NING: I STILL MISS MY DAD
Singer Ning Baizura opens up about coping with her father’s death. SYAHIRAH MOKHTAZAR chats with the songstress
THEY say nothing quite prepares you when losing a loved one, especially a family member. For singer Ning Baizura, she is still overwhelmed by grief on the passing of her father, Sheikh Hamzah Sheikh Mohamed, 86, due to old age, on the eve of Hari Raya Aidiladha.
“When you lose a loved one, you can never tell how long it will take for your emotions to heal.
“I miss him a lot; there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about him,” she told the New Straits Times when met at the pre-judging of Manhunt International 2017 competition at Le Meridien Hotel in Kuala Lumpur recently.
The 42-year-old artiste said she would find herself recounting the good memories she had with her father.
“Life is too short and we need to value our loved ones while they are still around.
“Spend as much quality time with them as you possibly can.”
Her father’s death has taught her to be more forthcoming when it comes to emotions.
“Some people may choose not to talk about their grief, but I find expressing my emotions to my family and friends helps me move forward.
“If anyone is going through a grieving process, my advice is don’t bottle up any emotions. Talk to someone because it really does make you feel better, ” said Ning, who is currently working on her new album, which will be released early next year in conjunction with her 25th anniversary in the music scene.
Ning Baizura says her father’s death has taught her to be more forthcoming with her emotions.