Afgansyah Reza (born May 27, 1989), known to many as Afgan, is an Indonesian pop singer and actor. He released his debut album, Confession No.1, in January 2008. In 2010, he released his second album, The One. He won various awards for his work, including Best Male Vocalist in the 2009 Anugerah Musik Indonesia and Best Male Artist in the 2009 Anugerah Planet Muzik.[2]

Early life and career

Afgan Syahreza was born on May 27, 1989, in Jakarta and into a Muslim musical family of Minangkabau origin, although he never had any vocal training.[2][3] He is the second of four children from Loyd Yahya and Lola Purnama. His career began when he and a few friends decided to record a private album at Wanna B Instant Recording Studio. The producers at the studio offered him a contract when they heard him sing.[2] His first album, Confession No.1, was a mix of jazz, pop, and R&B influences and including tracks, such as "Terima Kasih Cinta", "Klise", "Sadis", and "Tanpa Batas Waktu". A music video of the song "Terima Kasih Cinta" was produced by Thalita Latief and directed by Jose Purnomo. He won the Best Solo Male Vocalist Award for the song at the 2009 Anugerah Musik Indonesia. In 2009, he made his first foray into acting when he appeared in the film Bukan Cinta Biasa with Olivia Jensen[2] and he also sang the title track for the film's soundtrack. The next year, he also appeared in the film Cinta 2 Hati and performed on the film's soundtrack. His second album, The One, was released in January 2010. In 2011, he performed the theme song at the Southeast Asian Games.[4]

Personal life

His personal life is closely followed by the Indonesian media. He is earning a degree in economics from MONASH University Sunway campus, Malaysia.[2]


Studio albums


2008"Terima Kasih Cinta"Mario KacangWannaB Music Production
"Sadis"Bebi Romeo
"PadaMu Kubersujud"Bebi Romeo
2009"Bukan Cinta Biasa"Bebi Romeo
"Wajahmu Mengalihkan Duniaku"Bemby Noor
"Pencari JalanMu"Fajar PJ Maringka
2010"Cinta 2 Hati"Mario Kacang
"Dia Dia Dia"Bemby Noor
"Bawalah Cintaku"Bebi Romeo
"Dalam Mihrab Cinta"Bebi RomeoKeci Music Production
2011"Panah Asmara"TohpatiWannaB Music Production
"Kembali"Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoTrinity Optima Production
2012"Bunga Terakhir"Bebi RomeoMega Music
"Pesan Cinta"Afgan, Inu "Numata", Nino "Ran"Trinity Optima Production
2013"Jodoh Pasti Bertemu"Bemby Noor
"Sabar"Bebi Romeo
2014"Katakan Tidak"Alam Urbach
"Ku Mohon"Bemby Noor
"Untukmu Aku Bertahan"David Kurnia Albert
"Kamu Yang Ku Tunggu" (feat. Rossa)Alam Urbach
2015"Knock Me Out"Taufik BatisahTrinity Optima Production

Awards and nominations



2009Bukan Cinta BiasaHimselfGuest star
2010Cinta 2 HatiAlfaLead role
2013RefrainNataLead role


2008OB (Office Boy)HimselfGuest starRCTI
2008–2012Doa Berbuka PuasaHimselfSCTV
2014Rising Star Indonesia (season 1)HimselfGuest Judge; only appear in Top 5RCTI
2015X Factor Indonesia (season 2)HimselfJudgeRCTI