SINGER HUNNY AN ENTREPRENEUR
Singer-television host opens recording studio and launches lipstick line, writes
SHE joined the ranks of celebrity entrepreneurs when she opened a recording studio and started a lipstick line. “I’ve always had a strong interest in music and beauty,” said Hunny Madu, 33, at her studio in Kota Damansara, Selangor, recently.
“I’ve been meaning to launch my own beauty brand some four years ago, but the timing was always off.”
Hunny’s idea for the setting up of a recording studio, however, came out of the blue when she received an offer to buy a recording studio for a song.
Located at Sunway Giza Mall in Petaling Jaya, the studio, which bears the name HM Studio, offers a sound engineer for every recording session, and it costs RM100 per hour.
“This way, aspiring artistes can record their demo here with the assistance of a sound expert.”
The studio has seen award-winning rapper SonaOne and singer Kayda using the studio.
“We also had some voice-over talents coming here for recording,” she added.
HM Studio is also an event and dance space. Hunny has set a low rental price of RM30 per hour to cater to more customers.
“We’ve had a group of women who wanted to dance the pocopoco with their hijab off.
“Another group had their zumba session here. We just want everyone to come.”
Madu Cosmestics makes its debut in the beauty market with a matte lipstick collection. Costing RM55 each, the line features nine shades and is at www.maducosmetics.com. Hunny hopes to gauge the public’s reception before selling the products at brickand-mortar stores.
In the pipeline is the release of liquid matte lipsticks, eyeliner and CC Cream products.
Hunny, whose real name is Hani Farhana Mohd Hatim, continues to focus on her singing career.
Having released three singles — Go Hard Or Gostan (2014), Gucci Dowh (2015) and Hello last year— her single Get Money will be released next month.
The tune features American rapper Radio 3000.
“Though I’m not rushing to come out with new music, singing is still my passion,” said Hunny.
She is writing and recording new tunes. She is learning the ropes in producing her own music, especially since she has a recording studio.
The former radio announcer for Fly FM said she missed being on air.
“I was with the radio station for six years. I enjoyed the work but I cannot afford to be tied down by the job’s tight schedule.
“I won’t have much free time to work on my businesses and promote my music.”
Singer Hunny Madu says music is her passion.