International Women’s Day (IWD), which falls on March 8, can mean a lot of things to people. For most women it’s about empowerment and feeling like they have their place and right in society. For others it’s about the human element — for equality and humanism. No one person or gender is superior to the other. We all matter!
So in conjunction with IWD 2019, CLEO’s very own parent company BluInc Media worked together with some amazing individuals with the support of L’Oreal Paris. We as a group wanted to create our very own femme power anthem (well, a specially-recorded women’s empowerment song) that featured our readers as well as the people behind the glossy magazines at BluInc.
We asked you to submit your entries here, and you did. Now here’s the very special reveal of the song that’s entitled ‘Istimewa’ and performed by none other than local songstress Dayang Nufaizah, who is one of our country’s biggest stars!
Hit play to see the video below and be inspired by this vocal powerhouse — and try to spot yourself too!
Istimewa is a femme power anthem produced for BluInc: Celebrating Women, in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2019.
Producer – Nisa’ Halid
Lyrics & Composition – Salammusik
Performed by – Dayang Nurfaizah
Idea & Concept – Marini Mat Zain
Director – Curly Jow
Videographer – Zakwan Taufiq, Fauzan Serinara & Shafiq Abdullah
Video Editor – Zakwan Taufiq
Coordinator – Farhana Fuad
Asst. Coordinator – Fadz Daud
Stylist – Sri Azni
Make Up – Asma Kadir using L’Oréal Paris
Make Up (Dayang Nurfaizah) – Syed Faizal using L’Oréal Paris
Hair (Dayang Nurfaizah) – L’Oréal Professionnel
A BLU INC PRODUCTION