Last night (Sunday, 11th September), the “FAZTIVAL FAZURA 2022” concert was held at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil. The announcement was made earlier in August by popular celebrity-turn-business mogul, Nur Fazura, who highlighted that the event aims at celebrating the people who have witnessed her rollercoaster ride throughout her stint in the industry.
Although the concert itself started at 8:30pm, fans of the well-beloved celeb-turned-businesswoman gathered as early as 4pm in order to secure a good spot for witnessing their favourite artistes performing live on the stage. Interestingly, those who purchased the concert tickets also received the exclusive glow-in-the-dark scarf by Fazura’s hijab brand, Tudung Fazura, which they wore while enjoying the performances.
The event kicked off with Dato’ M. Nasir performing “Suatu Masa” – a touching tribute to Fazura’s dad, the late Sharifuddin Adnan. Despite being the opening act, the local music “sifu” was to get the crowd going with his seasoned performance experience on the stage. He followed up by performing the catchy tune “Tanya Sama Itu Hud Hud”. Nasir then closed his segment by performing his signature song “Mentera Semerah Padi”. Fans were also treated with a special silat performance by Fattah Amin.
Up next was young singer-songwriter Amir Masdi. He wowed the crowd with his popular numbers namely “Asmara”, “Esok” and “Kau Sakiti”. The next artiste to perform was none other than the Queen of Rock herself Ella. She opened her slot with her flawless renditions of her signature slow rock jams, “Dua Insan Bercinta”, and also a medley of “Sembilu” and “Retak”. She then took it up a notch with her popular rock number, “Kesal”.
Following Ella, Ippo Hafiz was next to be invited to the stage. He delivered a medley of his signature hits such as “Seadanya Aku” and also “Rahsia”. The crowd even sang along to his biggest hit to date, “Kekal Bahagia”. Following Ippo, the next artiste to perform was Zizi Kirana. She appeared on stage alongside Fakhrul, a member of the nasheed group UNIC, and sang their collab song “Purnama”.
After sending the crowd into frenzy with energetic performances of her rap jams “Pijak and “Eh”, Zizi then called upon Ruffedge on stage. As one of the most anticipated performers during the night, the 5-member boy group heated up the stage with their catchy performances of “Tipah Tertipu”, “Bila Rindu” and “Khayalan”.
Malaysian rocker Dato’ Awie was met with loud cheer from the crowd when he appeared. He kicked off his segment with a bang with an emotional rendition of the song “Layang-Layang Terputus Talinya”. The crowd later took a stroll down memory lane with Awie’s performance of “Dipenjara Janji”. There were several sing-along moments as local music fans happily belted out to each and every word of the song!
The “FAZTIVAL FAZURA 2022” event was no doubt a historic one for both Fazura and her fans. During the concert, it was announced that the event had successfully garnered two entries in the Malaysia Book of Records! The event breaks the record as “The Largest Tudung Fazura Gathering In An Event”. At the same time, “FAZTIVAL FAZURA” also breaks the record as “The Largest ‘Tudung Bawal’ ever produced in the country, which was displayed outside the venue entrance.
The concert then continued with the performance of Mulan Jameela. Clad in an all-red outfit, the Indonesian songstress set the stage on fire with her performance of the song “Makhluk Tuhan Paling Seksi”. She then took the stage with her own rendition of Dato’ Sheila Majid’s evergreen song, “Sinaran”, before ending her segment with a bang singing a famous pop rock number “Wonder Woman”.
Of course, “FAZTIVAL FAZURA 2022” wouldn’t be complete without the performance from the lovely Fazura herself. The Pahang-born star appeared on the centre stage, looking oh-so-stunning in a fuchsia-coloured ball gown and hijab. She performed a special medley of her songs, namely “Sayangi Dirimu”, “Bisa Apa” and also “Hancur Aku”.
Dewa 19 frontman Ahmad Dhani also appeared on stage for a special duet stage with Fazura for the song “Jika Cinta Allah”. Hot from his two-night concert here in Malaysia, Ahmad Dhani, together with his musical ensemble Ahmad Band, ended the show with a series of energetic performances of his hit songs such as “Od”, “Distorsi”, “Aku Cinta Kau & Dia” and “Madu Tiga”.
With that, we would like to congratulate Fazura and the rest of the team on the success of “FAZTIVAL FATZURA 2022”!
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