Zayn Malik is taking a step in a new direction tonight, as he makes his first solo appearance since quitting One Direction at the Annual Asian Awards in London.
The 22-year-old singer – who announced last month he was leaving the boyband to live a “normal life” – will walk the red carpet at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
DJ Naughty Boy – real name Shahid Khan – is also attending the event and he and Malik are rumoured to be making an announcement about Malik’s first solo music venture.
Shortly after Malik quit One Direction, Naughty Boy posted a demo of song I Won’t Mind, featuring Malik’s vocals, online, only to delete it 12 hours later.
Other guests expected at the fifth Annual Asian Awards, which celebrate excellence across the global Pan-Asian community, include X Factor judge Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen, Gok Wan, fashion designer John Rocha and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.
Meanwhile here’s a cool YouTube video about Zayn: