Afgan performing in 2015
|Birth name||Afgansyah Reza|
|Also known as||Afgan|
|Born||27 May 1989|
Afgansyah Reza (born 27 May 1989), known to many as Afgan, is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He released his debut album, Confession No.1, in January 2008. In 2010, he released his second album, The One. He won various awards for his work, including Best Male Vocalist in the 2009 Anugerah Musik Indonesia and Best Male Artist in the 2009 Anugerah Planet Muzik.
Early life and career
Afgan Syahreza was born on 27 May 1989, in Jakarta and into a Muslim musical family of Minangkabau origin, although he never had any vocal training. He is the second of four children from Loyd Yahya and Lola Purnama. His career began when he and a few friends decided to record a private album at Wanna B Instant Recording Studio. The producers at the studio offered him a contract when they heard him sing. His first album, Confession No.1, was a mix of jazz, pop, and R&B influences and including tracks, such as "Terima Kasih Cinta", "Klise", "Sadis", and "Tanpa Batas Waktu". A music video of the song "Terima Kasih Cinta" was produced by Thalita Latief and directed by Jose Purnomo. He won the Best Solo Male Vocalist Award for the song at the 2009 Anugerah Musik Indonesia. In 2009, he made his first foray into acting when he appeared in the film Bukan Cinta Biasa with Olivia Jensen and he also sang the title track for the film's soundtrack. The next year, he also appeared in the film Cinta 2 Hati and performed on the film's soundtrack. His second album, The One, was released in January 2010. In 2011, he performed the theme song at the Southeast Asian Games.
His personal life is closely followed by the Indonesian media. He is currently working towards a degree in Economics from MONASH University Sunway campus, Malaysia. Previously, he was in a relationship with Raisa but has since parted ways.
|L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve|
|"Terima Kasih Cinta"||2008||Mario Kacang||WannaB Music Production||Confession No.1|
|"Pada-Mu Kubersujud"||Bersihkan Dirimu|
|"Bukan Cinta Biasa"||2009||The One|
|"Wajahmu Mengalihkan Duniaku"||Bemby Noor|
|"Pencari JalanMu"||Fajar PJ Maringka|
|"Cinta 2 Hati"||2010||Mario Kacang|
|"Dia Dia Dia"||Bemby Noor|
|"Bawalah Cintaku"||Bebi Romeo|
|"Dalam Mihrab Cinta"||Keci Music Production||OST Dalam Mihrab Cinta|
|"Panah Asmara"||2011||Tohpati||WannaB Music Production||The One|
|"Kembali"||N/A||Trinity Optima Production||Non-album single|
|"Bunga Terakhir"||2012||Bebi Romeo||Mega Music||Bebi Romeo Mega Hits|
|Trinity Optima Production||L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve|
|"Jodoh Pasti Bertemu"||2013||Bemby Noor|
|"Katakan Tidak"||2014||Alam Urbach|
|"Ku Mohon"||Bemby Noor||Non-album single|
|"Untukmu Aku Bertahan"||David Kurnia Albert||L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve|
|"Kamu yang Ku Tunggu"
|Alam Urbach||Love, Life & Music|
|"Knock Me Out"||2015||Taufik Batisah||Trinity Optima Production||Sides|
|Afgan, Raisa, Adrian Rahmat, Kitut||Trinity Optima Production, |
|Trinity Optima Production|
|"Kau dengannya Ku dengan Dia"||2017||Afgan, Rian (D'Masiv)|
|Afgan, SonaOne, Mhala (Numata)|
|"Be Alright"||2018||Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Bukan Cinta Biasa||Himself||Guest star|
|2010||Cinta 2 Hati||Alfa||Lead role|
|2008||OB (Office Boy)||Himself||Guest star||RCTI|
|2008–2012||Doa Berbuka Puasa||Himself||SCTV|
|2014||Rising Star Indonesia (season 1)||Himself||Guest Judge; only appear in Top 5||RCTI|
|2015||X Factor Indonesia||Himself||Judge|
- True, Chris. "Afgan | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- Kuswandini, Dian (7 May 2009). "Afgan Syah Reza: Rich in luck and talent". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "Afgan Bikin Terobosan dalam Keluarga" [Afgan's breakthrough in his family] (in Indonesian). Kompas. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- Niken Prathivi; Irawaty Wardani (23 November 2011). "Games end, RI champion". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "Afgan Siap Rilis Album dan Gelar Konser di 2018" [Afgan is ready to release album and hold concerts in 2018]. Viva (in Indonesian). 17 December 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- Ryan Maulana; Dwi Oktaviane (13 February 2013). "Afgan Luncurkan Album 'L1ve To Love, Love To L1ve'" [Afgan releases 'L1ve To Love, Love To L1ve' album]. Tempo (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- Iswara, Ninda (10 August 2016). "Album Baru Afgan – Sides Siap Rilis Hari Ini" [Afgan's new album, 'Sides', is ready to be released today]. Tribun News (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- Utomo, Debby (23 December 2016). "Afgan Gandeng Yonder Music Rilis Live Session Bertajuk Sides" [Afgan collaborates with Yonder Music to release 'Sides' live session]. Provoke! Online (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 January 2018.