Malaysian “dangdut” singer Beby Acha defended her way of “gelek” (sway) during one of her performances recently. Beby Acha – whose real name is Nur Aisha Md Shari – said she could not control the audience whether they felt aroused or stimulated by her “gelek.”
The issue came up when a video of the 31-year-old performing her latest single, “Uda Dan Dara” was uploaded on her Instagram last Sunday (1st July). The 50-second video shows her swaying during the performance of the song.
She said it depends upon the audience and how they want to see the way she performs on stage. The 31-year-old told Harian Metro, “For me, the subject of dancing itself relies on how the audience views it. Sometimes, even if we don’t ‘gelek’ and just stand up straight in our casual attire, they will still say it makes them aroused. So it all hangs on each and everyone’s point of view.“
Beby Acha added that “gelek” is synonymous with her, but it doesn’t mean she does it to make the audience feel ‘stimulated.’ “I only do simple dance moves, easy to the eyes of audiences but not too over-the-top. People will say anything about how I dance“, she explained.
Now back with a new single, “Uda Dan Dara,” she disclosed that although she likes to sing “dangdut” songs, she also wants to try pop songs to expand her discography. Her latest single was also chosen in the original soundtrack line-up for the “Ada Apa Dengan Saka” television series.
The performer, also the younger sister of the late singer Achik Spin, previously got into a similar controversy. Her music video for the single “Jerung Merah”, released last year, was deemed too ‘sexual’. What do you think of the music video?
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.