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Ahmad Azhar bin Othman
24 November 1968
|Other names||Husin, Tok Wie|
|Occupation||Singer, musician, actor, host, producer, director|
Arni Nazira Anuar
(m. 1998; div. 2006)
(m. 2006; div. 2014)
Datin Sharifah Ladyana
|Genres||Rock, pop rock, heavy rock, blues, ballad, funky|
Ahmad Azhar bin Othman (born 24 November 1968), better known by his stage name Awie, is a Malaysian singer, musician, and actor.
Born in Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, Awie's music career start in 1985 with a rock band called Wings, which he became a lead vocal at age 17. Their First Studio Album Released in 1987 called Belenggu Irama that sold around 180,000 units which at the time is pretty impressive for a young newcomer and thus hit an instant fame. After Belenggu Irama, He records another four hit albums with Wings in five-year span between 1988 and 1993. Awie ventured into Acting and starred in Pemburu Bayang alongside the future Queen of Rock Ella in 1993. Awie then starred in many movies in the 1990s. While Wings is at the very peak of its career, Awie had a disagreement with then Wings manager Ali Bakar and left the group in 1993. As a solo artist, Awie became one of the best selling artist in Malaysia and became a millionaire in 1995.
Awie's career slowed down in early 2000s but he still appeared in many movies - mainly comedies. He rejoined Wings to record two more albums and became one of few artist in Malaysia to record studio albums in four different decades (80s, 90s, 00s, 10s). In 2017, he has been given Knight Companion The Esteemed Order of the Crown of Pahang that carries the title Dato' by Sultan of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah. Now, he is called Dato' Ahmad Azhar Bin Othman or Dato' Awie.
At the early age of 17, Awie worked at Panggung Anniversary, Kuala Lumpur. His work enabled him to accompany several popular rock bands at the time such as Search, Bloodshed, Ella & The Boys, Sweet Charity.
Awie started his music career in Kuala Lumpur in 1985, fronting the Malaysian rock band Wings, which had an original line-up of Black (drums), Syam (guitars), Eddie (bass) and Awie (lead vocals). They debuted with the album Belenggu Irama. Their subsequent album Hukum Karma features successful singles "Misteri Mimpi Syakilla" (composed by J.S. Kevin) and "Taman Rashidah Utama" (written by a producer Bob Lokman). Various albums followed, including Teori Domino, Jerangkung Dalam Almari and Bazooka Penaka. A number of Wings's hits are composed by singer-songwriter M. Nasir.
Awie left the band in 1993 after reported disagreements with Ali Bakar (Wings manager), and pursued a career as a solo artist and actor. He re-joined Wings in 2002 after lukewarm fan response to his replacements Mus (formerly from May) and Mel (a club singer). The band is still active. Their recent concert appearances and recordings include Wings Alive 2006 and Wings Live in KL 1991. On top of that, Awie had joined the band Samudera Astana.
During his departure from Wings in 1993, Awie recorded his first solo album called Awie (1994) which sold around 220,000 units, a record for the highest selling album for male solo artist in Malaysia to date. Followed by couples of successful Albums such as Awie Unplugged (1995), O-Tak (1996) and Satu (1998). His compilations album Best Of Awie (1999) sold around 300,000 to 600,000 units.
Awie began his acting career in 1992 with the film Pemburu Bayang. Other locally-successful films followed, the more prominent ones being Bara and the Sembilu series. Recently Awie has concentrated on comedic roles.
Awie was engaged to Erra Fazira, his co-star in Sembilu. Due to reported infidelity, the engagement was called off.
Months later, he was caught by several Islamic law enforcers in a hotel room with Arni Nazira, his co-star in Nafas Cinta. Their obligated marriage produced two daughters. In October 2006, Arni Nazira filed for divorce after 8 years of marriage. The reason for the divorce was claimed to be due to Awie's marriage to Rozana Misbun in a secret ceremony in southern Thailand.
