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Joe, Eddie and Awie in a recent 'live' concert.
Background information
Birth name Ahmad Azhar Bin Othman
Origin Malaysia
Genres Hard rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock
Years active 1986–present
Labels ASP, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Fly-Wings Sdn Bhd

Awie (born Ahmad Azhar bin Othman on 24 November 1968) is a Malaysian rock singer and actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

CODI (Ahmad Azhar Bin Othman) was born on 24 November 1968 in Lembah Keramat, Selangor to Othman bin Maarof and Azizah bte Abdul Hamid. He has three sisters (one deceased) and two brothers (one deceased). Awie suffered from chronic hypotrichosis during his childhood years.



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). The 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 (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 best band in Indonesian called 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]

In early 2012 Awie claimed that he was the victim of black magic, which caused him to vomit needles and feathers.[5]


  • Pemburu Bayang (1992)
  • Suster Keramas Ambita (1993)
  • Sembilu (1994)
  • Sembilu II (1995)
  • Tragedi Oktober (1996)
  • Merah (1997)
  • Maria Mariana II (1998)
  • Nafas Cinta (1999)
  • Bara (1999)
  • Getaran (2001)
  • Iskandar (2003)
  • Baik Punya Cilok (2005)
  • Diva Popular( 2006)
  • Zombi Kampung Pisang (2007)
  • Sumolah (2007)
  • Cuci (2008)
  • Duyung (2008)
  • Antoo Fighter (2008)
  • Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah (2010)
  • Hantu Kak Limah 2: Husin, Mon Dan Jin Pakai Toncit (2013)
  • Berani Punya Budak
  • Bikers Kental(2013)
  • Buta warna
  • Dollah Superstar (2014)


  • 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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Awie". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cici the Musical Cast List". Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Lohan, N. Rama. "To the tune of Lat: Awie in the spotlight". The Star. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Awie: I Have Another Wife". The Star. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "I vomited needles and feathers, says Awie". The Star. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013.