ELYANA, HUBBY OPT FOR ADOP­TION

Singer-ac­tress Elyana chooses adop­tion af­ter a trau­matic mis­car­riage last year. TAHIR ALHAMZAH has the story

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

“IONLY have one fal­lop­ian tube. And that re­duces my chances of get­ting preg­nant by 50 per cent,” says singer-ac­tress Elyana Em­rizal.

Last year, the mother of one, who found her­self preg­nant again, had her joy dashed when her grow­ing em­bryo was lodged in the fal­lop­ian tube, mak­ing the pregnancy im­pos­si­ble to de­velop.

“I had an ectopic pregnancy at seven weeks where the fer­tilised egg at­tached it­self to the fal­lop­ian tube. Due to this, I had to have surgery to re­move the foe­tus and the af­fected tube,” said the 29-year-old in Shah Alam re­cently.

Elyana who had al­ways wanted a big fam­ily of her own, is trau­ma­tised by the in­ci­dent. She is now opt­ing for adop­tion.

This way, she said, her 6-yearold daugh­ter, Su­mayyah Cinta, would have a younger sib­ling to dote on.

“Since she is start­ing pri­mary school next year, my hus­band and I felt that the time is right to go ahead with the adop­tion process. And yes, we are open to adopt­ing more than one (baby),” said Elyana, who tied the knot with busi­ness­man Khairul Anuar Husin in 2010.

For Elyana, the gen­der of her fu­ture adopted child is not an is­sue. How­ever, she said, among the cri­te­ria that she would be look­ing at was that the child must come from a poor fam­ily.

Mean­while, on her singing ca­reer, Elyana, fa­mously known to per­form bare­foot on­stage, has re­cently re­leased a new sin­gle, Ikhlas Dalam Re­sah. The tune was up­loaded on YouTube a fort­night ago.

With lyrics writ­ten by Tanda Hekayat, the song re­ceived over 50,000 views, with many had com­mented on her as­tound­ing vo­cals.

For the artiste, ini­tially, the thought of re­turn­ing to the stu­dio to record the sin­gle was a nerve-rack­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“It has been six long years. My last trip to the stu­dio was in 2011 to record the sin­gle, Se­waktu Dulu-dulu. So, nat­u­rally, my nerves were act­ing up.

“To en­sure a smooth record­ing process, I had some prac­tice ses­sions with Tam of Spi­der (the com­poser of her new sin­gle) be­fore do­ing the ac­tual record­ing. That helped me im­mensely,” said Elyana.

She said af­ter she had her first­born, she did toy with the idea of re­turn­ing to the mu­sic scene but what stopped her was the fear that she might no longer have fans.

“I re­cently be­came ac­tive on so­cial me­dia and it was dur­ing this time that I dis­cov­ered that I still have fans. They’ve been won­der­ing where I dis­ap­peared to and whether I would re­turn to en­ter­tain them again.

“This new sin­gle is my gift to my fans whom I’ve been ‘ig­nor­ing’ all these years.”

The singer be­hind hit songs like Niat, Tak Ter­ca­pai Akalmu and Diriku Ta­pak Su­laiman, also went into act­ing, star­ring in the 2006 TV se­ries Du­nia Baru, Gong and Se­riau. Her last act­ing stint was for drama se­ries Kelu­arga Karaoke aired in 2015.

“I still get act­ing of­fers, even for lead­ing roles. It’s flat­ter­ing that peo­ple still want me in their pro­duc­tions,” said Elyana, who would only con­sider shorter film­ing time, such as act­ing in tele­movies or star­ring in cameo roles.

For Ra­madan, she is back at sell­ing Raya cook­ies.

“I sell my grand­mother’s sam­perit ev­ery fast­ing month.

“As I’ve been do­ing so for years now, I have my reg­u­lar cus­tomers,” said Elyana, who would be cel­e­brat­ing Hari Raya Aidil­fitri in the Klang Val­ley.

Singer-ac­tress Elyana Em­rizal says her new sin­gle is a gift to her fans.

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