Malaysian rapper Bunga to hold first show in Singapore at Esplanade's Pesta Raya

Teenage Malaysian rapper Bunga, who has been listening to hip-hop fan since she was eight, had her first performance in a school event soon after. PHOTO: ESPLANADE
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SINGAPORE - Teenage Malaysian rapper Bunga stands out from the rest of her contemporaries in the hip-hop scene - she is the only one who performs wearing the traditional Malay attire of hijab and baju kurung.

"I want this to be my identity. I want people to see me in a baju kurung and go oh yeah, that's Bunga'. I think its good for both the youths and for the culture," the 19-year-old, whose real name is Noor Ayu Fatini Mohd Bakhari, says in a telephone interview.

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