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Jakarta Post

Dewiq, Confessions of the hits maker

  • Triwik Kurniasari


JAKARTA   /   Sun, July 5 2009   /  11:25 am

NOVA/Ahmad Fadilah She might be not a singer with a five-octave voice; she might not have released dozens of albums or won many awards, but she might just be the most wanted songwriter-cum-composer in the country. She is Cynthia Dewi Bayu Wardani, aka Dewiq, the hits maker, and her music and lyrics rule the Indonesian charts. Her songs sell out like hot cakes. Singers, from new comers to veterans, are lining up to have her create songs for their albums. Her hits include "Bukan Cinta Biasa" (Not An Ordinary Love) and "Cinta Bukan Di Atas Kertas" (Love is Not On Paper), both performed by prominent Malaysian singer Siti Nurhaliza, "Jenuh" (Fed Up), sung by local singer Rio Febrian and "Sunny", which is sung by Bunga Citra Lestari. Her latest masterpiece is Agnes Monica's mega hit single "Teruskanlah" (Go ...