Is singer Dafi keen on following the footsteps of his dad, PM Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in politics? Turns out, pursuing a career as a political figure is totally out of question for the local celeb.
Speaking to mStar recently, the 32-year-old artiste said that he had always supported his father for his dedication towards the nation and its people. That being said, Dafi was also not spared from public backlash who openly criticised and bashed his father’s leadership.
“Politics is not my field, and I don’t really like talking about things I have no idea about. I do not dare to respond to any criticism related to the administration of the country, because I do not want to be involved. I only see that (backlash) from the positive side. Perhaps the criticism is actually an expression of those who have been greatly impacted by the current situation,” Dafi (full name Gadaffi Ismail Sabri) revealed.
At the same time, the “Akademi Fantasia” alum stated that he could not be prouder of his father’s leadership while the country is still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. He also revealed that he was approached by a few people after DS Ismail Sabri was appointed as the 9th Prime Minister. However, he said, he chose to narrow down the group of friends around him, especially considering his increasing age.
The singer said, “I’ve witnessed how hard my father has been working as our country’s leader. As a son, I think it’s not wrong for me say that I’m proud of him. I myself do not know whether I am capable of leading the country just like what he’s doing now. It’s true that there are some who tried to get close to me after my dad became PM. But at my age, I prefer (a) smaller circle of friends.”
In related news, Dafi also revealed his plans to make his long-awaited comeback in the music industry. He shared, “Before this, I had my own management company and gained a lot of new experiences. I’ve been busy managing other people’s careers, abandoning my own career along the way. I’ve been signed under Rocketful Entertainment since 2021. So, now it’s easier for me to focus on my singing career.”
We certainly can’t wait to hear more on Dafi’s upcoming project!
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