Awie

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Dato'
Awie
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Joe, Eddie and Awie in a recent 'live' concert.
Born Ahmad Azhar Bin Othman
(1968-11-24) 24 November 1968 (age 49)
Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nationality Malaysian
Other names Awie
Occupation Singer, Actress, Host, comedian
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Arni Nazira Anuar (1998 - 2006; divorced)
Rozana Misbun (2006 - 2014; canceled)
Datin Sharifah Ladyana (married 2016)
Children 5 (two with Arni Nazira three more with Rozana)
Parent(s) Azizah Abdul Hamid (mother; deceased 2016)
Othman Maarof (father)
Musical career
Genres Rock
Instruments BMG Music
Associated acts Wings, Ziana Zain, Ella

Dato' Ahmad Azhar bin Othman or betten known Awie (born 24 November 1968) is a Malaysian rock singer, host and actor.[1]

Career[edit]

Wings[edit]

Awie started his music career in Kuala Lumpur in 1986, fronting the Malaysian rock band Wings,[2] 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 1994 after reported disagreements with Bob Lokman (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.

Solo career[edit]

During his departure from Wings, Awie recorded four albums as a solo artiste: 'Satu', 'Otak','Awie Unplugged','Awie' And 'Santai'.

Film career[edit]

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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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, his ex-wife Arni Nazira filed for divorce after 8 years of marriage. The reason for the divorce is claimed to be due to Awie's marriage to Rozana Misbun in a secret ceremony in southern Thailand.[4]

The title of Dato[edit]

2017 Awie has been blessed by the Sultan The of Pahang. Now he is in the title as Dato Ahmad Azhar bin Othman or Dato Awie.

Filmography[edit]

Key

Dramas that have not yet been released

Denotes films that have not yet been released

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1993 Pemburu Bayang Himself Datuk Yusof Haslam First film debut
1994 Sembilu Himself Datuk Yusof Haslam
1995 Sembilu II Himself Datuk Yusof Haslam
1996 Tragedi Oktober Himself Yusof Kelana
1997 Merah Merah Datuk M. Nasir
1998 Maria Mariana II Sazali Datuk Yusof Haslam
1999 Nafas Cinta Amir Jailani Abdul Ghani
Bara Ambri Datuk Yusof Haslam
2001 Getaran Himself V. Nagaraj
2003 Iskandar Karl Iskandar V. Nagaraj
2005 Sembilu 2005 Zambri Datuk Yusof Haslam
Baik Punya Cilok Bob KP Datuk Afdlin Shauki
2006 Diva Popular Faizal Datuk Afdlin Shauki
2007 Zombi Kampung Pisang Husin Mamat Khalid
Sumolah Harris Datuk Afdlin Shauki
2008 Cuci Jojo Datuk Hans Isaac
Duyung Kordi Datuk Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen
Antoo Fighter: Amukan Drakulat! Drakulat Van Listerbooy Azizi Chunk Adnan
Cinta U-Turn Faiz Datuk Prof. Madya A. Razak Mohaideen
Apa Kata Hati? Sophi
2010 Andartu Terlampau... 21 Hari Mencari Suami! Aziz Al-Biruni Din CJ
Kapoww!! Azizi Chunk Adnan
Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah Husin Mamat Khalid
2012 Baik Giller!! Kimie Mansor Akob
Berani Punya Budak John Datuk Afdlin Shauki
2013 Husin, Mon Dan Jin Pakai Toncit Husin Mamat Khalid
Bikers Kental Eddie Guardo Helmi Yusof
Lemak Kampung Santan Abu Datuk Hans Isaac
2014 Dollah Superstar Dollah
Ribbit Kulup Mamat Khalid Version Malaysia
2016 Warna Cinta Impian Himself
Upin & Ipin Jeng Jeng Jeng! Himself Ainon Ariff & Erma Fatima
2017 Lebuhraya Ke Neraka Mamat Khalid
2018 Hantu Kak Limah 3 Husin Mamat Khalid Post production

Songs[edit]

  • Tragedi Oktober
  • She's Gone
  • One In A Million
  • Nur Nilam Sari
  • Di Medan Ini
  • Iris
  • Baik Punya Cilok
  • Tiada Rahsia Antara Kita
  • Di Ambang Wati
  • Dipenjara Janji
  • Terima Kasih
  • Sejati
  • Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah
  • Tanda Putera
  • Cinta Bukan Ilusi
  • Belenggu Irama (1987)
  • Biarkan Berlalu (1987)
  • Tuhan (1987)
  • Bebaskan lah Hatimu Ft Goldkartz
  • Ukiran Jiwa
  • Bara
  • Lamunan Terhenti
  • Negaraku
  • Alif Ba Ta Duniaku

Host TV[edit]

  • Tunggu Sekejap (TV3)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awie". Encyclopedia Metallum. metal-archives.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cici the Musical Cast List". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Lohan, N. Rama. "To the tune of Lat: Awie in the spotlight". The Star. Archived from the original on 12 March 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Awie: I Have Another Wife". The Star. Archived from the original on 6 November 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

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