PETALING JAYA: Cantopop superstar Samuel Hui is Hong Kong’s proletarian hero of the 1970s and 80s. His colloquial lyrics resonated among the working masses, capturing perfectly their frustrations whilst giving them the opportunity to laugh at themselves.
When Hui retired from the entertainment industry in 1992, he left a void in Cantopop that remains unfilled to this day. Few thought he would return. But he did.