Thought leaders across various industries such as Rocketfuel Entertainment, Nuffnang, Babel Fit, CAFFA, Geek Fam, JOOX, Katoon Network Dance Academy and Runway Productions, alongside internationally-recognised influencers from Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and more will be present, sharing tips with aspiring influencers on winning and building fans as well as engaging workshops and live demonstration activities throughout the two-day event.
The very first of its kind, this festival allows Influencers, brands and fans to do what they do best: Get Involved, Let’s Interact and Be Inspired!
Jung Mansu, aka Banzz is the king of mukbang (먹방) eating broadcasts. Nearly all his Youtube videos are recordings of his live AfreecaTV streams. Unlike all the other mukbang broadcasters, Banzz is renowned for his ability to eat huge amounts of food. For instance, his video eating 10 bowls of Chinese black noodles has 3 million views. Many are in awe of his ability to eat so much food, but still stay slim. Fans admire his calm, polite and soft spoken personality, as well as his eating etiquette.
Ever wondered what a real fire fighter looks like? Our very own Hisyam started out as one in Singapore. He then opted for a change in career and now a darling on the Big Screens. Just to name a few, “Tuan Rumah Pembantu Rumah”, “Cinta Ibadah”, and “Ariana Rose”. Hisyam is also top 5 in the Sexiest Male Celebrity list. He was also nominated at the “Malam Throwbaek Drama 2017” for the “Hero Throwbaek” category. He thoroughly enjoys cooking and spending time with his family when he gets the chance.
“碰碰PongPong” is a Malaysian Duo who are singers and content creators (YouTubers). The duo consists of siblings Jeii Pong (elder sister) and Gaston Pong (younger brother). The siblings were born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and now based in Kuala Lumpur. The duo was formed in September 2017, they do comedy videos and song covers on social media platforms. Within a month, their comedic rendition of“光年之外”, a Chinese pop song has stormed the internet. The viral video shows the siblings singing out of tune, then suddenly cuts to them vocalising in perfect harmony. The video caught the attention of Taiwanese and Chinese online media, which now has accumulated over 3,000,000 views.
YouTube beauty expert who is known for her “ssin 씬님” channel. She has gained popularity for her intricate and often themed makeup tutorials, which have seen her transform into an eclectic blend of character looks. She has amassed more than 1.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel since its beginning. One of her most popular videos there, "Beauty Creator SSIN 씬님 _ YouTube (60s)", has earned more than 12 million total views.
1MILLION Dance Studio has become a crucial facet of the world of K-pop. Although at first glance, they may seem like a regular dance studio, 1MILLION has become much more than that. From choreographing for the K-pop scene greats like Sunmi, Jessi, TWICE, Jay Park and more, to being invited to teach worldwide, and even hosting their first concert in the summer of 2017, 1MILLION and its crazy creative instructors have become its own phenomenon all by itself.
Multi-talented Danny has some amazing skills. He sings, acts and has an amazing social media presence. His followers enjoy his posts and actually follows his day-to-day activities. Danny also has a YouTube channel where he will post cover songs and various content that he thinks would appeal to his fans. His fans include those from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam.
Geraldine is the winner of Astro All Star. She then left to Taiwan to compete and won 5th place for <Chinese Million Star> 1st season in 2012. The talented singer has also acted in a various drama series. She keeps her fans up-to-date through social media to ensure her fans are well informed about her projects that she’s working.
The winner of Astro Star Quest singing competition in 2012, and also 3rd place in Taiwan Chinese Million Star 2013. Known for her ‘big voice’, Nicole is an all-time favourite of clients when it comes to performances. She has performed for many client events, dinners and award shows.
Timothy Tiah, the Chief Operating Officer of Colony Co-working Space KL, is the successful entrepreneur behind Netccentric (the company behind Nuffnang and Dayre). Top nominee for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014, Timothy has since brought Netccentric to a successful IPO in Australia in July 2015. His articles vary from family to business thought pieces with many viral hits and one achieving as many as 145,000 shares for one article.
Audrey Ooi also known as FOURFEETNINE for her petite frame, is one of the top Malaysian female bloggers. As one of the pioneers in the local blogging scene and as the wife to entrepreneur Timothy Tiah, she is also often recognized from their famous meme proposal video. Happily married, she is now also the mother of two kids, Fighter (Jude) and Penny (Penelope) Tiah.
A British and Thai mixed heritage, Chaleeda was discovered on YouTube by Rocketfuel Records and is the first international talent under Rocketfuel Entertainment. The singer of “Mind Over Matter” recently got listed in the UK Commercial Play Club Charts. The young singer has a new single out called “Pretty Boy”. She was also featured on MTV’s Pick of the Month and her music was on Spotify global playlist.
Who knew this petite lady has such an amazing and bright voice! The 3rd runner up of Akademi Fantasia 2016 did not just stopped at taking part in a reality talent show but she continued her music journey with being the finalist for the 32nd Anugerah Juara Lagu. Her song “Warkah Untukku” received 1.6 million views and 8.4 million for “Bunga”, on YouTube. She was also nominated for “Artis Baru Terbaik (Wanita)” in 2017.
A top urban YouTuber, Harvinth is alI about calling it as it is. His funny and spontaneous attitude can be seen through his content whether it is on his YouTube page or even Instagram posts. He is currently in the midst of shooting a show called “It’s Alif” that is currently on going.
Opening a café has always been Jason’s dream. He first entered the coffee industry when he joined The Red Beanbag many years ago as a trainee barista. 10 months into the job, Jason took the industry by surprise and bagged his first trophy in the Malaysia Barista Championship in 2013, and successively in 2015 and 2017. The barista champion, who is now the owner of Yellow Brick Road Café, Wicked Pancake Parlour and Wizards @ Tribeca, qualified himself as the semi-finalist for World Barista Championship 2017.
