Did you hear? “Akademi Fantasia 8” winner Shahir Zawawi is about to tie the knot with his partner, Jaskin Jaludin, this week! For those who are curious, the solemnisation ceremony will take place tomorrow (Friday, 2nd September).
However, just a couple of days before his big day, the local singer found himself in hot waters after someone accused him of not paying his debt. For those who are curious, the accusation was brought to light by a Facebook user named Rizam Mahyuza Morsit.
Rizam posted a comment on Harian Metro’s post regarding Shahir’s marriage news, calling for him to settle his debt. “Pay off your debt first, then you can get married,” the PR Manager wrote. It’s understood that the individual had suffered a loss of up to RM4k following the “Kebahagiaan Dalam Perpisahan” singer’s appearance in the music programme “AF Megastar” back in 2017.
Following that, Shahir appeared in an interview to address the allegation. He told Kosmo, “To be honest, I refuse to entertain such provocation, especially since I’m currently busy with the preparations for my wedding. in addition, the issue is said to have occurred when I was in the ‘Academy Fantasia (AF) Megastar’ program five years ago. I was personally contacted by Astro to join the programme. Also, he (Rizam) was the one who approached me first.”
“When the individual claimed that I owed him money, I think he had used the wrong term. Rather, he might be referring to a few work matters that were not discussed in detail previously. Instead, he claimed that I didn’t pay off the RM4,000 cash I owed him,” Shahir further clarified. “If what he said is true, why would he bring it up today, and not five years ago (when I joined ‘AF Megastar’)?”
“If possible, I don’t want to entertain such a matter because I don’t see the basis of the story. They don’t know the real situation that happened. Also, I’m not the type who talks bad about other people. I think it’s better for me to focus on my career and on my upcoming wedding ceremony,” the 34-year-old added.