1NEWS – Iqhbal from West Sumatra successfully won the title in the 2021 Indonesian Dangdut League (LIDA) talent search event. Behind his golden voice, Iqhbal is also known to be a doctor.
So, what about his future career? Which will he do first, staying as a doctor or his new career as a dangdut singer?
“Doctors and singers are both priorities. The dream is to become a full-fledged doctor, while singers are inner satisfaction,” said Iqhbal, at the Indosiar Monday Spirit event, which was held virtually.
For Iqhbal, being a doctor is an extraordinary honor as well as a form of dedication to the community. But he also doesn’t want to waste the 2021 LIDA title, which he has worked so hard to achieve. “Iqhbal wants to practice as a doctor and sing too,” he said.
As previously reported, Iqhbal successfully defeated two of his competitors in the 2021 LIDA grand final, namely Ratna from South Kalimantan and Sulis from West Nusa Tenggara. For Iqhbal, the victory could not be separated from the support of fans and the prayers of the closest people, especially his family, so that he can become the 1st winner of LIDA 2021.
“This is not all thanks to Iqhbal himself but all who support and pray for their SMS support, thank you all very much and it is thanks to them that this victory was achieved,” he said. For his victory, Iqhbal is entitled to take home a cash prize of IDR 500 million and a winning song entitled “More than My Life”.