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Afgansyah Reza

(1989-05-27) 27 May 1989 (age 34)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Alma mater Monash University Malaysia (BE)
Years active 2008–present
Musical career
  • Wanna B Music Production
  • Keci Music Production
  • Trinity Optima Production
  • Hits Records
  • Empire
  • Suria Records (Malaysia)
  • MVM Music (Malaysia)
  • Universal Music Group (Malaysia)

Afgansyah Reza (born 27 May 1989), better known by his mononym Afgan, is an Indonesian singer and actor, known for his pop and R&B songs.

Early life and education

Afgansyah Reza was born on 27 May 1989 in Jakarta and into a Muslim musical family of Minangkabau origin, although he never had any vocal training. He is the second of four children of Loyd Yahya and Lola Purnama.

He has a Bachelor in Economics from Monash University.


Reza's career began when he and a few friends decided to record a private album at Wanna B Instant Recording Studio. The producers at the studio offered him a contract when they heard him sing. His first album, Confession No.1, was a mix of jazz, pop, and R&B influences and including tracks, such as "Terima Kasih Cinta", "Klise", "Sadis", and "Tanpa Batas Waktu". A music video of the song "Terima Kasih Cinta" was produced by Thalita Latief [id] and directed by Jose Purnomo.

In 2009, he made his first foray into acting when he appeared in the film Bukan Cinta Biasa [id] with Olivia Jensen [id] and he also sang the title track for the film's soundtrack. In 2010 he appeared in the film Cinta 2 Hati [id] and performed on the film's soundtrack.

His second album, The One, was released in January 2010. In 2011, he performed the theme song at the Southeast Asian Games.

He released the album Live to Love in 2013, followed by Sides in 2016 and Dekade in 2018. In November 2018, Afgan celebrated 10 years in the music industry by kicking off his "Dekade" concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia followed by another concert in Jakarta in September 2019. Both concerts were sold out.

In 2020, Afgan, together with Raisa, released the single "Tunjukkan" five years after their first collaboration. Afgan had just released a new single on 6 February 2021, called "I'm sorry". His first global album Wallflower, containing 10 tracks, was released on 9 April 2021.

In 2022 he moved away from pop music to embrace a more R&B style, with tracks such as "So Wrong But So Right" and "Ku Dengannya Kau Dengan Dia".

Recognition and awards

Afgan won the Best Solo Male Vocalist Award for the song at the 2009 Anugerah Musik Indonesia.

He was named one of "10 Indonesian hip hop and R&B artists to check out right now" by HipHopDX in June 2022.


Afgansyah Rezza (2013)
Afgan performing in 2013

Studio albums

Title Album details
Confession No.1
The One
  • Released: 1 April 2010
  • Label: Wanna B Music Production [id]
  • Formats: CD, digital download
L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve
  • Released: 13 February 2013
  • Label: Trinity Optima Production [id]
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Released: 10 August 2016
  • Label: Trinity Optima Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays

Title EP details
Bersihkan Dirimu
  • Released: August 2009
  • Label: Sony BMG Indonesia, Wanna B Music Production [id]
  • Formats: CD, digital download
(with Isyana Sarasvati and Rendy Pandugo [id])
  • Released: 26 April 2019
  • Label: Sony Music Indonesia, Trinity Optima Production [id]
  • Formats: Digital download


Title Year Producer(s) Label Album
"Terima Kasih Cinta" 2008 Mario Kacang Wanna B Music Production [id] Confession No.1
"Sadis" Bebi Romeo
"Pada-Mu Kubersujud" Bersihkan Dirimu
"Bukan Cinta Biasa" 2009 The One
"Wajahmu Mengalihkan Duniaku" Bemby Noor
"Pencari JalanMu" Fajar PJ Maringka
"Cinta 2 Hati" 2010 Mario Kacang
"Dia Dia Dia" Bemby Noor
"Bawalah Cintaku" Bebi Romeo
"Dalam Mihrab Cinta" Keci Music Production [id] OST Dalam Mihrab Cinta
"Panah Asmara" 2011 Tohpati Wanna B Music Production [id] The One
"Kembali" N/A Trinity Optima Production [id] Non-album single
"Bunga Terakhir" 2012 Bebi Romeo Mega Music Bebi Romeo Mega Hits
"Pesan Cinta" Afgan,
Inu (Numata),
Nino (RAN)
Trinity Optima Production [id] L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve
"Jodoh Pasti Bertemu" 2013 Bemby Noor
"Sabar" Bebi Romeo
"Katakan Tidak" 2014 Alam Urbach
"Ku Mohon" Bemby Noor Non-album single
"Untukmu Aku Bertahan" David Kurnia Albert L1ve to Love, Love to L1ve
"Kamu yang Ku Tunggu"
(featuring Rossa)
Alam Urbach Love, Life & Music
"Knock Me Out" 2015 Taufik Batisah Trinity Optima Production [id] Sides
(featuring Raisa)
Afgan, Raisa, Adrian Rahmat, Kitut Trinity Optima Production [id],
Juni Records
"Kunci Hati" 2016 Afgan,
Ino (Numata)
Trinity Optima Production [id]
"Kau dengannya Ku dengan Dia" 2017 Afgan, Rian (D'Masiv)
(featuring SonaOne)
Afgan, SonaOne, Mhala (Numata)
(featuring Isyana Sarasvati & Rendy Pandugo)
2018 Afgan, Isyana Sarasvati, Rendy Pandugo Sony Music Entertainment Indonesia, Trinity Optima Production [id] Dekade
"Be Alright" Asian Games 2018: Energy of Asia



Year Title Role Note
2009 Bukan Cinta Biasa Himself Guest star
2010 Cinta 2 Hati Alfa Lead role
2013 Refrain Nata Lead role


Year Title Role Note Network
2008 OB (Office Boy) Himself Guest star RCTI
2008–2012 Doa Berbuka Puasa Himself SCTV
2014 Rising Star Indonesia (season 1) Himself Guest Judge; only appear in Top 5 RCTI
2015 X Factor Indonesia Himself Judge

See also

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