Monday, August 9, 2010


IQWAL HAFIZ,18, a young thriving artiste, has rise into fame locally and internationally.
The success of this young, talented and energetic artiste began his journey into the world of show business when he was only 4 years old. The dramatic rise of this super young talent has been breathtaking.

'Michael Jackson Medley' By IQWAL

At 16, he made Malaysia proud by winning 7 International Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles :-

* 'The Best International Artiste Award' in World Best New Talent, KODAK Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.

* 4 Gold Medals

* 1 Silver Medal and

* 1 Hollywood Industry Award in the recent WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF PERFORMING ARTS in Los Angeles
WCOPA participated by 5,000 over participants from 48 countries throughout the world.

Through his history of performance IQWAL had been selected twice to represent Malaysia in World Championship of Performing Arts. He won all 5 vocal categories which included Pop, Rock, Contemporary, Open Style, Original Works.

In August 2008, IQWAL was invited to represent Malaysia to "The World Best Talent Award" in Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles. Here, IQWAL was crowned as "THE BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST". IQWAL went straight to be the best defeating all participants from all over the world such as United States Of America, Philipines, Guatemala, Africa, Mexico & Jamaica just to name few.
Iqwal has created his mark by being the first Malaysian to perform at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles.
This young talent, not only can dance well, but also sings in 16 languages: Italian, Spanish, Mexican Latin, Tagalog, Arabic, Hindi, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tamil, Malay, Kadazan, Iban and English.

In January 2011,again he made Malaysia proud by winning 'THE MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN ASEAN Award' in ASEAN Golden Melodies, Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamPhotobucket

He plays piano, drums and acting. His first film called 'Mannan'.

Born and educated in Teluk Intan, at SRK St Anthony till Year 3 and then he moved to Kuala Lumpur and continue his studies in SK Subang, SMK Subang, Subang Music School & The Singing Shop.
Iqwal comes from an illustrious family background.
His grandmother Toh Suri Wati Puan Salasiah Din, is one of the 32 Orang Besar in Perak and was the first Woman Football Referee in Malaysia and Asia.
His grandfather, Khairuddin Hj Ahmad, currently a college lecturer, was a teacher and active in football and Vice President of the Perak Football Association.
His mother Normin Shah Khairuddin @ Myn used to sing professionally in holiday Star Cruises (SuperStar Aquarius & SuperStar Gemini) and 5 star resorts; is the guiding hand that has brought Iqwal to his current position, at the tender age of 18, to being acknowledged as one of the international star in the performing arts.
His father, Mel WINGS is one of the vocalist for Malaysia popular Rock band, WINGS.
His first singing attempt was at the age of four when his mom, first discovered his exceptional talent.

IQWAL & Tun Mahathir (Malaysia 4th Prime Minister)

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak whispering IQWAL, the "Word Of Wisdom" that change IQWAL's life. *IQWAL Performance for DSA Gala Nite 2006 @ Sheraton Subang Ballroom.Photobucket

IQWAL & Malaysia Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak at Sri Perdana, Putrajaya.

IQWAL and the 4th Malaysia Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad & Wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah

IQWAL & The Prime Minister Of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva @ The Parliament House of Thailand in Bangkok. IQWAL did a performance in Bangkok for 'ASEAN + 3 Concert For The King' @ Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok.

*Sheila Majid, Atilia, Francesca Peter, IQWAL & Jaclyn Victor during the Live Telecast,'Di Ambang Merdeka KLCC'

He got support from Ali XPDC vocalist and Mel Wings (ex-Wings vocalist). His hardworking mom, Myn had exposed him to International music, singing competitions and enrolled him in a prominent music school to polish his skills. Since then he has performed along side famous artists like: M. Nasir, Ramli Sarip, Zainal Abidin, Faizal Tahir, Jaclyn Victor, Adibah Noor, Sheila Majid, Khatijah Ibrahim etc., in various concerts such as Citrawarna Malaysia, Malaysian Water Festival, Citrarasa Malaysia, Festival Gendang Malaysia, Di Ambang Merdeka and Masrah Hijrah Concert, to name a few. He also performs for most of Berita Harian and Harian Metro events such as: Karnival Jom Heboh TV3, Anugerah Bintang Popular, Fiesta Media Idola, GP Joran & Perkampungan Hadhari, as a resident artist and has done so since he was 11 years old.
*The most memorable & precious moments when 'my family' from Branding Dept., of New Straits Times Press came too support me before i left to Los Angeles in 2008. A million thanks to Mummy Pat Wahid, Uncle Samsani, Uncle Wan Abdillah, Uncle Bond, Uncle Roy, Pak Kadir & everyone in NSTP.

