How long has it been since I’ve attended an actual event? Too long that I can’t remember. Astro was very kind to send me a media invitation to one of their latest projects, the ERA fm Digital Music Awards so I couldn’t just pass up on the opportunity. For the past year or so, I’ve come to really appreciate Malaysian music. I don’t listen to it 24/7 but I appreciate what’s being played on the radio a lot more than I used to. The Digital Music Awards was held to introduce new and young talents to the world, especially to a younger audience. The show was aired on Facebook Live and Astro On-The-Go as an attempt to engage in the younger audience. It wasn’t a huge and grand award show like the ones we’re used to. It was very small and humble, which is a good thing because it means there are higher chances for the line of new talents to be recognised and appreciated by the show’s audience.
Last week, I was flown over to Kuala Lumpur to attend the press conference of Astro Shaw’s new movie called OlaBola. Judging from the title, it is definitely a football based movie. Let’s be honest, I know nothing about football or at least understand why people play the game but knowing who the director is and seeing the cast of the movie, I was very very excited to be one of the firsts to hear about it.