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It would be just a text entry for this today. Let me talk about one of our customers in this post. We shoot for their album cover for one of their albums before. Until now, they still hold the unbreakable most selling album in Malaysia.
Today, I drove my car home. I listened to Radio 24 channel. I heard a familiar voice in there. Che Am spoke his mind about 1 interesting topic. Now, let me ask you. How many of you know about Raihan performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London, and it was a full house of PAID audience which most of them (95% i would say) are Mat Saleh. Again…PAID audiences.
Before this, We, Malaysian were proud for having a concert done there before under a name of a diva (Cik SIti kita). A lot of my friends was there too. Most of them took the advantage of being the last minute, so they’ll get FREE ticket (in order to make the hall looks so full with audience).
But it’s different with Raihan, they performed worldwide, in Paris itself….3 times and other places around Europe. Not to extreme if I would say, if you ask Muslim in Europe about Malaysia, they’ll describe it as…
- Dr. Mahathir
- Petronas Tower
I’m proud of them. I’m not promoting nasyed since I’m never been a fan of any nashid song. But I really appreciate people who love arts and sincere in what they are doing. Che Am told the radio, ever since, they never get ANY (I repeat…ANY) assistance from government, private and sponsor body to bring them to the west. Most of the time, they live with the concert ticket, performance payment and royalty. It’s not about the assistance that matter…but the perseverance. He said…”Taknak tolong takpe, kita jalan lah sendiri, cuma kalau ada orang support…laju sikit lah jalannya. Habis tu, takkan orang tak tolong kita nak menyerah kalah”. I love this spirit. That’s the spirit that brought them up until now.
Is there anything in common with me?
Yes…many things! we started an odd trends that finally became a phenomena. We never been supported by any body from government, private or rich people. We just do it all with our blood, sweat and tears. Yes, by blood…sweat and tears. It didn’t come easy and flawless. It was a bumpy road all the way before we can finally took-off now. I still remember how my RP (Business Plan / Rancangan Perniagaan) got rejected a few times by a body that called themselves enterpreneur helpers. I was down but I believe, there are more than one way to do anything. That’s where…the potential of my brain has been fully utilized to find the way how to start the ball rolling.
I still remember, the time my friends shopping with their silver colour plastic, i was so impressed and I applied for one and got rejected within 24 hours (and I can’t apply for the next 6 months). Woww!! they were really fast. Now, the same bank offering the gold or even Platinum pre-approved credit card and all they need is my “Yes”. No more J-Form, income statements, bank statement 3 bulan on top of my IC lah. Anyway, I’m happy to live with only a single Credit Card that I treat it just like a charge card…spend today, pay end of the month.
I believe, Raihan faced the hardtime during their start-up period. Eventually, they are now…a famous artist worldwide. Internationally, his album sold many folds more than Datin Seri Siti’s album. The reason why I wrote this note is simple…be different and be tough in achieving your goal. Success doesn’t come easy. Think like no others, then you’ll be there.
SAIFUL NANG (Signature Photographers)
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Colours of Asia Sdn Bhd
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