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Ninety One Members Profile and Facts

Ninety One Profile and Facts

Ninety One is a Kazakhstani self-managed boy group consisting of Alem, ACE, ZaQ and Bala. They debuted on September 1, 2015 with the song “Aiyptama” (“Don’t Judge”) under JUZ Entertainment. Ninety One is the first Q-pop group and started new genre of Q-pop itself which is based on Western Pop & K-pop. On August 4, 2020, it was announced that A.Z has left the group.

Ninety One Fandom Name: EagleZ
Ninety One Official Fan Colors:

Ninety One Official Accounts:
X (Twitter): NinetyOne_Real
Instagram: ninetyone
TikTok: ninetyone_official

Ninety One Current Members:

Stage Name: ACE
Real Name: Azamat Ashmakyn
Kazakh Full Name: Ashmaqyn Qaıratuly Azamat (Ашмақын Қайратұлы Азамат)
Russian Full Name: Azamat Kairatovich Ashmakyn (Азамат Кайратович Ашмакын)
Position: Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: August 29, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Instagram: acetagrammy

ACE Facts:
– Birthplace: Narynqol village, Almaty oblast, Kazakhstan.
– His family moved to Almaty city, when he was three years old.
– He has a younger brother, Aset Ashmakyn, member of NKI.
– Graduated from Jurgeno Academy of Arts, majoring professional acting.
– He is now studying at Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages.
– He speaks Kazakh, Russian, English, Korean and Spanish.
– He can think for a very long time.
– He loves reading mystical and esoteric books.
– He prefers spicy food over sweet and separate house over apartments.
– He can drive a car. His first car was Mazda Cronos, he broke it a lot.
– His favorite times of a year are last days of spring and the beginning of fall.
– His hobbies are dancing, outdoor recreation, table tennis, extreme sports.
– As he says, he cannot live without faith.
– He describes his style before joining Ninety One as strange as he always bought clothes from second-hand markets and refused to wear dyed hair and earrings.
– If he were to an inhabited island, he would bring his skills and a girl.
– His ideal date is when feelings flow, there is no awkwardness, and all is going according to a plan.
– His role models are Brian McKnight, BoysIIMen, Craig David, Eric Benet.
– He became interested in singing after watching Craig David’s “Seven Days” and listening to Sailor Moon anime series endings.
– During trainee days, he worked as a cameraman.
– He was last member joined.
– He began singing after listening to Soviet-Russian singer Alla Pugachyova.
– From 2012 to 2015, he was a trainee at SM Entertainment in South Korea.
– During quarantine, he was not stable at deciding hobbies, he did what he wanted. Mostly, he studied PR-managing and visited coaching sessions.
– He is an actual CEO of the agency, which he and his members founded. He decides economical and judicial decisions after the group became independent.


Stage Name: Alem
Real Name: Batyrkhan Malikov
Kazakh Full Name: Màlik Abaıuly Batyrkhan (Мәлік Абайұлы Батырхан)
Russian Full Name: Batyrkhan Abayevich Malikov (Батырхан Абаевич Маликов)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 18, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
Instagram: xcialem

Alem Facts:
– Birthplace: Uchkuduk, Uzbekistan.
– Family: parents, older brother and younger sister.
– His father used to be a professional toastmaster.
– His ancestry is Junior Juz-Alimuly-Shomekei.
– Graduated from the Academy of Culture and Fine Art in Chelyabinsk, Russia.
– He has bad eyesight.
– He has tattoos on his neck and right arm.
– His father played bass guitar and his uncle played dombra, accordion and keyed instruments.
– His hobbies are football and watching movies.
– He reads a lot.
– He and A.Z were not close at first.
– He is called ‘Old Man’ due to his forgetfulness.
– He was a cinephile before.
– His favorite anime series is Death Note.
– His favorite Hollywood actors are Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Tilda Swinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon.
– His role models are Chris Brown, Usher, Robbie Williams, Michael Bubble and Frank Sinatra.
– He developed his fashion taste with subscribing foreign fashionistas and model on Instagram.
– He trained his singing with his father, had been with him at weddings.
– He is a finalist of vocal TV show Voice of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstani adaptation of The Voice.
– He is a semifinalist of X Factor Project Kazakhstan.
– He is a laureate of International Music Competitions, which were held in Barcelona, Berlin and several Russian cities.
– During trainee days, he worked as a waiter, stevedore and cleaner.
– During quarantine, he tested himself in digital coin trading and in photo editing.
– He was a judge in the show The Voice of Kazakhstan.
– He is responsible for clip-making after the group became independent.
– He became married on January 20, 2024.


