December 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm
She needs no introduction to most, her music and her fame is undeniable. Although she has garnered a bit of controversy, but then again, every successful celebrity always does, Mizz Nina remains one of Malaysia’s hottest and coolest female performers in recent years. Her collaboration with Colby O’Donis marked her breakthrough into the global mainstream consciousness, and she has not looked back since.
Her debut solo album What You Waiting For, released in July 2010, manifests Mizz Nina’s cool confidence in her newfound vocation as a singer. Sung in English and Malay, the longplayer is a pleasure dome of beguiling beats, innovative melodies and top-notch production, and contains local and international collaborations from the likes of Uno and AJ of Pop Shuvit, Noh from Hujan, DJ Fuzz, Koko and Syaheed of Bedsty Music, Sakke from the Netherlands and Koolade from Croatia to MC Dandee from Bangkok’s Thaitanium Entertainment, Mawar Berduri from Ahli Fiqir, Teeflii and Grammy nominee Planet Asia.
Working with illustrious names in the biz comes as second nature for Mizz Nina, having already sealed liaisons with prominent acts like Too Phat, Reshmonu and Gerhana Ska Cinta throughout her career. But it was the title track and first single from the album that became Mizz Nina’s winning ticket to mass appeal; partnering up with Colby O’Donis, the catchy pop ditty secured strong spots on local music charts. Additionally, the song received regular spins on LA-based radio station 102.3 KJLH while the official video (directed by Scott McCullough and shot in LA) exceeded one million views on YouTube just mere months after its release in March.
Currently shuffling between her full-time role as the Managing Director of The Singing Shop–where her musical education began–and her innate craft as a singer, entertainer and, most recently, mix DJ (a skill she picked up from her TTC ally DJ Fuzz) to running her own recording studio, Mizz Nina has acquired a steady footing in both the Malaysian indie and underground scenes as well as maintained within arm’s reach of the glam and glitz of KL’s city limits–showing her finesse for fitting into any situation presented to her.
Catch Mizz Nina performing at Mystical Eve 2012 @ ENCORP Strand’s New Year’s Countdown party this 31st December 2011. The party will begin at 6 pm and only end at 2 am as we usher in 2012. So put on your party hats and make your way to ENCORP Strand for Mystical Eve 2012!