Being on set with the posse made up of musicians Faris Jabba and Yung Raja; Fariz’s elder bro Fakkah Fuzz and sister Farah Lola; his striking 1.78m tall Nigerian-Chinese model girlfriend Noelle Woon; and the equally magnetic, velvety voiced chanteuse Aisyah Aziz is like being in a real-life crossover episode of Empire and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
Everyone is crazy talented. Fariz and Raja (yes, call him that) are, of course, the multilingual rappers who’ve become the most-wanted poster boys of the scene here with their catchy, cheeky, feel-good verses and ability to pull off just about any runway look.
Fuzz (that’s what everyone calls him) is one of Singapore’s boldest and most well-known stand-up comedians; Farah – who started releasing humorous videos of her parodying personalities and everyday happenings on social media in 2018 – one of the most promising, Aisyah – who dates Fuzz and is BFFs with Farah – is the closest thing to Nina Simone born out of our millennial generation while Woon, the youngest of the group at 22, is quickly becoming Singapore’s top models with her blossoming poise.
“We are always comical and musical wherever we go, but I sometimes have to tell the boys to stop randomly breaking out into rap. We’re at McDonald’s, guys.”Comedienne and actress Farah Lola
As one, they’re a riot and the ease and connection that they have with one another clearly goes much deeper than the celebrityhood that they share. They finish each other’s sentences and banter candidly as families do. Their answers are cosmically similar: All cite being creative and some “suuuper lit” parties as what helps bond them. That all six are proud champions of their own culture make their joint representation of kinship all the more heart-warming.
Let funny girl Farah sum it up for us: “We are always comical and musical wherever we go, but I sometimes have to tell the boys to stop randomly breaking out into rap. We’re at McDonald’s, guys.”