Kunto Aji was born in Yogyakarta, on January 4, 1987 as Kunto Aji Wibisono. The elder of the two siblings studied at Akademi Akuntansi YKPN Yogyakarta and graduated in March 2008.
Kunto Aji is known as Indonesia’s young male singer whose name emerged through the fifth season of Indonesian Idol in 2008. Aji—as he’s familiarly known—composed a single “Terlalu Lama Sendiri” in 2014, which is frequently played on national radio and became the ‘jam’ for the young generation due to its realistic and humorous lyrics.
Aji then released another single “Pengingat” in 2015 and his very first album “Generation Y” in the same year. Not only that, he also actively produces video clips with a creative concept that are different than those of most local musicians.
Kunto Aji achieved numerous awards throughout 2015, such as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year on NET.’s Indonesian Choice Awards, and the Best Newcomer and Best Indonesian Song on Anugerah Planet Muzik 2015 in Singapore.
Personally, Aji admits that he is not a person who compartmentalizes relationships; in fact, he always tries to make friends from various circles, and dares to try out anything that attracts his curiosity.
That’s what shapes him into an independent public figure who pours out his creative ideas and innovations to the things he creates, such as music and fashion.
Aji, who loves reading or gaming before bed, also admits that he has been keeping up with the development of fashion world but still applies trends based on his personal taste. He believes that fashion is a reflection of himself, where he can express his ideas and innovations just like in his music and other works.
“I’m just being myself; I do what I want and I do what I like.” – Kunto Aji
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