NST Groove finds out from one of its members, Sasha Saidin

FANS of 90s girl group Elite have been holding out hope that they will see their favourite ladies make a comeback in the music scene soon.

What more after a video of the ladies performing on stage at the wedding reception of one of their members, Abby Abadi, went viral on social media recently.

“The truth is, we are also at the edge of our seat, itching to make a comeback. It would be an absolute pleasure for us to get back on stage and perform,” said Sasha Saidin, one of the members who is also the elder sister of actor Zain Saidin.

The girl band formed in 1996, which has been dubbed as the Malaysian Spice Girls is also made up of Azza (Nor Azzarima Zawari, Linda (Azlinda Rafar) and Watie (Norwati Sadali) and are famous for their hits like Manisnya Senyumanmu, and Tamparan Wanita.


After a video of Elite performing on stage at the wedding reception of one of their members, Abby Abadi, went viral on social media recently, fans of the 90s girl group have been holding out hope that they will see their favourite ladies make a comeback in the music scene soon. Pix by Faiz Anuar

But should a reunion happen, Sasha said she and her bandmates would need to fully commit and plan ahead due to their hectic schedules and family commitments.

“We don’t want to reunite just for the sake of a one-time comeback. We’d want to properly release a new single and perhaps go on a road tour because we have fans outside of KL too who would want to see us,” said the 41-year-old when met at TGV One Utama recently for the launch of Mata Cinta, a new web series which she stars in alongside Juliana Evans.

Sasha shared that a close friend of hers who is also a producer, recently proposed a few songs for Sasha to listen to, that could potentially be Elite’s next project to work on.


“We don’t want to reunite just for the sake of a one-time comeback. We’d want to properly release a new single and perhaps go on a road tour because we have fans outside of KL too who would want to see us,” said Sasha Saidin. Pix by Nurul Syazana Rose Razman

“I know that Elite has always stood out with its own sound and style of music, so I’d like to see our group take a new direction and explore the R&B genre perhaps, but still maintain the true essence of Elite.

“I still want our songs to be upbeat and danceable,” she said.

Could we expect something to materialise sometime next year perhaps?

“Oh I certainly hope so! But then again, everything needs proper planning so it will surely take awhile,” she added.

Sasha also said that Elite will return without Abby, who has made the decision to not be involved in their future projects.

“We will go on without her, but the most important thing is that we have her consent, so there’s no hard feelings between us.

“At the end of the day, we’re all still very much close to one another, nothing much has changed after all these years,” she said.

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