MAY-JUNE. 2020 | Glam Halal
when my parents were watching Akademi
Fantasia, they suggested I go for an audition,
and without expecting it, I got through the
Till today, I am still singing with my sister
Hazwani Helmi as The Helmis Warrior. The
Helmis produce songs with an Islamic message.
Our latest song was released last year
titled Ayat Cinta Dari Tuhan. We plan to release
a new song soon.
Besides singing, you are also spotted at
events and TV shows giving motivational
talks. How did you start your career in this
The truth is, I’ve adored Dato’ Dr Mohd
Fadzilah Kamsah since I was about five. I
aspired to become like him, looking at the
way he motivates people. I was so eager to
become a motivator. I started purchasing CDs
on motivators such as HM Tuah, Dr Tengku
Asmadi, Dato’ Dr Fadzilah Kamsah and even
Prof Izzi Ali. I replayed the CDs every now and
then to learn how these motivators spoke. I
also took notes when I went to see motivators
during their events. I did not know where to
start as a motivator, but this is what I can do
One day, I tried approaching several
motivators. One of them was Amin Idris. He
advised me to go for motivational training. I
don’t think I could have done it without him.
He has helped me so much, till today.
Being a motivator has been a dream come
true for you. Would you consider sharing
your challenges en route to becoming a
The struggle was real for me. There were
moments when it took 3-4 days to prepare
for a talk for a few minutes. I memorised
word by word, did research and even asked
for advice. It took me years to learn the art of
speaking spontaneously. But I still have more
things to learn as I am yet to master answering
questions automatically. As a motivator,
I need to take care of people’s hearts because
sometimes we need to do as we preach. Now
when I have a schedule that requires me to be
like at five different states in a day, the challenge
is allocating time for my family.
What is the highlight of your career as a
Getting the opportunity to meet with many
people and receiving good prayers are some of
the highlights. Apart from that, I got to travel
around Malaysia and other countries. If not
for these talks, I don’t think I would have
discovered new places.
As mentioned earlier, you consider ‘doing
things that add value for other people’and
that is your soul. What has been your journey
like as a humanitarian activist?
I started as an ambassador for Aman Palestine
and it was without my sister because she was
still young. She later joined me as an activist
for Muslim Care Malaysia, Muslim Volunteer
Malaysia (MVM) and also Majlis Perundingan
Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia (MAPIM).
There was a time where we were on a mission
in one country and they said, “Thank you
Malaysia. Malaysia is our hero”. You see, when
we give a leg up for other people, their happiness
is indescribable. In return, they hope for
the best for our country and that alone makes
me happy. I would say happiness is when you
see other people happy.
Where do you stand as an activist under
MAPIM Malaysia and Yayasan MyPrihatin?
My sister and I are already like family with
MAPIM. Recently, we joined MAPIM as
‘mission coordinator’ where we plotted the
My sister and I are
involved with MAPIM
Malaysia in every step of
the way. We share every
mission from A to Z. We are involved with
MAPIM Malaysia in every step of the way.
We share every hardship. If there are problems,
they will inform us. We are there from
hosting, promoting, collecting donations,
doing video recording, video editing and
On the other hand, we are also involved
with Yayasan MyPrihatin where they provide
donations for patients at Institut Jantung
Negara (IJN). For every head scarf (my own
production of scarves) sold, a portion is
allocated as a donation. During this Covid-
19 pandemic we donated PPEs to IJN. These
donations will then be distributed to other
Was your experience as a TV host a
I had always wanted to be a TV host since I
was small because I am naturally a talkative
person. That was my interest. I hosted Sinar
Itu Hadir Jua, SIS Istimewa Raya, and Man
Jadda, Wajada. The most “wow” experience
was hosting Rasa Halal Antarabangsa where
I got the chance to travel to another country.
That was the most exciting moment.
The latest programme I hosted was Dr
Pokok, showing on Berita RTM. It was something
new for me. I got tongue-twisted trying
to pronounce some scientific terms.
Where do you see yourself soon?
I want to perform on stage and act again. But I
believe where I stand today is what He wants.
If something is meant for you, it will remain
yours. Besides that, I always thought of going
back to writing and publishing my own books
again. However, it may take some time to get
that pace back.
For the time being, I am going full force as
a humanitarian activist. I want to pour my
heart and soul doing anything for the greater
good of our community.
At 12, my neighbour, who was also my
late tuition teacher, taught me one thing. He
said, “If we want to succeed, we must find
opportunities in any difficulty, not finding
difficulties in any opportunity.” I have held
onto his words till today.