Shila Amzah, the 27-year-old Malaysian Muslim songstress, who recently got nominated for Global Chinese Music Awards, got engaged on November 3 last Friday, in a private ceremony at her Cheras home. To whom, you ask?
The soon-to-be husband of Shila is Haris Idraki Elias, is a former The Star journalist and currently working in the financial sector in London, UK.
According to Shila’s father, singer ND Lala, 28-year-old Haris is a family friend as well.
“He asked for my blessing to marry Shila a few months ago. I approved because he’s very down-to-earth and our families have known each other for a long time,” he said.
Shila Amzah’s official statement on her Facebook page states:
“Shila and Haris have been dating and soul mates to each other for quite some time, while Shila has been touring China and Asia to perform, the couple has been keeping in touch via Skype; when one night (…) Mr Elias made a marriage proposal to Shila. The proposal was blessed by both parents with a wedding planned to be held in 2018.
Shila Amzah will continue her professional music career producing music in different languages, touring to different parts of the world and truly supported by the newest member to the family. We wish to extend this great news to the friends, fans and media who have supported Shila with tremendous love throughout her career and beyond, and trusting this is to be shared among the good people who embrace this happy and special occasion.”
Shila, whose real name is Nurshahila Amir Amzah, rose to stardom after she won the inaugural Asian Wave reality TV singing contest in Shanghai five years ago. She’s the first and only Malay artist to have success in Chinese-speaking countries and Chinese record charts with her Sina Weibo account having more than 2.5 million followers.
Congrats and many blessings to you Shila and Haris.
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