Stage Name: ZaQ
Real Name: Dulat Mukhametkaliyev
Kazakh Full Name: Muhametqali Bolatuly Dýlat (Мұхаметқали Болатұлы Дулат)
Russian Full Name: Dulat Bolatovich Mukhametkaliyev (Дулат Болатович Мухаметкалиев)
Position: Main Rapper, Choreographer
Birthday: February 8, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 175 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
Instagram: zaqcount

ZaQ Facts:
– Birthplace: Semei, Kazakhstan.
– He has a younger brother and a younger sister.
– He studied at Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages for one year.
– He speaks Kazakh, Russian and English.
– His favorite book is The Minds of Billy Milligan.
– He practices acrobatics in his school days.
– He has been rapping since the second grade of elementary school and attended internet rap battles in Kazakh language.
– He is the main prankster and the first choreographer of the group.
– He is a member of the main board of the Jas Otan youth organization.
– He is the winner of the K-TOP IDOLS project.
– He is like a creative producer after the group became independent.
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Stage Name: Bala
Real Name: Daniyar Kulumshin
Kazakh Full Name: Qulymsha Aqylbaiuly Daniıar (Құлымша Ақылбайұлы Данияр)
Russian Full Name: Daniyar Akylbaiyevich Kulumshin (Данияр Акылбаевич Кулумшин)
Position: Vocalist, Sub Rapper, Kenje
Birthday: February 19, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 179 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 58 kg (127 lbs)
Instagram: bqlq.qi

Bala Facts:
– Birthplace: Aqtobe, Kazakhstan.
– His stage name Bala means Boy.
– He has a younger brother and a younger sister.
– He studied at Elebekov Republican Variety-Circus College from 3 years.
– He is a former member of the vocal-instrumental group Brotherhood.
– He speaks the least at the interviews.
– He was hard to learn choreo moves.
– His hobbies are football and painting.
– His first serious career thought was about becoming an architect, but after learning that he must have good results at Maths, he gave up and turned to music.
– His role models are John Legend, Sam Smith, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars and James Arthur.
– He began singing after performing in front of his relatives at the celebration.
– He was performing at weddings with no money gained from it.
– During quarantine, he began practicing hip-hop and popping and read a lot about the cause of life.
– He is like a strategist after the group became independent.
– He is studying in the USA, so the group is in long hiatus.

Former Member:
Stage Name: A.Z
Real Name: Azamat Zenkayev
Kazakh Full Name: Zenkayev Baıbýlatuly Azamat (Зенкаев Байбулатұлы Азамат)
Russian Full Name: Azamat Baibulatovich Zenkayev (Азамат Байбулатович Зенкаев)
Position: Leader, Rapper
Birthday: September 28, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Instagram: xciii.ix.xxviii

A.Z Facts:
– Birthplace: Atyrau, K azakhstan.
– Family: parents, older sister and a younger brother.
– He studied to be a shipdriver.
– In his childhood he wanted to be a firefighter.
– His name Azamat means to be mighty.
– He has a tattoo of an anchor on his back neck.
– His hobbies are paintball, dancing and swimming.
– He was shy to tell his parents about his songwriting.
– His role model is Eminem.
– Since 2004, Azamat has been interested in rap and began to participate in freestyle battles.
– In 2006, he has been professionally engaged in underground rap under the stage name HALFANI.
– He was the winner of the K-TOP IDOLS project.
– He did not strive to become a leader, other members chose him to become one.
– He trained other members to be tough in front of haters, who used to assault them face to face at the earlier years of the group.
– He left the group in August 4, 2020 due to his exclusive contract being terminated.

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Note 2: Kazakh and Russian names are given because the state of Kazakhstan, where Ninety One comes from, has Kazakh and Russian as its official languages.

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