Afgansyah Reza (born May 27, 1989), known to many as Afgan, is an Indonesian pop singer and actor. He released his debut album, Confession No.1, in January 2008. In 2010, he released his second album, The One. He won various awards for his work, including Best Male Vocalist in the 2009 Anugerah Musik Indonesia and Best Male Artist in the 2009 Anugerah Planet Muzik.
Early life and career
Afgan Syahreza was born on May 27, 1989, in Jakarta and into a Muslim musical family of Minangkabau origin, although he never had any vocal training. He is the second of four children from Loyd Yahya and Lola Purnama. His career began when he and a few friends decided to record a private album at Wanna B Instant Recording Studio. The producers at the studio offered him a contract when they heard him sing. His first album, Confession No.1, was a mix of jazz, pop, and R&B influences and including tracks, such as "Terima Kasih Cinta", "Klise", "Sadis", and "Tanpa Batas Waktu". A music video of the song "Terima Kasih Cinta" was produced by Thalita Latief and directed by Jose Purnomo. He won the Best Solo Male Vocalist Award for the song at the 2009 Anugerah Musik Indonesia. In 2009, he made his first foray into acting when he appeared in the film Bukan Cinta Biasa with Olivia Jensen and he also sang the title track for the film's soundtrack. The next year, he also appeared in the film Cinta 2 Hati and performed on the film's soundtrack. His second album, The One, was released in January 2010. In 2011, he performed the theme song at the Southeast Asian Games.
His personal life is closely followed by the Indonesian media. He is earning a degree in economics from MONASH University Sunway campus, Malaysia.
Awards and nominations
|2009||Bukan Cinta Biasa||Himself||Guest star|
|2010||Cinta 2 Hati||Alfa||Lead role|
|2008||OB (Office Boy)||Himself||Guest star||RCTI|
|2008–2012||Doa Berbuka Puasa||Himself||SCTV|
|2014||Rising Star Indonesia (season 1)||Himself||Guest Judge; only appear in Top 5||RCTI|
|2015||X Factor Indonesia (season 2)||Himself||Judge||RCTI|