The show must go on no matter what.
According to The Malay Mail Online, Malaysian singer-songwriter Soo Wincci 蘇盈之 was forced to fork out her own money to finance her first-ever solo concert in Malaysia after some sponsors pulled out of the show.
For those who are not in the know, Soo Wincci is an award-winning Malaysian singer-songwriter, actress, chef, host, model, beauty queen, and also an entrepreneur.
The 29-year-old artiste exploded into the local music scene in 2009 after she was crowned Miss World Malaysia 2008 and represented Malaysia in the Miss World 2008 beauty pageant. As a singer-songwriter, she has written more than 30 songs and released 6 albums. She is also the proud owner of Beyond Artistes Sdn Bhd.
Her incredible achievements as a performing artiste earned her several local and international accolades such as PWH Music Awards 2015 Media’s “Most Recommended Artiste”. Her beauty even captivated the world because in 2013, she was chosen by Hollywood’s Independence Critics as one of the world Top 100 most beautiful women in the world.
The actress has a rather impressive resume as she was a law graduate from University of Reading (UK) and a MBA holder from University of Sunshine Coast.
This year, she even became a PHD doctorate student in the field of Business Administration in Open University Malaysia.
The concert is divided into 4 main segments:
She will be joined by a stellar team of top-notch production mavens and musicians, with award-winning Malaysian fashion designers Carven Ong, Dominique Chan, Nazleen Noor, and Smyth Wong designing her eye-popping costumes for the 4 respective segments.
Through this concert, she hopes to raise Malaysians’ spirit with powerful messages of strength and resilience to overcome fears and obstacles.
She risked certain consequences by posting a video that urged Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to resign.
As a result, several sponsors withdrew from her show, forcing her to fork out RM500,000 to ensure that the concert proceeds as planned.
Her plan was, of course, opposed by her own parents, but Wincci said the show must go on to maintain her reputation as a professional artiste.
If I cancel the concert, I will lose the trust from the people because I have promised them that the concert will happen, and this will also affect my reputation. These 2 things cannot be bought with money.
It is unknown which sponsors have pulled out, but this event is supported by Replay Family Karaoke and Melody FM.
*UPDATE: This story has been edited to rectify an error in Soo Wincci’s career background. We apologise for the mistake.