Iqwal has been composing songs since he was 12 years old; one entitled, ‘Secangkir Kasih’.

*"SECANGKIR KASIH" composed by IQWAL in 2004 (12 years old)

'IQWAL 1 Malaysia' Album, launched by The Minister Of Information, Communication & Cultural of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim @ Istana Budaya. With two albums published ~ 'IQWAL ‘09' and 'IQWAL 1 Malaysia', he has set his sights on more achievements.

Another achievement for IQWAL;
He is in the ‘Malaysian Book of Records’  for,  ‘First Artiste To Record
1 Malaysia Songs In 6 Languages’  (Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil, Iban & Kadazan).Photobucket

Iqwal is not one to rest on his laurels. To improve his standing in the entertainment world, he will continue to compose and follow in the footsteps of his idols: Sudirman and Michael Jackson, aspiring to succeed like them. Firstly he wants to record an English song in America. Many would be cynical at his ambitions but for him “nothing is impossible if one continues to pursue one’s dreams”.

Contact Person : MYN

Office : 03 7842 2015

Mobile : 012 3555 200

Address: Empire All Star Event
Shah Alam, Malaysia 40150



* St Regis New York ~ (Private VVIP Dinner)

* Mandarin Oriental Washington D.C ~ (Malaysia Showcase)

* National Geographic Auditorium, Washington D.C., U.S ~ (Faces Of Malaysia)

* Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, US ~ (Hollywood Best New Talent Award)

* United Nation HQ, New York, US ~ ( Malaysian Gala Nite )

* Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, US ~ (World Championship Of Performing Arts)

* Sheraton Los Angeles, US ~ ( Malaysian Gala Nite )

* Celebrity Centre, Los Angeles, US ~ ( Malaysian Gala Nite )

* New York International School, US ~ (Malaysian Showcase)

* Usma Ismail Auditorium, Jakarta ~ (ASEAN Best Performing Arts)

* Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok ~ (ASEAN + 3
Concert For The King)

* AKSRA Theatre, Bangkok, Thailand (Malaysia - Thailand Cultural Show)

* Represented Malaysia in the World Championship Of performing Arts in Hollywood, Los Angeles (2008)

* Represented Malaysia in the World’s Best New Talent in Hollywood, Los Angeles (2008)

* Represented Malaysia in the World’s ChildAid Concert 2009 di Resort World Sentosa, Singapore (Dec 2009)

IQWAL OPENING ACT For International Celebrities :

* Guest Artiste for ADAM LAMBERT 'GlamNation Tour Live in Malaysia 2010'

* Guest Artiste for AVRIL LAVIGNE World Tour Concert, Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

* Guest Artiste for AIR SUPPLY World Tour Live in Malaysia 2010 (Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Kuantan)

* Guest Artiste for MTV WORLD STAGE Live In Malaysia with Hoobastank, All American Rejects, Kasabian, Boys Like Girls, Pixie Lott etc.

* Guest Artiste for ALL AMERICAN REJECTS Concert di Stadium Bukit Jalil.

* Guest Artiste for BabyFace Live In Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

* Guest Artiste for ROSSA (Indonesia), ' Melodi Cinta Rossa' @ Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

* Guest Artiste for AGNES MONICA Concert (Indonesia) @ MATRADE, Kuala Lumpur.

