ABOUT

Namewee, Wee Meng Chee (名字) is a Malaysian Chinese male hip hop recording artist, composer, filmmaker and actor. He was first taken notice after releasing a controversial song titled Negarakuku, a remake of the national anthem of Malaysia, Negaraku. 


PROFILE

  • Birthplace: Malaysia
  • Height: 5'7"

TRIVIA

-Girlfriend name: Sarah (2010-present)
-Negarakuku was controversial because the word "kuku" refers to the male reproductive organ in Chinese Hokkien dialect. 
- 2007 (Sept. 3rd) He released his first, self-titled EP, Namewee (Chinese: 明志), in Malaysia. The album was completed in May and does not contain Negarakuku.
-2010, he released his first film titled Nasi Lemak 2.0. Subsequently, he released Hantu Gangster and Kara King, which were released in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He also started a talk show series on YouTube, Namewee Tokok, in September 2012. 
-He was nominated for the Best Male Vocal Mandarin award at the Golden Melody Award in 2016 and 2017. 
-2016 (August) He was arrested by police for filming a music video, featuring performers dressed as religious leaders going about a church, a mosque and a Chinese temple, which allegedly insulted the dignity of Islam.
-Namewee is a controversial figure in Malaysian Chinese music. 
-He first gained mainstream popularity with his song You're Not Red (Chinese: 你不紅).