Some of you might remember her from her Teh Tarik Crew days, but these days Mizz Nina is flying solo. The Malaysian pop-star is extremely popular across the causeway, with over 123,000 Twitter followers and over half a million likes on Facebook. While us here in Singapore might not have heard much of her yet – things might change soon: Having a gig in Singapore is Mizz Nina’s next aim for this year.
Mizz Nina also performed at the MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012, right after KARA. While she might not have had the regional appeal of KARA or Jay Park, or the international appeal of Justin Bieber, Mizz Nina more than held her own with an extremely energetic performance that had huge pockets in the Malaysian crowd jumping up and down throughout the entire concert.
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Mizz Nina definitely tried to spice up her act, being the first artiste of the night to have fireworks and even having mimes and … Baseball players onstage. One of them even looked like the guitarist Slash (except for some reason said guy, before the concert, didn’t know who Slash was). Considering that she’s already collaborated with Flo Rida, maybe there’s going to be a lot more on this lady’s horizon. “The world’s my oyster,” she says – and with some hard work there’s going to be no denying that.
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MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2012 airs on MTV on July 28, 2012, at 130pm on MTV.
(OMG! He's throwing up a cloth rag and a mic and a... oh wait.)
EVER so often you read these stories about rock stars and the weird things that happen to them (“He did what to whom? With a Mars bar?”). And most of the time we shrug it off without much thought (“Yeah, he would do that, wouldn’t he?”).
But this has got to be one of the strangest news pieces I’ve read in quite a while. And it’s not even a rocker from the US or UK or one of those far-flung jurisdictions. It’s someone from across the Causeway – a dude by the name of Awie, who just so happens to front one of Malaysia’s biggest rock outfit, Wings. (Don’t tell Paul McCartney, okay?)
But this story, man, it’s so out-of-this-world that when you read it, you can almost hear Ray Manzarek’s haunting organ riffs in the background, as Jim Morrison’s echoey voice calls out in the distance: “Strange days have found us…”
Award-winning Malaysian singer Gary Chaw will not be coming to Singapore next week as originally intended. He was supposed to be here to promote his latest album, Supermarket.
This news comes about a week after Gary and Hong Kong singer Justin Lo were seen duking it out in the streets of Hong Kong. This wasn’t a film set, there were no classy Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Sammo Hung or Jackie Chan moves – just a straight-out drunken punch-up.
What the tabloids left out, though, was who actually won the fight. I’m putting my money Gary, because he’s fairly fit, but Justin is no pushover. I guess we’ll never know, because they apologised to each other, and as you know, once you apologise, you can go around bragging how you whupped someone upside the head.
Still, the incident apparently shook him so much his management decided to not risk travelling to Singapore.
“At this current situation, the management would want to give him sufficient time and space to stabilise his mood before he is able to resume back his work again,” it was mentioned in an email, with sources adding that he needed to “rest a bit”.
I understand. I guess an all-out brawl can leave you rather exhausted. Well, I have one word for you, Gary: Berocca. It’ll put the b-b-bounce b-b-back into you. Then you can come to Singapore. Just be careful, the police here don’t take kindly to rumbles in the streets.