Keith Koay, the owner of One Half Coffee Bar, was the winner of the Malaysia Barista Championship 2016 & 2018. Keith’s signature drink was inspired by cocktails. Seeking to recreate bitters without alcohol, Keith cold steeped a mixture of grapefruit peels, grapefruit flesh and wild honey before sous-viding it. If you’re curious about some of Keith’s drinks, head on over to Random Food Store in Damansara Uptown or Ilaika in Petaling Jaya.
One of the co-founders of Wizards at Tribeca, Yellow Brick Road and Common Craftsmen, Shaun Liew was second runner up of the Malaysia Barista Championship 2016 and champion of the Malaysia Brewers Cup 2017; and he represented Malaysia at the World Brewers Cup in 2017.
Benjamin Toong is the foremost catwalk guru of Malaysia. He made his first wave nationwide when he was the head model trainer for the Ford Models Supermodels of the World Malaysia competition in 2009, and notably for his subsequent training stints for the Miss Malaysia Universe and Miss Astro Chinese International pageants. He is also known for being able to command a runway in his signature 11-inch heelless high heels and widely recognised for his roles in founding a renowned fashion and beauty academy and creating the online reality programme Runway Supermodel Search.
One of the instructors in Runway Productions by catwalk guru, specialises in fashion styling, event production, as well as model and talent managing.
Keith Kee Couture was established in 2001 and is now a widely sought after bridal fashion expert in Malaysia. Keith Kee provides personal advice to his clients on shape, silhouette, fabric and concept details. Through the respect and appreciation of individualism in every aspect, KKC strongly believes that every piece of outfit is made for a lasting statement, that will be worthy of a lifetime of memories.
Since then, Yoke has been involved in acting, and her acting skills has proven to be as good as her singing skills. She was invited to participate in many sitcoms, dramas and movies such as Ah Beng, Woohoo, Once Upon A Time and Where Got Money. Apart from acting and singing, she is also involved in many hosting programs such as - Astro Star Quest Singing Competition, Travel Programs - Bag Pack Go Cuti, Ready To Fly and many more.
Farisha Irish is a Malaysian singer. She was born and raised in Sepang, Selangor. Farisha Irish musical career kick started after she competed on the talent competition shows Idola Kecil 4 and Ceria Popstar. Her singing talent has caught the attention of many listeners. In fact, a leading recording company, Sony Music, signed her.
Nur Ismail Izzani bin Zainal Nazeri, better known as Ismail Izzani is a male singer in Malaysia. Ismail Izzani began to make a name when he was 17 years old, and began to become a phenomenon after the first single titled sabar by his own creation with Omar K, Adib Hamdi and Zyn getting tickled on the lips of the listener.
Dayang Nurfaizah binti Awang Dowty (born 20 July 1981 in Kuching, Sarawak) is a Malaysian singer. Her debut self-titled album was released in May 1999 and it was recorded in the pop and R&B genres. The album's lead single, Hakikat Cinta introduced her to the local music industry.
Aziz Harun is a Malaysian singer. Aziz Harun known for participating and winning, the reality competition series Little Stars. He won the 2009 edition. He first became involved in the arts at age 3. He attended the International School-Brunei, where he was attending when selected for Little Stars.
It was a year of reckoning for Uriah See Khai in 2014. Just 19 years old at the time, he beat over 1,000 Malaysians to emerge as champion at the annual Astro Star Quest Chinese Singing Competition 2014, then went to surpass singing champs from Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States to claim victory at the TVB International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship in Hong Kong.
Muhammad Aizat Amdan or commercially known as Aizat Amdan, is a Malaysian singer-songwriter. Aizat began his music career as a contestant in the 5th season of Malaysian reality TV singing contest Akademi Fantasia. Aizat is well known for inducing creative sounds and lyrical prose within his songs. He describes his music as a mixture of pop rock and alternative music influenced by Brit pop.
Akim & The Majistret is a rock band that is increasingly recognized in the Malaysian mainstream music scene since 2014 with the Mewangi song. Since its inception in 2014 as a result of the Akim Ahmad idea, the band has launched their debut studio album, Patriot in August 2015. The Mewangi and Portrait Songs are warmly welcomed on radio funerals, outperforming most charts of radio stations in Malaysia.
Joe Flizzow is a singer, songwriter, music producer and entrepreneur from Malaysia. On November 7, 2013, Havoc's album was released. Album Havoc is a continuation of the President and features 14 Malay songs in collaboration with Amy Search , Rossa , Altimet , SonaOne, Syaheed, Ajai , DJ Biggie and Yasin Sulaiman.
Producer & Curator: Xperimen (on-going)
Producer & Host: for Motif Viral? (Season 1 & 2), and Berita Sangat Serius (2015)
Assistant Producer & Host: H!Live (2014- 2015)
Producer: H!Live Apa Kata Malaysia
Produced and hosted:
- A.M/P.M LIVE @ Astro RIA (1 hour live talkshow)
- RSVP – Aku Datang @ Astro PRIMA
- H!Live @ Astro RIA
- H!Live Special
Hosted Barulah Go @ Astro GoShop
TV Host / Broadcast Journalist / Producer
Hosted:H!Live, Buletin Lawak, A.M Live @ Astro RIA
Hosted live shows & crosses: Red Carpet Anugerah EraFM, Red Carpet Anugerah Lawak Warna , Red Carpet FFM 28.
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