TikTok has been a medium of entertainment for many of us lately, and if you believe that laughter is the best medicine then you could definitely rely on Hafidz Rahman for your daily dose of LOLs!
On today’s Featured Interview, we have a special guest who spoke to Sevenpie all the way from Singapore, you’ve probably seen his videos too. From having over 61 thousand followers and 743 thousand likes on TikTok, to 97 thousand followers on Instagram, there is no doubt that Hafidz Rahman, also known for his skits as a makcik has at least made you laugh one way or another on your #ForYouPage.
Turning himself into a middle aged woman and becoming a ‘makcik’ on camera has shot his career as a content creator into stardom. Continuing his journey as a content creator, Hafidz has been keeping his social media pages as lively as they can be with spooky story times on his Instagram story, a comedic podcast, and glamming himself up as a ‘makcik’ on TikTok, Hafidz Rahman is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Continue reading as Sevenpie interviews Content Creator, Hafidz Rahman!
1. Hello! Could you tell our readers a little about yourself?
Hello! I am an arts educator by profession, but also a full time performer, part time playwright and occasional makcik.
2. You have been making it big on TikTok recently, what made you switch on your camera and start recording TikTok videos?
I think every millennial has at one point of time in their lives scoffed at the prospect of creating a TikTok account. Maybe out of shame or ego or both. But I did it because personally I feel like TikTok has such a diverse and informative content and I felt like even if I didn’t post any content, it would still be an enjoyable run. But being a content creator, I was trying to diversify my social media handles and I thought…”Yeah…sure…” and I have never looked back since.
3. Your TikTok videos are very relatable, you’ve entertained and inspired thousands all over the world with what you’ve been doing online! What inspires your TikTok videos?
This whole spoof of the makcik is out of love! I grew up in an all female environment; my cousins my age were all girls. I grew up listening and being in the makcik zone all through my life with my grandmother, her friends, my aunts and their friends and of course my own mum. It is never to vilify pr put them in any negative light, if it comes across as such: it is a social commentary on my end on how we can make our community better by learning from the everyday things that we say or do or worse, inherit from our mothers. My characters are fully empowered, confident, speak their mind (sometimes way too much and unnecessarily lol) and always come from a well meaning place.
4. You are a TikTok Influencer with over 61 thousand followers on TikTok and 97 thousand followers on Instagram! What is it like being a Social Media Influencer in this day and age?
Stressful. The work itself is enjoyable but the by product of being recognised both online and in real life makes it a bit more stressful for me personally as I have to always watch what I say, even on days that I am snarky online.
5. The “If Makcik are…” series has been your most talked about videos recently, what inspired the series?
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After crossdressing for over six years with Lepak One Korner as Bonda Bedah, I honestly sometimes am at my wits end on what else to talk about. There is only so much material I can work with. It wasn’t until someone gave me an idea on exploring the possibilities of makciks taking on various jobs and see how they would react or say that I thought…okay, this might work. And thankfully it did.
6. What is the one video that has changed everything for you?
In 2014, I did a video called S**t Malay Mothers Say. I think that video sort of catapulted my presence online and everything changed from then on.
7. How has being a creator changed your life thus far?
To he honest I don’t think much has changed except for my bank account and my skill in small talk.
8. How do you juggle being a creator and your day-to-day life?
I think it goes in tandem rather than two separate things because I am creating content on a regular basis. But as I said earlier, I do feel like I have better control in navigating my work and handling my social media handles.
9. As a social media creator, do you deal with hate comments on a regular basis? If so, how do you deal with them?
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I am fortunate to not have a lot of hate comments. I would say 9, 9.5 out of ten people have been receiving it with positivity so I rarely have the bad luck of seeing a hate comment. But when I do…I just block lor. Make everyone’s life easier correction?! Haha.
10. For your fans and followers who are thinking of starting their journey into the TikTok world, what are some advice that you would give them?
Content is king. The preparation is essential so please think it through thoroughly. And have someone in your circle who is not a fan and will view your content objectively helps too. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of being around people who enable you even though your content is sub par. Oh, and us an iPhone. This is not The Blair Witch Project. Haha!