In 2017, two fellow entrepreneurs Neelofa Mohd Noor and Vivy Yusof represented Malaysia in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. This year, Malaysian singer who made her name in China, Shila Amzah was given a place under the category ‘Celebrities’.
Shila or full name Nur Shahila binti Amir Amzah, 28 is a singer-songwriter, actress, and business woman. Additionally, he is the first Malaysian recording artist to break into the Chinese music market. After winning a reality TV singing competition in China, Amzah became an overnight sensation.
She moved to China, and learned both Mandarin and Cantonese in order to embrace her newfound popularity in the country. She has more than 2.3 million fans on Weibo, and as a Muslim woman, tries to promote religious inclusiveness in China.
Shila expressed her gratitude through an Instagram post:
Check out some of the others that were also listed in the same category as her:
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