Singer, Ariff AB honoured with Young Malaysian International Achiever Award

Last update: 25/11/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 (Bernama) -- Malaysian singer Ariff AB, 28, who has carved a name in the United Kingdom (UK), has made Malaysia proud by winning the Young Malaysian International Achiever Award at Top Asia Corporate Ball in Jakarta, Indonesia yesterday.

The singer, whose real name is Ariff Abu Bakar, said the award was given based on his recognition and achievements in the UK and Europe for his music.

“Receiving this award motivates me to do more internationally and definitely I will carry Malaysia’s name with me wherever I go. A new chapter begins. 

"As a new music talent in both the UK and Malaysia, I feel grateful for the opportunities given to me and hopefully soon I can reach out to Jakarta and the rest of Asia too," he told Bernama, here, today.

Ariff said he would be back in the UK for an upcoming tour, besides a show planned for Norway before starting work on his third album.

"The new album will be more collaborative. I don't know how it will sound like just yet, but all I can say, it is going to be different," he said.

Besides Ariff, Zee Avi, Yuna, Shila Amzah and Dash Logan, a few others were also in the Top 10 Young Malaysian Achievers in the International Arena.

The singer who is well known for his "Paris, I'm in Love" song, thanked his family and fans for their support, and said he wished to do more music locally in Malaysia.

The awards event was held to honour outstanding Asian personalities from different fields and industries.

Meanwhile, Ariff also encouraged newcomers to always believe in what they were doing and their talent.

“In Malaysia, we have a lot of great talents. I always believe that our talents can reach the highest in the international market. If you get an opportunity internationally, go for it. Hard work and dedication play a big role. 

“The foreign market is very tough, but thanks to my management team and label, they have helped my music float and grow around UK. There is a little quote I always tell myself ‘Tough but if it were easy, everyone would do it’,” he said. 

Ariff AB’s songs can be viewed through his Instagram (ariffab_maravilla), Facebook, Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, SoundCloud and BandCamp (Ariff AB Music).