Dato’ Mizal Zaini or fondly known as AC Mizal, is an actor, singer, comedian, and former FM radio station in Malaysia. AC Mizal was once the lead singer for the allboys’ band 4U2C, winning him the Most Popular Group Artist award in 1997 besides claiming other Platinum Awards in Malaysia and Singapore. Now, the DNF GROUP Sdn Bhd Chairman, who has leapt over many hurdles, will officially air his latest venture: a RM100 million ringgit five-channel station called Syiok TV.
AC to me is an intelligent entertainer.
Success comes from his sharp survival instincts as
Working on a projects with him is a joy as he
That in itself is a very valuable commodity
well as always thinking about how to help others
always keeps the atmosphere light by constantly
in our industry. Knowing his history in the
help themselves by creating opportunities for
joking away to reduce even the most tense if
entertainment industry I can conclude that he is a
people to catch ﬁsh rather than giving them ﬁsh.
person that is constantly trying to better himself.
Having an in-depth knowledge of the workings
Constantly reinventing himself to keep himself
of the different disciplines of business like
The way he loves and cares for his family is
relevant in an ever-changing industry where you
conventional trading, Multi-Level Marketing, Online
exemplary and is a source of inspiration to me.
can be popular today and a nobody the next
marketing and also the digital radio business gives
I am very proud to know someone as talented,
day. Met DAC during our singing days and never
him an edge over many with regards to insights
caring and as driven as Dato’ AC. Having him
thought one day that we would be partners and
on what is required to make a business successful.
as a partner i ﬁnd as a blessing, because we complement each other strength, weaknesses and
brothers in arms in this industry. DAC is a doer and he also puts trust in people he
differences to become one of the major forces
DAC is a very talented entertainer and what is
is working with. As a ﬁlm director it is so easy to
in the entertainment industry in Malaysia today.
important is that he knows his worth and has been
work with him as he is disciplined and executes
To be in business with someone who always has
able to sustain his popularity for almost 3 decades.
instructions to a T. A perfectionist. It is wonderful
your back is a godsend and this creates a great
One does not achieve such a feat without having
to work with him as you know the outcome of
environment for our business to thrive.
a deep understanding of how the industry works
your project is going to be great with him in it. He
and using that knowledge to his advantage.
has no qualms to go out of his comfort zone and
He is a very brave businessman and is not afraid to
to try new things. Has the balls to venture into
stand up for what he believes and is not afraid to
the unknown at times (even though my efforts to
ﬁght for what he wants, even though it might rub
get him to eat fruit is still un-fruitful until today).
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/ Dato’ Afdlin Shauki Co-Founder Syiok Media TV