Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Hehanusa too busy for politics

Mon, 11/24/2008 11:33 AM | People

JAKARTA: While other celebrities are turning to politics, singer Andre Hehanusa said he still has lots of entertainment work to keep him busy.

"I have no interest in getting involved in politics, because I think I still have many things to do creatively rather than become a politician," he told The Jakarta Post over the weekend.

The singer, whose real name Andre Ronald Benito Hehanusa, said he was busy preparing his new album Living in Harmony, which would be launched in January 2009.

The album, he said, was themed on national harmony. He added he dedicated the album to the people in eastern Indonesia, which is where he was born and raised.

"We cannot just live for ourselves like nobody else matters in the world. The problem in our country is exclusivism ... many people talk big but actually they only live for themselves," said the artist who was born in Makassar on July 24, 1974.

Andre gained popularity during the 1990s through hits such as "Kuta Bali", "Bidadari" (Angel), and "Karena kutahu engkau begitu" (Because I know you're like that). -- JP/Matheos V. Messakh

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