KOTA KINABALU: Sabah songstres Velvet Aduk starts off 2022 by releasing a song entitled “Mama” as a dedication to her four children.
The song, which will pemier on Jan 21 at noon Mama Official Music Video , was written during the pandemic and lockdowns.
Velvet hopes that throught the song, her children will know that their mother will always be there through thick or thin. In those times, there were constant thoughts about life without the people you love, or the ones you love not being able to say their goodbyes, parents leaving their kids unknowingly, and that really hit hard on her.
“I want to be able to be there for my children, through their ups and downs. I want to be able to watch them grow.
“I want them to be rest assured that I will always be there for them no matter what, and I think every parent would do the same for their children, because in life, priority changes as we grow older and when you have children, they become your priority,” she said in a statement.
Velvet, who was the finalist of Akademi Fantasia 4 back in 2006, started producing songs, and her first self-titled EP in 2012.
After the reality show ended, she became a mother and started focusing on motherhood.
In 2018, ‘Sumandak Sabah’, a local Sabahan song produced by Velvet together with Marsha Milan and Richael Gimbang of the band Estranged (also her husband) unexpectedly went viral and claimed to be one of the most played songs in that same year, and to date 14 million views on YouTube.
The next year, the duo released another single called ‘Oi Gaman’ which also garnered 4.2 million views on YouTube to date.
Since then, Velvet constantly writes and produces songs for herself and also for others.