‘Hero’ Nafiez Zaidi stays cool and patient


  • Nation
  • Friday, 19 Jun 2020

Compiled by C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

DESPITE acting for seven years and playing the “hero” in five drama series, Nafiez Zaidi is still not as popular as some of his peers.

But the 28-year-old remains unperturbed and is instead grateful for the job offers that keep coming in, Berita Harian reported.

Nafiez, whose real name is Abdul Nafis Abduzaidi, said he believed in God’s will and blessings (rezeki).

“It’s not easy to achieve fame in the blink of an eye. I will continue to be patient because I believe there will be sweet news (for me) in future, ” he said.

The Kangar-born actor said the main thing for him was that he had continuous work to sustain himself and support his mother in the village, especially after his father’s death three years ago.

Nafiez first became known for his role in the drama series Kiah the Spy in 2013.

In 2018, he played the lead role in the drama Di Sisimu Aku alongside Eyka Farhana.

He is currently filming Dayang Senandung, but production was delayed by the movement control order.

“I did not expect such an opportunity to star opposite Wani Kayrie in the drama. I am grateful to land the lead role in three drama series this year, ” he said.

One of the series was Hot Chocolate Tea Lady, also starring Afifah Nasir.

His next dramas will be Akulah Cinderella, which also stars Oktovia Manrose, on TV Okey beginning June 19 and Saat Aku Berpaling alongside Dayang Areeda, scheduled to be screened on July 11.

> A durian orchard owner in Kampung Tengah in Segamat, Johor, used a pocong (shrouded ghost) to “scare away” durian thieves, Harian Metro reported.

Rosman Budiman, 61, said he bought 2m of white cloth three weeks ago to wrap two adult pocong made from paper boxes.

He put them in the bushes and in a hut to protect his 10 durian trees and burned the gaharu wood to create a spooky environment before returning to his house every evening.

“It was enough to scare would-be intruders, especially at night, ” he said, adding that the pocong cost him only RM8.

Rosman said previously, his fruit would be stolen if he delayed in collecting them. Last year, he bought two tiger images costing RM350 but these were not effective in deterring durian thieves.

He said he would not have minded if some people just wanted to eat his durian but going by the huge number that was nicked, the stolen fruit were meant for sale.The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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