15,000 throng Padang Merdeka during Konsert Era Sayang Sarawak
Sarawakians were well entertained during Era FM’s ‘Konsert Era Sayang Sarawak’ (KESS) on Dec 12 during what was deemed the biggest concert of the year here in Kuching.
The concert managed to draw 15,000 people, who thronged Padang Merdeka to catch the showcase of popular international and local artistes, 5,000 more than those that attended a similar concert in Sabah a day before.
It kicked off at 8pm with the introduction of hosts and personalities from Era FM, DJ Osha, DJ Afick, DJ Chopie, DJ Fir, DJ Syazz, DJ Michelle, and celebrated team of announcers ‘Johara’ made up of DJ Johan, DJ Haniff, and DJ Ray who warmed up the crowd before continuing with the first performance by duo Lawa Nie Geng, who performed their hit ‘Pasar Malam’ and a duet with Indonesian songbird Deasy Natalina, ‘Aduh Aduh Sayang’.
Deasy followed that up with her song ‘Masalahmu, Masalahku’ which had the audience cheering and singing along.
The show continued with performances from Nadhar who performed his latest single ‘Parah’. Teen heart-throb Ir Radzi warmed the stage next by performing his chart-topping songs ‘Sempurna Waktu’ and ‘Maafkan Aku’.
After that, Wani Kayrie appeared on stage to perform ‘Jangan-Jangan’ and her rendition of Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’.
Mal Imran wowed the audience with his popular songs, ‘Cinta Sukar Ditafsirkan’ and ‘Lepaskan Aku’. Mal Imran and Nadhar also performed their rendition of Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’.
Good-looking Altimet performed his famous tracks, ‘Syukur’, ‘Aku Tahu’ and ‘Kalau Aku Kaya’.
Local songbird Nana Sheme had the fans singing along to her popular songs, ‘Hantu Atau Buaya’ and her latest single ‘Boleh Blah’.
Black, another teen heartthrob, entertained the crowd with his popular songs, ‘Mana Mungkin’, ‘Si Putih Si Merah’, ‘Takkan Terpisah’, and a duet with RJ called ‘Teman Pengganti’.
Incredibly energetic singer Stacy then performed her popular songs, ‘Not for Sale’, ‘Gilalah’, ‘Bosan’, and a duet with Akim called ‘Kembali’.
Things got heated up as Akim & the Majistret came on stage later, entertaining the crowd with their popular numbers ‘Mewangi’, ‘Potret’, ‘Obses’ and ‘Sisaku’.
Vocal powerhouse and most celebrated artist of the evening, Afgan, brought the house down with his heart-thumping songs, ‘Bukan Cinta Biasa’, ‘Jodoh Pasti Bertemu’, ‘Aku T’lah Jatuh Cinta’ and a duet with Wani Kayrie called ‘Kamu Yang Ku Tunggu’.
Afgan ended his performance with his latest single, ‘Knock Me Out’ that literally saw a member of the audience pass out when Afgan sang the song.
Exclusive items and exciting prizes offered to the crowd as lucky draw prizes included hampers from main sponsor Emeron and other prizes such as an iPhone, and a motorcycle sponsored by Tay Motor.
‘Konsert Era Sayang Sarawak’ is organised by the Era FM as a token of appreciation to their fans for their continuous support.
Also attending the event were Astro Radio general manager for Sabah and Sarawak Hafiz Nizamuddin and Technology College Sarawak chief operating officer Amin Aznizan.