Music Lab Podcast: Singaporean singer Iman Fandi on making music, growing up in famous family

Listen to Iman Fandi, Singaporean singer and songwriter, as well as model and athlete, in this episode of Music Lab. ST PHOTO: EUGENE TAN
(From left) ST music correspondent Eddino Abdul Hadi, singer-songwriter Iman Fandi, ST podcast producers Teo Tong Kai and Eden Soh in the podcast studio. ST PHOTO: EUGENE TAN

Synopsis: Each month, The Straits Times invites music acts to its podcast studio.

In the fourth episode of Music Lab, ST’s music correspondent Eddino Abdul Hadi hosts Singapore singer-songwriter Iman Fandi.

Iman is a multi-hyphenate – a model and athlete who made her professional music debut as a singer and songwriter in 2021.

She recently released her latest and fourth single, Top Bop, a song that sees her expanding her musical palette and incorporating elements of hip-hop music into her dance-pop repertoire.

Iman is also the only daughter of Singaporean football icon Fandi Ahmad and model Wendy Jacobs, and she grew up with brothers who also went on to make their mark in local and international football.

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Highlights (click/tap above):

2:57 Finding a new musical direction with her latest song, Top Bop

13:51 She had to google why her dad was famous

15:38 On growing up as a tomboy

17:41: Her dad’s thoughts on her music

21:22 Does having famous parents give her an unfair advantage?

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Produced by: Eddino Abdul Hadi (, Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim, Teo Tong Kai and Eden Soh

Edited by: Teo Tong Kai

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