Nur Amira Syahira – A Child Prodigy Drummer from Malaysia
Nur Amira Syahira is the wonder kid from Malaysia who has rocked the music world at a young age. We got the opportunity to interact with her and know more about her.
Q. How did music happen in your life?
A. Like everyone else, I absolutely love all types of different genres of music. For me, I learn through music and get a peace of mind from music.
Q.Did you take any formal training?
A. I don’t have any formal training in music yet but I did learn how to play drums on Youtube.
Q.When and where did you start your formal training?
A. I will start taking up formal drum classes early next year to learn how to read notes and better drum techniques.
Q. How did you start your journey as a drummer?
A. I started playing drums at the age of 8 years. At 10, I started getting invites to perform at ceremonies where I got my nickname of Little Drummer.
Q. What motivates you every day to pursue your music?
A. My goal is to perform 1000 drum covers on my Youtube channel. Things don’t always go as planned but I am happy to see more Youtube followers on my page and their support has kept me motivated to live my dream.
Q. Who are your favourite singers and what is your favourite type of music?
A. My favourite singer in Malaysia is of course our national sweetheart Dato Siti Nurhaliza. I also love Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, and Taylor Swift. I enjoy all types of music genres however my favourite would have to be Metal, Pop, Dance Pop, and World Music.
Q. One song that you would have loved to play drums for?
A. I would love to play tribal drum beats one day.
Q. Any fond memories that you want to share?
A. One unforgettable moment for me would be the day I was announced as the winner of Astro’s Ceria All Stars in January 2016.
Q. How do you connect to Bollywood music?
A. As a Penangite, I think it is only normal to be a fan of Bollywood songs. In fact my entire family are hardcore Bollywood fans.
Q. Who are your favourites from Bollywood?
A. My favourite actors are Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Preity Zinta, Salman Khan and Rajnikanth to name a few.
Q. What are you currently working on as well as your future projects?
A. I plan to create an album of instrumental songs in the future.
Q. What is your plan in five years?
A. Apart from pursuing my musical career, I would also like to venture into business and be an entrepreneur one day.
Here are some of her Bollywood videos.