real son of Taj from Innuendo. Fun facts for tonight! Wow, time flies huh?
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Today, in Singapore, I got to meet the talented illustrator, Izwandy, who used only coloured pencils to draw a portrait of me. He had passed me the original, and I had signed a copy for himself. Masya-Allah, I cannot possibly draw like he can; such an amazing gift. Thank you again!
For more pictures taken during the event at Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Singapore, please click HERE.
Imran’s recent appearance at TPJC has caused some of the audience’s Instagram and Twitter accounts to get quite busy. All the pictures that were hashtagged #LinguaFranca during the time of the event have been collated and uploaded to a Facebook photo album. You may view it HERE.
Do tag yourself and your friends if you spot them there!
Special thanks to Zulkarnain Zainal, Akeem Mario, Nani Ilyani, Manal & Azlinah.
Pernah dulu, Budiey tersentuh dengan lagu Seribu Tahun, Ghaibmu & Selamat Ulangtahun Sayang, dan kini keluar pulak dengan lagu Di Kalung Kasihan… mmm… kira boleh tahan jugak lagu ni. Penyanyi ini ternyata berbakat dan mahu mengekalkan namanya di persada seni suara, apatah lagi kini dah menghasilkan dua buah album iaitu Dengan Secara Kebetulan dan Punca & Tindakan untuk tempoh 4 tahun lalu.
Hari ini, Imran Ajmain dengan kerjasama Firefly sebagai penaja utama telah mempersembahkan Showcase Imran Ajmain Live @ Hard Rock Cafe dan serentak dengan itu telah melancarkan sebuah single terbaru berjudul Di Kalung Kasihan. Kalau korang masih ingat, Budiey pernah mengulas lirik lagu ciptaan Azlan Abu Hassan di entri INI.
Pada showcase ini, Imran telah membawakan lagunya sendiri dan juga lagu-lagu dari penyanyi lain. Antaranya, Sudah Itu Sudah, Terukir di Bintang (Yuna), Malu, Lelaki Seperti Aku (Alif Satar), Hanya Menari, Dia (Datuk Shiela Majid, Apakah Salah Beta, Selamat Ulangtahun Sayang, Radio, Through The Fire (Chaka Khan), Ku Sesali (Ning Baizura), Jika Engkau Pergi, Cinta & Benci (Geisha), Menimbang Rasa, Sesuatu Janji (Taufik Batisah), Seribu Tahun dan Di Kalung Kasihan.
Showcase yang berlangsung selama 90 minit ini turut mengundang penyanyi dan komposer muda, Keroz Nazri sebagai persembahan pembukaan showcase ini. Keroz Nazri baru-baru ini telah memenangi Pertandingan Cipta Lagu Express anjuran MACP.
Showcase ini diiringi oleh pemuzik handalan Thing One yang disertai oleh Faz Aznam yang biasanya mengiringi penyanyi Najwa Mahiaddin. Budiey difahamkan Imran Ajmain akan bikin suprise jap lagi.
Pergh! Yang penting kemunculan Imran Ajmain kali ini siap rapi dengan penampilan ditatarias oleh Truefitt & Hill di mana saloon ini akan dibuka di KL di mana butik salon ini adalah outlet pertama di Asia Tenggara. Salon ini diiktiraf oleh Guinness Book of World Records sebagai barbershop tertua di dunia.
OKaylah, nantikan gambar dan juga video sejurus selepas showcase ini berlangsung ya. Njoyz!
Gambar Imran Ajmain di Karpet Biru AJL 26
Sekadar memetik kata-kata peminat beliau: Sekali imbas macam Allahyarham P.Ramlee kan? Simple & neat with amazing n unique voice!
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.
Travelled from Kedah, northern-end of Malaysia, even visited Thailand while I was there to Penang to simply have a curry feast before going back to Kuala Lumpur.
Will never get over how beautiful the clouds are at this one particular spot right in between Sintok and Penang. One day I’ll stop by the road and walk onto the paddy field.
Love what you do and wherever you go will be scenic!
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.