Awie

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Awie

Awie (Wings).jpg
Awie performing on stage.
Born
Ahmad Azhar bin Othman

(1968-11-24) 24 November 1968 (age 50)
NationalityMalaysian
OccupationSinger, actor, host, comedian
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Arni Nazira Anuar (1998 - 2006; divorced)
Rozana Misbun (2006 - 2014; canceled)
Datin Sharifah Ladyana (married 2016)
Children5 (two with Arni Nazira three more with Rozana)
Parent(s)Azizah Abdul Hamid (mother; deceased 2016)
Othman Maarof (father)
Musical career
GenresRock, Pop Rock, Heavy Rock, ballad
InstrumentsBMG Music
Associated actsWings, Ziana Zain, Ella, M. Nasir

Dato' Ahmad Azhar bin Othman (born 24 November 1968), better known by his stage name Awie, is a awards winning Malaysian rock singer, host and actor.Having a phenomenal success in the 1990s, He has been touted as King Of Rock Malaysia. [1]

Career[edit]

Early Involvement[edit]

At early age of 17, Awie Work At Panggung Aniversary, Kuala Lumpur.His work enabled Him to accompany several popular rock bands at the time such as Kumpulan Search, Bloodshed, Ella & The Boys, Sweet Charity.

Wings[edit]

Awie started his music career in Kuala Lumpur in 1985, 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 1993 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 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 compilation album Best Of Awie (1999) sold around 300,000 to 600,000 units.

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.

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.

Awie married again in 2016 with Sharifah Ladyana Syed Samsuddin at Songkhla, Thailand.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Pemburu Bayang Himself
1994 Sembilu
1995 Sembilu II
1996 Tragedi Oktober
1997 Merah Merah
1998 Maria Mariana II Sazali
1999 Nafas Cinta Amir
Bara Amri
2001 Getaran Himself
2003 Iskandar Karl Iskandar
2005 Sembilu 2005 Zambri Guest appearance
Baik Punya Cilok Bob KP
2006 Diva Popular Faizal
2007 Zombi Kampung Pisang Husin
Sumolah Harris
2008 Cuci Jojo
Duyung Kordi
Antoo Fighter: Amukan Drakulat! Drakulat Van Listerbooy
Cinta U-Turn Faiz
Apa Kata Hati? Sophi
2010 Andartu Terlampau... 21 Hari Mencari Suami! Aziz Al-Biruni
Kapoww!! Astromen
Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah Husin
2012 Baik Giller!! Kimie
Berani Punya Budak John
Leftwings Himself Special appearance
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 Version Bahasa Malaysia Kulup Voice actor
2016 Warna Cinta Impian Himself
Upin & Ipin Jeng Jeng Jeng!
2017 Lebuhraya Ke Neraka Bob
2018 Hantu Kak Limah 3 Husin
Operasi X Belut

Telemovie[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
2010 Buta Warna Amri Astro Ria
2015 Aku Benci Raya Amir
2018 Studio Awie Himself TV3

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
2006 - 07 Awie Records Himself Astro Ria
2018 Mak Cun (Season 4) Rock TV3
Ammar & Opie Tok Wie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
2012 Maharaja Lawak Mega 2012 Himself (Permanent judge) Astro Mustika HD
2013 Tunggu Sekejap Himself (Host) TV3
Maharaja Lawak Mega 2013 Himself (Invited Artist To Shiro) Astro Mustika HD
2015 Juara Parodi Himself (Invited Artist)

Discography[edit]

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
  • 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

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. ^ "Awie: I Have Another Wife". The Star. Archived from the original on 6 November 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2012.

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