Namewee Nails It with Feel-Good Merdeka Song

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A tribute to Malaysia’s 60th Merdeka Day, “bad boy” Namewee releases the crowd-pleasing ‘Ali, Ah Kao dan Muthu’ that brings a lump to the throat with its lyrics that speak of unity amidst diversity in our beloved country.

The six-minute 18-second tribute music video is a collaboration by Namewee, the legendary Dato’ David Arumugam of Alleycats and newcomer Aniq.

It tells the story of three friends born on Aug 31, 1957, with the young misfits growing up together and forging the bond of brotherhood through the years. The video features a multicultural cast, from young to old.

At once moving and comical, it will resonate especially with Malaysians who were born and grew up in the Merdeka era.

With a tune that is easy to the ears, the music video evokes a sense of pride and patriotism that despite our diversities, Malaysia has prevailed as a multiracial country.

The title is a nostalgic reminder of school books of yesterdays where Ali, Ah Kao and Muthu were commonly used.

Produced with Peter Chong, Name Wee also composed, wrote and directed ‘Ali, Ah Kao dan Muthu’. 

For a peek behind the cameras, also watch the making of the music video.