PETALING JAYA: Now that his Merdeka Day-themed music video has gone viral, Namewee has announced an Ali AhKao dan Muthu singing contest, with cash prizes totalling RM20,000 up for grabs.
“The performers must be from three different races. The song must have a music video and must be Ali AhKao dan Muthu,” he said when asked about the rules of the competition.
“They can rearrange and change anything as long as it is creative,” he added in his latest Namewee Tokok talk show on Youtube, uploaded last night.
The deadline for submission of entries is Aug 19 while the winners will be announced on Aug 26. Interested parties can submit their entries at [email protected] and get further details on Namewee’s YouTube and Facebook.
The six-minute music video shows the three main characters – Ali, Ah Kao and Muthu – growing up together as good friends and contains footages of Malaysia’s historical moments. It was uploaded on Namewee’s YouTube channel on Saturday; it is now trending at No. 3 on YouTube Malaysia and has garnered close to 800,000 views to date.
According to The Star, the 34-year-old singer, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, said he is pleased his patriotic National Day theme is helping to foster muhibbah.
He roped in 67-year-old Alleycats vocalist Datuk David Arumugam and 11-year-old singer Aniq, the champion of ceria popstar 2016, to represent three generations of three different races living together in unity.