Malaysian singer Zee Avi marries Japan-born Kenji Matano

Mumtaj Begum

THE STAR – Artiste Zee Avi is married. The 35-year-old Sarawakian tied the knot on Monday with Kenji Matano, who is originally from Japan.

According to a report in mStar, the wedding ceremony was held at a surau in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

The Bitter Heart singer also shared the news on her Instagram yesterday by posting a video of her in her wedding dress, where she showed off her ring.

In a previous interview, the Miri-born singer had said that she wants a husband who understands her career as a performer and someone who is unique. “Whatever it is, my future husband must be able to accept my favourite food, which is ulam (traditional salad),” she had said in that interview.

“I am okay if he is not in the entertainment field as well, he just has to be someone who gets that I am a singer-songwriter who spends a lot of time in the studio, where there are usually a lot of men.”

Zee Avi’s soothing voice and songs gained her international stardom ever since the release of her self-titled debut album which peaked at No 130 on the United States (US) Billboard 200 albums chart in 2009.

Singer Zee Avi shares that she has gotten married. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ZEE AVI