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Zozoba (Jomblo-jomblo Bahagia)

  • Alfiah Rahdini
  • 10 November 2016

ZOZOBA! (or Happy Happy Singles)

Zozoba is a project initiated by Bumi Pemuda Rahayu artist-in-residence Alfiah Rahdini and local Dlingo resident Siti Jumaroh. The project name ‘Zozoba’ came from many discussions in the kitchen of Bumi Pemuda Rahayu during September 2016, and name ‘Zozoba’ was adapted from a popular term amongst young people: Jojoba (jomblo-jomblo bahagia/singles-singles happy). The letter J was later changed to the letter Z because teenagers here often modify the spelling of their name to form a new slang words, so “jojoba” has become slang version “Zozoba” (zomblo-zomblo bahagya).