* Guest Artiste for SUPER JUNIOR (Korea) Live In Malaysia @ Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

* Guest Artiste for MAYDAY - DNA (Taiwan) World Tour @ Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur


* World Islamic Economic Forum Gala Dinner, untuk meraikan Tetamu Tetamu Kehormat Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang terdiri dari Presiden Presiden Negara Islam Sedunia, termasuk Putera Andrew (Anak kepada Queen Elizabeth of England) di KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

*  Dinner show for Malaysia Prime Minister honourable guest, The Prime Minister Of India @ Sri Perdana, Putrajaya

*  Dinner show for Malaysia Prime Minister honourable guest, The Prime Minister Of India @ Sri Perdana, Putrajaya

* Luncheon performance for 'First Ladies Summit 2010' @ Palace Of The Golden Horses (attended by 37 first ladies and ministers from 31 countries)

* BAKTI Dinner Show (Persatuan Isteri Isteri Menteri Malaysia) @ Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

*  Konsert Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur

*  Teater Muzikal “ANTARA…”, Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur

* 'TITIAN BUDAYA MALAYSIA - BRUNEI' @ Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Perayaan Rumah Terbuka Tahun Baru Cina 2010, Pandamaran, Klang

*  Konsert Di Ambang Tahun Baru 2010 AMBANK, Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Rumah Terbuka Krismas Malaysia, Padang Merdeka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

*  Konsert Pelancaran Satu Malaysia bersama Perdana Menteri Malaysia dan Menteri Besar Perak, di Stadium Perak, Ipoh.

*  Konsert Rumah Terbuka Hari Raya bersama Perdana Menteri Malaysia dan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Port Dickson.

*  Konsert Rumah Terbuka Hari Raya 2009 Menteri Menteri Kabinet bersama Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, di Sri Perdana, Putrajaya

*  Konsert Rumah Terbuka Deepavali 2009 Bersama Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak di Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

*  LIMA Langkawi 2009, Awana Porto Malai, Langkawi.

*  Konsert Pertabalan Yang Di Pertuan Negeri Sembilan, Istana Sri Menanti

*  Konsert Remaja 1 Malaysia, Stadium Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Semarak Seni, Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Untuk Mu SUDIRMAN ~ Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur

*  Artis Undangan ‘Road To Hollywood’ ~ Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Budi ~ Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Permata ~ Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Nur ~ Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Citrawarna Malaysia 2008, Putrajaya

*  Konsert Citrarasa Malaysia ( Miri, Sarawak dan Wilayah Persekutuan)

*  Konsert Pesta Air Malaysia (Labuan, Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu)

*  Konsert Perayaan Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

*  Konsert Perayaan Krismas 2008 bersama Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi di Kg Portugis, Melaka.

*  Konsert Rumah Terbuka Hari Raya 2008 Menteri Menteri Kabinet bersama Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi di Sri Perdana, Putrajaya.

*  Konsert Rumah Terbuka Malaysia 2008 bersama Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak & Tengku Mahkota Pahang di Kuantan.

*  Di Ambang Merdeka KLCC 2008 bersama Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur

*  Malaysian Showcase, First World Hotel, Genting Highland  (3 days showcase)

*  Malaysian Showcase , The Pavillion, Genting Highland ( 3 days showcase )
*  Konsert Batik Ke Pentas Dunia Bersama Permaisuri Agong, Pusat Kraftangan Malaysia
*  Konsert Masrah Hijrah ~ Dataran Merdeka

*  Konsert SEROJA, Palace Of The Golden Horses (8 days showcase)

*  Konsert Orkestra ‘Songs Of Asia’ 2007

*  Festival Gendang Malaysia 2007, Tasik Titiwangsa Kuala Lumpur

*  Konsert Gema Puisi Merdeka Malaysia 2007, Tasik Permaisuri Kuala Lumpur

*  DSA Gala Nite Bersama Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, Sheraton, Subang Jaya.

*  Anugerah Industri Muzik Malaysia (AIM) Road Tour 2008

*  Konsert Penghargaan Seniman & Seniwati Lagenda 2008 di Saloma Bistro, KL

*  Konsert Penghargaan Seniman & Seniwati Lagenda 2009 di Saloma Bistro, KL

*  Artis Residen untuk Sahabat Zoom Malaysia ~ Libur (Karangkraf)

*  Artis Residen untuk Anugerah Bintang Popular Road Tour 2008 (Genting Highland, JB, Pasir Gudang, Kuantan, Melaka, Trengganu, Kelantan dan Shah Alam)

*  Artis Residen untuk Berita Harian & Harian Metro untuk Karnival Jom Heboh TV3, Road Tour Anugerah Bintang Popular, Fiesta Media Idola, Karnival Gegar Metro dan lain lain dari tahun 2004.

*  Artis Residen untuk RHB Road Tour 2008
(P.Pinang, Trengganu, Ipoh, Danga Bay, JB, Melaka, Mont Kiara KL)

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