Though born Noor Ayu Fatini, this talented young star is more popularly known by her stage name Bunga (which means flower in Malay). She made heads turn when she became the only female finalist who donned a full hijab (headscarf) and baju kurung (traditional Malay female attire) while showing her rapping skills on 16 Baris, a local online hip hop star-search show which was heavily dominated by male contestants. Her brave effort proved fruitful and was then given worldwide attention when her video received millions of views from every corner of the world. In fact, her bold move was documented by many international media outlets including The New York Times, Vogue Arabia and several others.
Since then, Bunga has become an inspiration to many other young Muslim girls around the world who aspire to break boundaries without having to forego their Islamic identity. Closer to home, Bunga has collaborated with several local stars in releasing some great entertaining numbers like Intan Payung with Noraniza Idris and most recently Mereng which was penned during the covid-19 lockdown in Malaysia. Bunga has also made her way into the acting front after being offered several important roles in a few television dramas. Refusing to give up her image as the baju kurung and hijab-wearing rapper, the young star is looking forward to make more great music and creating a bigger impact in her field.