Adibah Noor to re­lease al­bum of duets soon

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

LOOK­ING a lit­tle rest­less th­ese days, singer and ac­tress Adibah Noor ad­mits she is a lit­tle pre­oc­cu­pied.

The soul­ful en­ter­tainer, known for her pop­u­lar tune Ter­lalu Is­timewa, is anx­ious to get her lat­est al­bum of duets Jiwa Sen­tuh Jiwa out in the mar­ket.

“By hook or by crook, it needs to be re­leased this year. I can’t wait any­more, it’s been too long. I know it has been a while since I last re­leased a sin­gle or an al­bum. I don’t want my fans to for­get that I am also a singer,” said the 46-year-old for­mer English teacher whose last al­bum out­ing was the 2010’s Te­man.

Cit­ing tim­ing as the rea­son be­hind the de­lay, she said that while the al­bum had been ready for re­lease last year, it would have been one of many.

“The lo­cal mu­sic scene saw an ex­plo­sion of col­lab­o­ra­tions and duets be­tween pop­u­lar singers, such as Datuk Siti Nurhal­iza and Faizal Tahir for Dir­ga­hayu; Misha Omar and Hafiz Suip for Ter­i­maku Seadanya; Syam­sul Yu­sof and Mawi for Kalah Dalam Me­nang; and, Son­aOne, Joe Fl­iz­zow and Akeem for Go Do That.

“And, I didn’t want mine to get side­lined, so I fig­ured I might as well wait for a bit and re­lease it this year in­stead,” said the come­di­enne at the launch of Astro’s new Malay drama slots on Astro Warna (chan­nel 123) and Astro Oa­sis (chan­nel 106) at Saloma Theatre Restau­rant in Jalan Am­pang, Kuala Lumpur, re­cently.

Adibah, who won the hearts of many play­ing Cikgu Adibah in the late Yas­min Ah­mad movies such as Sepet and Talen­time, said the eight-track al­bum fea­tured duets with artistes such as Misha Omar, Anuar Zain, Amir Ja­hari and Sam In­nu­endo.

As for act­ing, Adibah will soon star in the up­com­ing tele­vi­sion drama series Jadikan Aku Yang Ke­dua, which will air on Mon­day to Wed­nes­day at 9pm on Astro Oa­sis, be­gin­ning April 3.

Di­rected by Rashid Sibir, the 18-episode drama stars Yana Sam­sudin, Amyra Rosli and Amar Ba­harin.

Based on the novel of the same name by Siti Khadi­jah, Adibah plays Lat­i­fah, a mother to Yana’s char­ac­ter,

Wawa.

This marks Adibah’s third col­lab­o­ra­tion with Rashid.

She is ex­pected to work with him again in the later part of this year in an­other drama en­ti­tled Bisik Kepada Al­lah.

Adibah Noor

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