Sleeq move

Sleeq move
Sleeq with their mentor Aaron Aziz (second from left) and his wife/manager Diyana Halik.

Eight years after they started making the rounds in local hip-hop circles, popular duo Sleeq - 23-year-old cousins Alif Abdullah and Ahmad Syarifullah - are moving to Malaysia to pursue music full-time.

Come October, Alif, who is better known as Alyph, and Syarif will move in with Singaporean actor in Malaysia Aaron Aziz and his family. They live in Kuala Lumpur.

Alyph told The New Paper: "It's thrilling. We've been making music while doing other things, but now, we get to focus on making music full-time."

The decision to relocate came after two years of Alyph doing national service and Syarif studying part-time for a degree in mass communication from SIM University.

On weekends, they went to different parts of Malaysia to meet their fans, called the "SleeqMovement".

Their active fanbase helped them bag the Dude of the Year title at The New Paper's annual Flame Awards last year and they were more than 600 votes ahead of MediaCorp actors Elvin Ng and Desmond Tan.

They also won the New Media Icon award at Anugerah Planet Muzik last December and the Best Duo/Group award at the local AnugeraHitz.sg in 2010.

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