Monday, 10 April 2017 : The 28-year-old singer may not have come out tops on the fifth season of reality singing series Akademi Fantasia (he was eliminated three weeks before the finals), but he has forged a respectable music career today.
Two years later at 20, Aizat was the second youngest artiste to win Best Song at the prestigious Anugerah Juara Lagu in 2009 for Pergi (Datuk Siti Nurhaliza holds the record at 17) besides picking up multiple awards at the Anugerah Planet Muzik and Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian.
The singer is equally inspiring on the personal front when he underwent a drastic physical transformation, going from 113kg to 75kg, a few years back.
“Nobody can deny the fact that he’s incredibly inspirational to the younger generation,” says Faizal Tahir during the launch of Aizat’s new single Jangan Menangis.
“He’s been an inspiration to everyone who think, ‘If I’m this big, so be it, I’m not going to do anything about it’,” Faizal comments on Aizat’s weight loss journey. Aizat is spreading a message of hope and encouragement in Jangan Menangis, co-written by himself, Faizal and Mike Chan.
Aizat and Faizal wanted to recapture the experience of their 1Moment4them expedition back in 2013, where they helped to raise funds for Syrian refugees in Jordan, through the uplifting ballad.
The singer reveals the song comes from a personal place, too, explaining: “Part of the story behind the song is about the feelings I had when I was in Jordan. But at the same time when I was writing it, I was moving out of my family home.”
Being the fifth of six siblings, Aizat shares his mum is very protective of him and it was hard for him to break the news to her. Faizal encouraged him to write the song as an alternative way to convey the message to his mum.
He moved out of his family home in Ampang last August. “The hardest thing about living alone is ironing clothes,” he says with a laugh. Perhaps the change of environment will spark new ideas for the singer-songwriter who owns a production company, Kasi Gegar Entertainment.
Aizat is dedicating the rest of the year to grooming his protege Fattah Amin as well as working on his own release.
Source : Internet