Like her name, Queennera Francis reflects grace and dignity everywhere she goes. Her strong, sultry voice has reached many corners of the country with her being an AF season 9 finalist.
Yet her focus and concerns are far from the neon lights of the entertaining world. Nera, as she is known to friends and family, is troubled these days by safety and security in Sabah. “More needs to be done to improve this, ” she says as a concerned mother of a baby boy.
What drives Nera is her young son and her dreams for him. “I want to be my son’s role model. I want to be his sanctuary and his inspiration.” Having had a close relationship with her family, she desires the same for her own son and for the people of Sabah. “Family is the first structure and system we experience in our lives. It is through families that tradition is kept alive, heritage kept rich and love kept unconditional.”
Nera’s mellifluous voice can be heard from 10am to 1pm Mondays to Fridays. Her segment will be covering issues on women and children and instilling some all round girl power! Together with Velvet Aduk, Nera will represent the womenfolk in Kupikupifm. Their goal for women in the state is to be seen, be heard and be counted.
For Kupikupifm, she also has high hopes that the radio station will be a platform for building peace and trust amongst the many communities in Sabah. “I want listeners to be inspired, to know that they are never alone because we are here to listen.
“Ultimately, I want the younger generations to appreciate and protect their families and homes and love the beauty that resides in Sabah’s diverse cultures.”