Motherhood has changed her

Motherhood has changed her
M'sian singer Ning Baizura.

In the eight years she has known her husband, Ning Baizura has not been able to celebrate his birthday on Aug 30.

With Malaysia's Independence Day being on Aug 31, the Malaysian singer is often invited to perform at functions and corporate events.

Unfortunately, it'll be another missed birthday this year. Bad new for her husband but good news for Ning's avid fans.

Ning, who turned 39 last week, will be performing her first solo show here on Aug 30 as part of Esplanade's annual arts festival Pesta Raya.

Fans will be treated to well-loved hits - both old and new - spanning her 22-year career. This includes songs like Dugaanku, Curiga and Pelangi Untukmu, which was written for her 17-month-old son Ryan Sky Dalton.

Ning spoke to M in a telephone interview from Kuala Lumpur where she was busy playing mother to Ryan while making arrangements for Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

"My family is very understanding. For this show, of course I'd love for them to be there with me. That'll be my gift for my husband," said Ning.

She also revealed dinner plans to celebrate the birthday of her British manager-hubby, Mr Omar Sharif Christopher Layton Dalton, the day after the show.

These days, the mother-of-one admits to being more family-oriented and even "picky" when it comes to shows.


Ning said: "Ever since I gave birth, I have been 'lenient' when it comes to work. I made the choice to be a mother and my focus is on watching Ryan grow up."

"Thankfully for me, people have been very understanding. I really love motherhood," said the bubbly hit-maker.

Ning and her husband tied the knot in 2008, and their son was born last year.

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