Singaporean Akif Halqi to share stage with K-pop stars at World Festival

Nurul Azliah
Senior Lifestyle Reporter
Billboard-award winning K-pop group BTS is headlining the K-pop World Festival. (Photo: Yahoo Style)

A homegrown talent will be featured in one of the world’s biggest events dedicated to Korean pop music.

Singaporean dancer Akif Halqi, 21, will be representing his country at the K-pop World Festival in Changwon, South Korea on Friday (29 September) at 6pm Singapore time.

Akif, who is a full-time national serviceman, will be performing a popular ballad by K-pop artiste Taeyang called “Eye, Nose, Lips”, alongside two of his friends. Here’s a sneak preview of the performance posted by Akif on Instagram back in August:

The trio will be competing against teams from 12 other countries such as the United States, Canada and Hungary.

Here’s a full list of competitors with their Twitter handles: USA (@IV_KWF), Canada (@1PCE_), Hungary (@R3DSeven), India (@ImmortalARMYIN), Indonesia (@tiffaniafifa), Madagascar (@Antsa_fie), Malaysia (@KingsmanKWF), Nigeria (DE_FRAGILEDC), Peru (@analuciatlr), Russia (@partyhard_dt), Singapore (@mynameisakif), Turkey (@sinemkadioglu), and Vietnam (@Oops_Crew).

The festival will also feature performances by top K-pop stars such as Billboard-award winning group BTS and girl group TWICE.

The annual show will be streamed live by South Korean broadcaster KBS via YouTube and Twitter.

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