Afgansyah Reza

Afgansyah Reza (born 27 May 1989), known to many as Afgan, is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, and occasional 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]

Afgansyah Reza
Afgansyah Reza singing, 2015.jpg
Afgan performing in 2015
Background information
Birth nameAfgansyah Reza
Also known asAfgan
Born (1989-05-27) 27 May 1989 (age 30)
Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active2008–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
Associated acts

Early life and careerEdit

Afgan Syahreza was born on 27 May 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 lifeEdit

His personal life is closely followed by the Indonesian media. He is currently working towards a Bachelor in Economics from Monash University.[2]


Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details
Confession No.1
The One
L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve
  • Released: 10 August 2016[7][8]
  • Label: Trinity Optima Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended playEdit

Title EP details
Bersihkan Dirimu


Title Year Producer(s) Label Album
"Terima Kasih Cinta" 2008 Mario Kacang WannaB Music Production Confession No.1
"Sadis" Bebi Romeo
"Pada-Mu Kubersujud" Bersihkan Dirimu
"Bukan Cinta Biasa" 2009 The One
"Wajahmu Mengalihkan Duniaku" Bemby Noor
"Pencari JalanMu" Fajar PJ Maringka
"Cinta 2 Hati" 2010 Mario Kacang
"Dia Dia Dia" Bemby Noor
"Bawalah Cintaku" Bebi Romeo
"Dalam Mihrab Cinta" Keci Music Production OST Dalam Mihrab Cinta
"Panah Asmara" 2011 Tohpati WannaB Music Production The One
"Kembali" N/A Trinity Optima Production Non-album single
"Bunga Terakhir" 2012 Bebi Romeo Mega Music Bebi Romeo Mega Hits
"Pesan Cinta" Afgan,
Inu (Numata),
Nino (RAN)
Trinity Optima Production L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve
"Jodoh Pasti Bertemu" 2013 Bemby Noor
"Sabar" Bebi Romeo
"Katakan Tidak" 2014 Alam Urbach
"Ku Mohon" Bemby Noor Non-album single
"Untukmu Aku Bertahan" David Kurnia Albert L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve
"Kamu yang Ku Tunggu"
(featuring Rossa)
Alam Urbach Love, Life & Music
"Knock Me Out" 2015 Taufik Batisah Trinity Optima Production Sides
(featuring Raisa)
Afgan, Raisa, Adrian Rahmat, Kitut Trinity Optima Production,
Juni Records
"Kunci Hati" 2016 Afgan,
Ino (Numata)
Trinity Optima Production
"Kau dengannya Ku dengan Dia" 2017 Afgan, Rian (D'Masiv)
(featuring SonaOne)
Afgan, SonaOne, Mhala (Numata)
(featuring Isyana Sarasvati & Rendy Pandugo)
2018 Afgan, Isyana Sarasvati, Rendy Pandugo Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia, Trinity Optima Production Dekade
"Be Alright" Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia

Awards and nominationsEdit



Year Title Role Note
2009 Bukan Cinta Biasa Himself Guest star
2010 Cinta 2 Hati Alfa Lead role
2013 Refrain Nata Lead role


Year Title Role Note Network
2008 OB (Office Boy) Himself Guest star RCTI
2008–2012 Doa Berbuka Puasa Himself SCTV
2014 Rising Star Indonesia (season 1) Himself Guest Judge; only appear in Top 5 RCTI
2015 X Factor Indonesia Himself Judge


  1. ^ True, Chris. "Afgan | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Kuswandini, Dian (7 May 2009). "Afgan Syah Reza: Rich in luck and talent". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Afgan Bikin Terobosan dalam Keluarga" [Afgan's breakthrough in his family] (in Indonesian). Kompas. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  4. ^ Niken Prathivi; Irawaty Wardani (23 November 2011). "Games end, RI champion". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Afgan Siap Rilis Album dan Gelar Konser di 2018" [Afgan is ready to release album and hold concerts in 2018]. Viva (in Indonesian). 17 December 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  6. ^ Ryan Maulana; Dwi Oktaviane (13 February 2013). "Afgan Luncurkan Album 'L1ve To Love, Love To L1ve'" [Afgan releases 'L1ve To Love, Love To L1ve' album]. Tempo (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  7. ^ Iswara, Ninda (10 August 2016). "Album Baru Afgan – Sides Siap Rilis Hari Ini" [Afgan's new album, 'Sides', is ready to be released today]. Tribun News (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ Utomo, Debby (23 December 2016). "Afgan Gandeng Yonder Music Rilis Live Session Bertajuk Sides" [Afgan collaborates with Yonder Music to release 'Sides' live session]. Provoke! Online (in Indonesian). Retrieved 9 January 2018.

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