SonaOne wants to branch into filmmaking

Ashraf Nasser
SonaOne doesn't want to act, he has his heart set on directing and scriptwriting instead.

2 Jan – Despite having made a huge name for himself as a rapper, SonaOne still has dreams of being involved in the world of movies.

"I want to be part of the film industry. Not as an actor, but as a writer and director. Maybe I can begin by directing my own music videos, then move on to other artists' songs. I want to make the music feel more 'alive'," he said, as quoted by Harian Metro.

SonaOne, real name Mikael Adam Mohd Rafee Michel Lozach, says he doesn't want to just stop at music videos and movies – he also wants to work on the stage productions of Malaysian music events.

"Like I mentioned before, I want to make the music feel 'alive'. Malaysian hip hop is going through a great phase right now, but the stage performances aren't up to par with the music quality. For big award shows, the production quality is top-notch.

"However, for music events outside of the huge award ceremonies, there is still plenty of room for improvement."

Music-wise, SonaOne is currently busy finishing up his solo album that is set to be released after this Aidilfitri.

The album was intended to be released in 2019, but unexpected circumstances led him to push back the release date.

(Photo source: SonaOne's Facebook)