During the recent ABPBH 34 (Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian) on the 13th of November 2021, Janna Nick won the most popular star title with a total of 86,374.77 votes.
ABPBH is one of the most awaited award shows in Malaysia because it includes the participation of fans who can vote for their favourite artistes. However, according to netizens, the show’s quality has declined throughout the years. This prompted Saiful Apek to give his opinion on why the show’s quality has declined.
A Twitter user named @haziq_fadhullah reposted a TikTok of Saiful Apek winning the award from 2003 and wrote, “If I’m not mistaken, @saifulapek is the first comedian to succeed in bagging the award, right? Fuhhh, he won a car back then.” Along with that, a user replied to the tweet saying how back then, ABPBH was a prestigious award, and everyone who won, actually deserved it; to which Saiful Apek replied with what started a discussion in the reply section, “that’s the difference between artists and artistic souls.”
A Twitter user also mentioned how prestigious the award was before with another one agreeing to them. “Back then, ABP was prestigious. Even the nominations were big names. It (was) always a thrill watching this (award) show. Even the performances were interesting. No one can forget Dato CT iconic back to back to back to back wins“; “Yes, that’s right. we know that year there were so many job (opportunities) for Saiful Apek. His films were always shown in the cinema. That’s why he won the award that year! No need for buying voters“, agreed the other one.
A netizen also criticised the current ABPBH show by tweeting, “Back when I was small, I was so excited to watch ABP because it was competitive and it was good quality. Now it’s just vibes… As long as there’s a slight controversy, and a bunch of followers (on social media), then they’re (eligible).”
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So what’s your opinion on the ABPBH show nowadays? Do you think it’s up to your standards or do you agree with the Twitter user who criticised the show? Also, which ABPBH was your favourite – do you remember the year when your favourite celeb won?