In November 2021, Awie was ordered by the Malaysian Court of Appeal to pay RM80,000 in damages for the assault and battery of ex-wife Rozana Misbun.
|1993||Pemburu Bayang||Awie||Debut film appearances|
|1998||Maria Mariana II||Sazali|
|Baik Punya Cilok||Bob KP|
|Zombi Kampung Pisang||Husin|
|Antoo Fighter: Amukan Drakulat!||Drakulat Van Listerbooy|
|Apa Kata Hati?||Sophi|
|2010||Andartu Terlampau... 21 Hari Mencari Suami!||Aziz Al-Biruni|
|Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah||Husin|
|Berani Punya Budak||John|
|2013||Husin, Mon dan Jin Pakai Toncit||Husin|
|Bikers Kental||Eddie Guardo|
|Lemak Kampung Santan||Abu|
|2014||Zombi Kilang Biskut||Husin|
|Dollah Superstar||Dollah Rimau|
|Ribbit||Kulup (voice)||Malay dubbed|
|2016||Warna Cinta Impian||Himself|
|Upin & Ipin Jeng Jeng Jeng!|
|2017||Lebuhraya Ke Neraka||Bob|
|2018||Hantu Kak Limah||Husin|
|2019||Bikers Kental 2||Eddie Guardo|
|2020||Rock 4: Rockers Never Dai||Himself|
|2021||10 Tips Tipu Bini||Brother Love||Also as producer|
|Kampong Pisang Musikal Raya Istimewa||Husin|
|Kampung Latah Kena Kuarantin||Dukun Palermo|
|TBA||Rebel||Also as director|
|2010||Buta Warna||Amri||Astro Ria|
|2013||Malaikat Di Pintu"||Zai||TV3|
|2014||Takhta 3 Ratu||Astro First Exclusive|
|2015||Aku Benci Raya||Amir||Astro Ria|
|2016||Dari Kerana Mata||Ramzi||HyppTV|
|2017||Kalut Nak Raya||Bobby||Astro Warna|
|Berani Jadi Papa||Sani Joned||Astro First Exclusive|
|2000||Spanar Jaya||Himself||NTV7||Episode: "Takkan Kot... Awie"|
|2006–2007||Awie Records||Himself||Astro Ria|
|2018||Mak Cun (Season 4)||Rock||TV3|
|Ammar & Opie||Tok Wie|
|2020–2021||Kampung Pisang Bersiri-siri||Husin||Astro Citra|
|2022||Sudin dan Kaya||Samad||Awesome TV|
|2004||Akademi Fantasia (season 2)||Invited Artist||Astro Ria|
|2012||Maharaja Lawak Mega 2012||Permanent judge||Astro Warna|
|Maharaja Lawak Mega 2013||Invited Artist To Shiro||Astro Warna|
|2015||Juara Parodi||Invited Artist|
|2016||Ceria Popstar||Permanent judge||Astro Ceria|
|3 Juara||Permanent judge||TV3|
|Joras & Star||Invited Artist||Astro Warna|
|2017||Rockanova 2017||Permanent judge||Astro Prima|
|AF Megastar||Invited Artist||Astro Ria|
|2018||MeleTOP||Host with Erra Fazira|
|2019||Muzikal Lawak Superstar||Permanent judge||Astro Warna|
|Maharaja Lawak Mega 2019||Invited Artist|
|2020||Rumah No. 107||Invited Artist|
|Gegar Vaganza (Season 7)||Invited Artist||Astro Ria|
|Muzikal Lawak Superstar 2||Permanent judge||Astro Warna|
|2021||Sumbang Suara||Permanent judge||TV3|
|Havoc Nak Raya||Invited Artist|
|2022||Mic On! (Season 2)||Jury||Awesome TV|
Album studio (With Wings)
||180, 000 Unit|
||180, 000 Unit|
||200, 000 Unit|
|1991||Jerangkung Dalam Almari
||200, 000 Unit|
||200, 000 Unit|
||50, 000 Unit|
||15, 000 Unit|
Album solo studio
||150, 000 unit|
||25, 000 unit|
- "Awie". Encyclopedia Metallum. metal-archives.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- Awie dapat gelaran Dato'
- "Cici the Musical Cast List". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- "Awie: I Have Another Wife". The Star. Archived from the original on 6 November 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- "Awie ordered to pay RM80,000 to ex wife for assaulting her". The Star. Retrieved 24 March 2022.