Stacy thought of leav­ing in­dus­try af­ter voice change

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

SINGER Stacy Anam was back in ac­tion with a “bang” at the re­cent Anugerah Skrin 2017, singing her power-packed new song, Cakap Ke Tan­gan, com­plete with ro­bust dance moves.

The mother of 9-month-old Eshaal, and wife of singer Akim Ah­mad, how­ever, lamented that her voice sounded “manly” af­ter giv­ing birth last Fe­bru­ary, mak­ing her turn down of­fers to per­form in the months that fol­lowed.

“My voice didn’t sound as it was. It be­came ‘coarser’, and this wor­ried me.

“At one point, I told Akim that I might have to leave show­busi­ness till I get back my voice,” said Stacy in a re­cent in­ter­view.

Stacy, whose real name is Ummu Shaikhah, thought that her changed voice was the re­lated to her preg­nancy, and tried remedies, in­clud­ing at­tend­ing vo­cal classes, to treat her prob­lem.

“Akim tried to help me by get­ting us a karaoke set so that I could prac­tice singing with him at home — this worked to an ex­tent, but more needed to be done.”

Over the last seven months, Stacy per­se­vered by prac­tis­ing with the karaoke set and work­ing out at a gym­na­sium to boost her stamina and im­prove her danc­ing skills.

“Thank God, things grad­u­ally be­gan to im­prove. I’m lucky to have been able to per­form at Anugerah Skrin.

“I still have a lot of catch­ing up to do, but I’m now con­fi­dent that things will be back to nor­mal,” she added. By Den­nis Chua

Singer Stacy Anam says her voice be­came coarser af­ter giv­ing birth

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