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Jakarta Post

Afgan Syah Reza: Rich in luck and talent

  • Dian Kuswandini


JAKARTA   /   Thu, May 7 2009   /  12:01 pm

JP/Dian Kuswandini Luck often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you had left open. If you don’t believe that, ask new pop sensation Afgan Syah Reza. It was just another day in 2007 for Afgan, when he and his friends came to an instant recording studio to record their own karaoke CD. Their day turned out to be as much fun as they had hoped. But what happened next was beyond Afgan’s expectations. The studio, which had just become a record label, spotted his talent. “After that day, the studio’s people were searching for me,” recalls Afgan, whose name was inspired by the war in Afghanistan. “They actually wanted to offer me a recording deal, but they just couldn’t find me.” But luck is luck. Goddess Fortuna probably still had the boy on her list when she opened another door of opportunity for Afgan. “A few months later, I came...