SINGER HUNNY AN EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR

Singer-tele­vi­sion host opens record­ing stu­dio and launches lip­stick line, writes

New Straits Times - - Entertainment - BIBI NURSHUHADA RAMLI

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.”

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Singer Hunny Madu says mu­sic is her pas­sion.

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